Flora

A Film by Chaerin Im

Synopsis


‘At Kindergarten I thought I could grow a penis from my vagina, just like the other boys.’ Although Chaerin Im was born as a woman, she never had affection or interest in objects or properties that corresponded to the category of ‘feminine’. At the same time, she never had the feeling that she should have been a man. Through twist and turns of uncanny sculptures resembling a penis and/or vagina or both, Chaerin questions the general gender connotations.

Director

  • Picture of Chaerin Im © Chaerin Im

    Chaerin Im

    Chaerin Im is a female filmmaker who focuses on sexuality and gender issues through animation. She graduated Seoul National University's Visual Communication Design BFA program (at 2017) and recently studying at CalArts Experimental Animation MFA program.

Awards + Festivals

  • 61st INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM (Next Masters Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film, World Premiere, Leipzig, Germany)October 29, 2018
  • 48th ALCINE- FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES / COMUNIDAD DE MADRID (Sex And Society Section, Non-Competitive, Spain Premiere, Madrid, Spain )November 9, 2018
  • 11th ANIMASIVO - COMTEMPORARY ANIMATION FESTIVAL OF MEXICO CITY (Student Category, Mexico Premiere, Mexico City, Mexico)November 28, 2018
  • *NOMINATED: BEST EXPERIMENTAL*
    8th EINDHOVEN FILM FESTIVAL (Experimental Short Category, Netherlands Premiere, Eindhoven, Netherlands) November 29, 2018
  • 36th FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS (4th Experimental Short Film Competition, France Premiere, Aix-en-Provence, France)December 4, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 8th PINK LIFE QUEERFEST (Short Selection of Preferred Physicians, Ankara, Turkey)January 24, 2019
  • 5th FICME - MERIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Merida, Mexico)February 7, 2019
  • 40th BRUSSELS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)February 10, 2019
  • 4th MEDELLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - FESTMEDALLO (International Short Film Competition, Medellin, Colombia)February 14, 2019
  • 14th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Experimental Competition, Athens, Greece)March 12, 2019
  • 12th GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Glasgow, Scotland)March 13, 2019
  • BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTQ + FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)March 21, 2019
  • *NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE*
    21.03.2019 * 4th GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL (US Competition, Berkeley, CA, USA)March 21, 2019
  • 11th FICAM - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINEMA D’ANIMATION DE MEKNES (INT'L SHORT ANIMATED FILM COMPETITION, Official Selection, Meknes, Morocco)March 22, 2019
  • 10th CHALON TOUT COURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chalon-sur-Saône, France)April 4, 2019
  • 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • 32nd EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Osnabrück, Germany)April 24, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT*
    1st FILMART FESTIVAL MADRID (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 26, 2019
  • 5th IBRIDA FESTIVAL DELLE ARTI INTERMEDIALI (Official Selection, Forlì, Italy)April 26, 2019
  • 10th LEIDEN INT'L SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, The Netherlands)May 9, 2019
  • 14th XPOSED INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)May 9, 2019
  • 7th SHORTS@FRINGE - AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Azores, Portugal)May 24, 2019
  • 16th VIS VIENNA SHORTS - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR SHORT FILM, ANIMATION & MUSIC VIDEO (International Competition Animation Avantgarde, Vienna, Austria)May 28, 2019
  • 7th ALTAN KHALIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)June 4, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 5th MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)July 11, 2019
  • *BEST ARTWORK*
    5th INNUENDO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Milano, Italy)July 26, 2019
  • 10th BANGALORE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangalore, India)August 1, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 11th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)August 19, 2019
  • 14th LINOLEUM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION & MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)September 4, 2019
  • ARS ELECTRONICA ANIMATION FESTIVAL - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR CYBERARTS (“Best Of” Selection, Linz, Austria)September 5, 2019
  • 16th QUEER CITY CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)September 18, 2019
  • 3rd SUPERNOVA DIGITAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Special Curated Program, Denver, Colorado, United States)September 21, 2019
  • 8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Outside of California City, CA, USA)September 26, 2019
  • 3rd BOLTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolton, UK)October 1, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 17th VIDEOQUEER - LGBTQ SHORT MOVIE COMPETITION (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)October 15, 2019
  • 14th PORNFILMFESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 22, 2019
  • 6th PRIMANIMA WORLD FESTIVAL OF FIRST ANIMATIONS (Official Selection of Night Moves Program, Budapest, Hungary)October 30, 2019
  • 180’ BERLIN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 11, 2019
  • REANIMA - BERGEN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bergen, Norway)November 14, 2019
  • 23rd BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL - PÖFF (Official Selection, Tallin, Estonia)November 19, 2019
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    5th ANIMATION MARATHON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 21, 2019
  • 24th CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coimbra, Portugal)November 23, 2019
  • 5th PORI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, City of Pori, Finland)November 27, 2019
  • 17th ANILOGUE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 27, 2019
  • GRAND OFF WORLD INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)November 28, 2019
  • 6th PORNY DAYS - FILM KUNST FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zurich, Switzerland)November 28, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Chaerin Im
Screenplay
Chaerin Im
Producer
Chaerin Im
Director of Photography
Chaerin Im
Sound
Roger Kim
Editor
Chaerin Im
Sound Design
Roger Kim
Music
Roger Kim

Cast

Voice-Over
Bronwyn Malony
Vibraphone
Katie Eikam

Details

Running Time
04:17 min
Shooting Format
Digital 1K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

California Institute Of The Arts
Valencia, CA 91355

DIRECTOR

Chaerin Im
24700 McBean Pkwy, BD-20
chaerinim@alum.calarts.edu
https://vimeo.com/chaerinim