We present the winners of the Taichung International Animation Festival which took place from October 11th – 20th in Taichung, Taiwan.
Shor Film Section
The fox, who wants to be a mascot for the city, goes to a mascot training academy. He lives in a very tiny house and works many part-time jobs.
Agathe will be thirty-nine soon and is still childless. She goes to her ex-boyfriend. While she is trying a move to have a child with him, the plastic bags come to life and attack.
In the film, we see the dance of life and death in the lush tropical nature as it is lived day by day, year by year and by the magical creatures that inhabit the wilderness in our dreams.
Student Short Films Section
In a hospital room, the daughter recalls childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with her father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room.
In Passing is a portrait of Hong Kong in the 1970s as the director’s parents remember it.
The Human Steam Train starts running with his legs but cannot stop himself before diving into a pond of oil.
Taiwanese Short Film Section
A boy discovers a secret – the reason why he’ll never grow up and all people have lost their dreams is because the greedy rulers have been devouring their youth and dreams.
Taiwanese Student Short Film Section
We constantly face different choices in life. But often the anxiety of making a choice gets the better of us. What if we just take a leap of faith and embrace the uncertainty?
La Noria tells the story of a young boy, who loves drawing and building ferry wheels, encounters the strange creatures that turn his life upside down.
Children’s Choice Award
The Kite deals with the issue of death but does so in a metaphorical and symbolic way on the relationship between the little boy and his grandpa.