Chi-Town traces the journey of Keifer Sykes, a star high school basketball player who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. Despite obvious natural talent, his journey is by no means an easy one and the point-guard is forced to overcome the problems of growing up in a rough Chicago neighbourhood, coping with personal loss, debilitating injury and tragic violence along the way.
Minding the Gap looks at the relationship of boys and their fathers, focusing on a group of three young skateboarders in the rural, rust belt of the US as they leave home and begin to build their own families.
Both films focus on the issues facing young men in the Midwest of the United States but the message they carry is universal and will surely resonate with an international audience.
The Busan International Film Festival runs from 4th-13th October and will shine the light on some of the brightest young talent Asian cinema has to offer.