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To each your Sarah

2019, Color, 25'35", Live Action
Dir: KIM Deok-geun
Keyword: Drama, Women, Rights, Family


Film Awards
The 37th Busan Short Film Festival (2020,Korea)
The 12th Short Waves Festival (2020,Poland)
The 49th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival (2020,Germany)
The 18th Florence Korea Film Fest (2020,Italy)
The 12th Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (2020,Netherlands)
The 22th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (2020,Israel)
The 2nd Aswan International Women Film Festival (2020,Egypt)
The 6th Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival (2019,China)
The 21th Daejeon Independent Film Festival, Excellence Award (2019,Korea)
The 3rd Anyang Shinfilm Art Film Festival, Best Film (2019,South Korea)
The 20th Daegu Independent Short Film Festival (2019,Korea)
The 21th Jeongdongjin Independent Film & Video Festival (2019,Korea)
The 13th Great Short Film Festival (2019,Korea)
The 1st - (2019,Korea)
The 13th Film Festival for Women's rights (2019,Korea)
The 20th Jeonju International Film Festival (2019,Korea)
The 18th Mise-en-scène's Short Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, Special Jury Prize for actress (2019,Korea)
The 12th Seoul Senior Film Festival (2019,Korea)
The 13th Evergreen Short Film Festival (2019,Korea)
The 18th International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy (ISFVF), Best Director (2019,China)
The 39th Hawaii International Film Festival (2019,USA)
The 20th San Diego Asian Film Festival (2019,USA)
The 14th London Korean Film Festival (2019,UK)
The 16th Bahamas International Film Festival (2019,Venezuela)
The 42th Poitiers Film Festival (2019,France)
The 5th Tetouan International Film School Festival (2019,Morocco)
The 16th Kinoproba International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools (2019,Russia)

Having been discouraged by her life in Seoul, 51-year old woman ‘Jung-ja’ returns to her hometown. There she starts working at a slaughterhouse under the alias ‘Sarah’ to hide her miserable plight from other people… And then, she meets someone who calls her ‘Jung-ja’.

Director's Note

About courage that can only be obtained after everything is lost.

Director's Bio / Filmography
- KIM Deok-geun

KIM Deok-geun  

Born in Seoul, he’s studying at Korea National University of Arts School of film, TV & multimedia / Film making department. His previous short film (2018) was invited at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, Wide Angle section. (2019) is his second short. Recently, he is developing the scenario of the feature project. 


2018 [My Little Brother, Seung-hyuk] HD, Color, 19’9” 

23th Busan International Film Festival, Wide Angle (2018, Korea) 

38th Hawaii International Film festival (2018, Hawaii) 

16th Curta Santos Short Film festival(2018, Brazil) 

1st Global University Film Awards(2018, Hong Kong), Most Promising Actress, Best Narrative 

7th Mumbai International Short Film Festival(2018, India), Honorable Jury Mention 

10th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival(2019, Malaysia) 

13th San Diego International Kids' Film Festival(2019,US), Best Director Award 

36th Busan International Short Film Festival (2019, Korea) 

5th Sokcho International Disability Film Festival (2019, Korea) 

13th Asia International Youth Film Festival (2019, Korea) 

20th Jeju International Disabled People’s Human Rights Film Festival(2019, Korea), Audience Award 

20th Persons with Disabillities Film Festival(2019, Korea) 

19th Korea Youth Film Festival(2019, Korea) 

10th Taiwan International Children's Film Festival(2020, Taiwan) 


[To each your Sarah] HD, Color, 25’35” 

20th Jeonju International Film Festival, competition section (2019, South Korea) 

18th Mise-en-scene Short Film Festival (2019, South Korea), Special Jury Prize, Special Jury Prize for actress 

20th Daegu Independent Short Film Festival (2019, South Korea), Best Film 

3rd Anyang Shinfilm Art Film Festival (2019, South Korea) 

21st Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival (2019, South Korea) 

13th Great Short Film Festival(2019, South Korea) 

14th London Korean Film Festival (2019, UK) 

20th San Diego Asian Film Festival (2019, USA) 

38th Hawaii International Film Festival (2019, USA) 

42nd Poitiers Film Festival(2019, France) 

16th Bahamas International Film Festival (2019, South America) 

18th International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy (ISFVF) (2019, China), Best Director   

5th Tetouan International Film School Festival (2019, Morocco) 

16th Kinoproba International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools (2019, Russia) 

6th Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival, Opening Film (2019, China) 

21st Daejoen Independent Film&Video Festival (2019, South Korea), Excellence Award 

37th Busan International Short Film Festival (2020, South Korea) 

12th Seoul International Senior Film Festival (2019, South Korea) 

13th Film Festival for Women's Rights (2019, South Korea) 

13th Evergreen Multiculture International Short Film Festival (2019, South Korea) 

2nd Aswan International Women Film Festival (2020, Egypt) 

18th Florence Korean Film Festival (2020, Italy) 

12th Short Waves Festival (2020, Poland) 

12th Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (2020, Netherlands) 

49th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival (2020, Germany) 

22nd Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (2020, Israel) 


Director/Writer         KIM Deok-geun

Producer         KWON Ji-su

Assistant director KIM Won-myo

Cinematographer LEE Tei

Lighting         LEE Yoo-seok

Art         JANG Eun-jin

Editing         KIM Young-duk

Mixing         Arron KIM

Music         KANG Mi-mi

D.I         LEE Tei


Sarah         OH Mi-ne

Mi-ok JEON So-hyun

Sun-ja KIM Ja-young