-2012 Audience Choice-Best Film: WIFT Short Film Showcase
-2010 Audience Choice Award: Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children
-2010 LIFT & Fuji Award For Best Film: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
-2011 Special Jury Prize – WorldFest-Houston
-2011 Children’s Jury Award – Seattle Film Festival for Children
-2011 Audience Choice Award – Sarasota Film Festival
It’s Christmas in Toronto, 1978. Eight-year-old Meehee Park longs for two things: to make her mother happy and to get a Cindy doll from Santa. She soon realizes that Santa isn’t real and her parents are struggling to make ends meet. Finding the doll in a curio shop, she brings her most treasured toys to sell in exchange. But the owner tells her the doll will be auctioned. When her parents refuse to take her, Meehee sneaks away thinking to buy it. She finds that the auction will pit her two greatest desires, leaving Meehee to make a difficult choice. A semi-autobiographical tale of familial sacrifice and immigrant dreams, The Auction is a poignant blend of narrative and director Gloria Ui Young Kim’s found family footage.