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28 Ratings

Birthday Boy

Directed by Sejong Park
South Korea, Australia, 2004
Short, Animation, Drama


Birthday Boy is set during the Korean War, in 1951. It is set on little Manuk’s birthday, and begins as he is playing on the village streets, imagining his father’s daily life as a soldier at the frontlines.

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Birthday Boy Directed by Sejong Park

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2005 | Nominee: Best Short Film, Animated

BAFTA Awards

2005 | Winner: Best Short Animation

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2004 | Winner: Best Short

Sydney Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Yoram Gross Award

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