2020 , Best Dance Film
2020 Puerto Rico, Best Editing Award
2019 USA, Best Experimental Film
2019 Mexico, Honorable Mention
2019 USA, Encouragement Award
2019 USA, 1st Place for Animated, Experimental, and Alternative Techniques Media
2019 USA, 1st Runner-up for Narrative Works
2019 Portugal, Video Prize
2019 Spain, Best Experimental Film
2019 USA, Best Edition
2019 Canada, Royal Reel Winner in Action Competition
2019 USA, 2nd Place for Best Sound Design
2019 Macau, Special Mention
2018 <Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival> USA, TOP 10 DANCE SHORT of 2018
2018 USA, Best Art/Experimental Film
2018 Romania, Innovation Award
2018 S. Korea, Best Director Award
2018 Poland, Honorable Mention


Art & Sound: Shon KIM
Choreography: Luigi, Yook Wansoon, etc.
Genre: Experimental Animation
Country of Production: S. Korea / USA


SHON KIM, born in Seoul, S. Korea, holds BA in Law from Hanyang University, BFA in Film & Video from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts, and Ph. D in Animation Theory from Chung-Ang University. SHON KIM works in Los Angeles.


BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation project to give book new cinematic life. It aims ‘Book Cinema’ in the third scope between Book and Cinema by Chronophotography Animation, paying homage for Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey.It creates experimental locomotion of Dance along with its stream: Ballet-Korean dance-Modern dance-Jazz dance-Aerial Silk-Tap dance-Aerobic-Disco-Break dance-Hip hop-Social dance.

Photos are stills taken from the film