Iris Prize Shorts 2021

God’s Daughter Dances

A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the Military Service Examination. Shin-mi, with everything in readiness, takes her steps to the Military Manpower Administration.

DIRECTOR: Sungbin BYUN
PRODUCER: Suji BONG
WRITER: Sungbin BYUN
South Korea, 24 Minutes

A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the Military Service Examination. Shin-mi, with everything in readiness, takes her steps to the Military Manpower Administration.

Awards: 43rd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Audience Award (2021, France) 27th Palm Springs International ShortFest (2021, USA) 18th In the Palace International Short Film Festival (2021, Bulgaria) 38th Busan international Short Film Festival, Best Acting Award (2021, South Korea) 23rd Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (2021, Japan).

Check Out The Trailer: God’s Daughter Dances

Born in 1991, Byun studied Film and Eastern Philosophy at University. With his short films Horn (2014) and The Chicken of Wuzuh (2015) he was invited to play Busan International Film Festival and won the Grand Prix from the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. Another one of his films, Hands and Wings (2019) was selected to play Slamdance and the Brussels Short Film Festival.


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