Dear Chaemin

Short Documentary
Three-Channel Installation
︎Web Archive
2020 | 17:15 | COLOR | STEREO | Korean with english subtitles

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of video letters are sent to the director’s sister in Seoul. Should we want to return to the ‘old normal’?
The autofictional film juxtaposes the Korean and Dutch contexts of contact tracing, biopolitics, and crowd control practices, each of which intensifies the stigmatization and violence against queer communities and people of Asian descent.

Winner Grand Prize (Seoul International Women’s Film Festival 2021, Asian Shorts Competition)
︎︎︎ jury statement eng / kor
Winner National Award (Leiden Shorts 2021, National Competition)
︎︎︎ jury statement eng
Winner Best Film About Covid-19 Pandemic (The Hague Film Festival 2021, Pandemic Chronicles Competition)
Nominee Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds Award (Nederlands Film Festival 2020, Student Competition)
Nominee Royal Academy Master Department Award 2020

Boston Asian American Film Festival (2021, US)
Women’s Film Festival in Gwangju (2021, KR)
Jeju Women’s Film Festival (2021, KR)
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (2021, KR)
Leiden Shorts (2021, NL)
The Hague Film Festival (2021, NL)
Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival (2021, US)
Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival (2021, UK)
Zeitgeist Film Restival (2021, US)
Nederlands Film Festival (2020, NL)

A Film by
Cyan Bae

original script by
Cyan Bae

Original Score by
waterparken ︎Bandcamp

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