Taichung International Animation Festival – Winners 2019

Tiaf2019taiwanWe present the winners of the Taichung International Animation Festival which took place from October 11th – 20th in Taichung, Taiwan.

Shor Film Section
Grand Prix


Mascot by Kim Leeha – Korea | 2019 – 7 minutes

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.



Jury Distinction

The Night of the Plastic Bags

The Night of the Plastic Bags by Gabriel Harel – France | 2018 – 18 minutes

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.



Outstanding Work

Winter in the Rainforest

Winter in the Rainforest by Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico | 2019 – 9 minutes

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
Grand Prix


Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva – Czech Republic | 2019 – 15 minutes

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.



Jury Distinction

In Passing

In Passing by Esther Cheung – Canada | 2019 – 4 minutes

In Passing is a portrait of Hong Kong in the 1970s as the director’s parents remember it.



Outstanding Work


Locomotor by Isaku Kaneko – Japan | 2018 – 3 minutes

The Human Steam Train starts running with his legs but cannot stop himself before diving into a pond of oil.



Taiwanese Short Film Section
Grand Prix

Gold Fish

Gold Fish by Fish Wang – Taiwan | 2018 – 17 minutes

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
Grand Prix


Do-ji-le? by Yang Tzu-Hsin – Taiwan, USA | 2019 – 6 minutes

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?



Popular Awards

La Noria

La Noria by Carlos Baena – Spain | 2018 – 13 minutes

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

The Kite by Martin Smatana – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland | 2019 – 13 minutes

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.