20 mins

A North Korean general seeks out his daughter at a Swiss boarding school where he must choose between his beloved country and love for the family.

The Loyalist

Warning: Contains Mature Theme

A North Korean general visits his talented daughter at a prestigious Swiss school to test her loyalty towards her motherland. An outstanding singer, with a promising future, she dreams of studying in America. But her dream will be at the cost of her father's life if she doesn't return. This political drama unveils the complexity of patriarchy, tradition and honor in a family.

  • NBC Universal Short Film Festival, USA 
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, USA 
  • DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, USA
  • Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany
  • Sarasota Film Festival, USA 
  • Athens International Short Film Festival PSAROKOKALO, Greece 
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland 
  • Florida Film Festival, USA 
  • Boston International Film Festival, USA
  • Cinemadamare Film Festival, Italy 
  • Mykonos Biennale, Greece 
  • Rochester Film Festival, USA 
  • Madeira Film Festival, Portugal 
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Canada 
  • Columbia University Film Festival, USA 
  • Porto 7 International Short Film Festival, Portugal 
  • Skyway Film Festival, USA 
  • Salento International Film Festival, USA 
  • Hawaii International Short Film Festival, USA 
  • New Hope Film Festival, USA 
  • IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria 
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival, USA 
  • Sidewalk Film Festival, USA 
  • Montecatini International Short Film Festival, Italy 
  • International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece
  • Urbanworld Film Festival, USA 
  • California Independent Film Festival, USA 
  • Skyline Indie Film Festival, USA 
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, United Kingdom 
  • Tallgrass Film Festival, USA 
  • Orlando Film Festival, USA 
  • Ojai Film Festival, USA 
  • California State University, Northridge 
  • Special Arpa Film Festival Screening, USA 
  • Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, USA 
  • Festival Del Cortometraggio 'O Curt, Italy 
  • Arpa International Film Festival, USA 
  • Southern Screen Film Festival, USA 
  • New Filmmakers Los Angeles, USA 
  • Black Maria Film and Video Festival, USA 
  • Sedona International Film Festival, USA 
  • Nevada Women's International Film Festival, USA 
  • Asians On Film Festival, USA 
  • Annapolis Film Festival, USA 
  • Sacramento International Film Festival, USA 
  • Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival, Hong Kong 
  • La Nouvelle Séance/EROÏN Films, France 
  • Comcast PAAFF Cinema Asian America Channel TV, USA 
  • Rhode Island PBS: RIFF Double Feature TV, USA 
  • Cinema in the Sky Program at the One World Observatory, USA

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