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Kaohsiung Film Festival – International Short Film Competition Nominees 2020

kff_isfc2020We present the list of short films that will compete at the International Short Film Competition at the Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) which will take place from October 16th – November 1st, 2020.

87 films were selected for the “International”, “Taiwan” and “VR” Sections. These productions will compete for 15 awards with prize money up to 1.3 million Taiwan dollars in total. All the nominated films will be judged by the juries during the film festival and the winners will be announced on 24 October.

The KFF International Short Film Competition has been running for ten years and become the third largest international short film competition in Asia, next to the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Japan and the Busan International Short Film Festival in Korea. In the past ten years, the KFF discovered many rising directors from Taiwan and abroad.

International Section:
10 000 Ugly Inkblots, by Dmitry GELLER – Russia, China – 2020
3 Generations 3 Days, by CHU Hoi-Ying – Hong Kong – 2019
A Thousand Sails, by Hing-Weng Eric TSANG – Hong Kong – 2019
Airhead! (Tête de linotte!), by Gaspar CHABAUD – Belgium – 2019
Ali’s Circle (Le Cercle d’Ali), by Antoine BEAUVOIS-BOETTI – France – 2019
All Cats are Grey in the Dark (Nachts sind alle Katzen grau), by Lasse LINDER – Switzerland – 2019
Boriya, by MIN Sung-ah – France, South Korea – 2019
Ceuta’s Gate (Bab Sebta), by Randa MAROUFI – France, Morocco – 2019
Communal (Communautaire), by Marina SMORODINOVA – France – 2019
Crew 3,14 (Ekipazh 3,14), by Denis PAVLOV – Russia – 2020
Da Yie, by Anthony NTI – Belgium, Ghana – 2019
Exam (Emtehan), by Sonia K. HADAD – Iran – 2019
Filipiñana, by Rafael MANUEL – Philippines, UK – 2020
Genius Loci, by Adrien MERIGEAU – France – 2019
He Can’t Live without Cosmos (Он не может жить без космоса), by Konstantin BRONZIT – Russia – 2019
Heart of Gold (Un Cœur d’Or), by Simon FILLIOT – France – 2020
Hell (El infierno), by Raúl De la FUENTE – Spain – 2019
Henet Ward, by Morad MOSTAFA – Egypt – 2019
jù rén, by Harry ZHUANG, Henry ZHUANG – Singapore – 2019
Just a Guy, by HARA Shoko – Germany – 2020
Microcassette – The Smallest Cassette I’ve Ever Seen (Mikrokazeta – najmanja kazeta koju zam ikad vidio), by Igor BEZINOVIC, Ivana PIPAL – Croatia, Serbia – 2020
Mother Rain (Mamapara), by Alberto FLORES VILCA – Peru, Argentina, Bolivia – 2019
Night is Young, by KWOK Zune – Hong Kong – 2020
No Crying at the Dinner Table, by Carol NGUYEN – Canada – 2019
November 1st, by Charlie MANTON – UK – 2019
Perpetual Night (Noite Perpétua), by Pedro PERALTA – Portugal, France – 2020
Pipo and Blinded Love (Pipo et l’amour aveugle), by Hugo Le GOURRIEREC – France -2019
Recoding Art, by Bruno MORESCHI, Gabriel PEREIRA – Brazil – 2019
Seemed (Pokazalos), by Baibulat BATULLIN – Russia – 2020
Serial Parallels, by Max HATTLER – Hong Kong, Germany – 2019
Sing for Us (Zazpívej), by Tereza HALAMOVÁ – Czech Republic – 2020
Sinking Ships (Sinkende Schiffe), by Andreas KESSLER – Germany – 2020
Sticker, by Georgi M. UNKOVSKI – Macedonia – 2020
Sweet, Salty, by Linh DUONG – Vietnam – 2019
The Kites (Bad Badakha), by Seyed Payam HOSSEINI – Iran – 2020
The Other (Digari), by Saman HOSSEINPUOR, Ako ZANDKARIMI – Iran – 2020
The Son, by CHEONG Chi-Wai – China, Macau – 2019
The Visit, by Azadeh MOUSSAVI – Iran – 2020
Under the Skin (Onderhuids), by Emma BRANDERHORST – Netherlands – 2019
White Eye (Ayn Levana), by Tomer SHUSHAN – Israel – 2019

Taiwan Section
A Cat May Look at a King, by CHENG Chih-Ming – Taiwan – 2020
A Cockerel’s Tale, by HSIEH Pei-Ju – Taiwan – 2019
A Girl Who’s Afraid of Touching People, by HUANG Liang-Hsin – Taiwan, UK – 2019
A Lock with No Key, by Rain SUN – Taiwan – 2020
A-Tien, by Robby SUN – Taiwan – 2020
Blüte, by Raito LOW – Taiwan, Malaysia – 2020
Father, Son, and the Beach, by HSU Chieh-Huei – Taiwan – 2020
Fire at Forest, by MYO Aung – Myanmar, Taiwan – 2020
Growing Pains, by LIN Po-Yu – Taiwan – 2020
Home Sick, by SUN Chieh-Heng – Taiwan – 2019
In this Land We’re Briefly Ghosts, by LO Chen-Wen – Taiwan, Myanmar, USA – 2019
Like Father, Like Daughter, by LEONG Siew-Hong – Taiwan – 2019
Little Hilly, by HUANG Yun-Hsien, LIAO Pei-Yu – Taiwan – 2020
Lucky Draw, by CHIN Chia-Hua – Taiwan – 2019
Night Bus, by Joe HSIEH – Taiwan – 2019
See You, Sir, by LIN Ya-Yu – Taiwan – 2019
The Darkest Night, by TOH Tze-Wei – Malaysia, Taiwan – 2019
The Weather is Lovely, by LIEN Chun-Chien – Taiwan, China – 2020
There, by WU Yu-Fen – Taiwan – 2020
Tilapia, by HUNG Jing-An – Taiwan – 2019

Children’s Jury Award
Airhead! (Tête de linotte!), by Gaspar CHABAUD – Belgium – 2019
Blanket Talk, by LI Ji-Tian, CHANG Shan-Man, PANG Chia-Wei – Taiwan – 2019
Ceremony, by CHANG Yu-Ting, HUANG Tsai-Chuan – Taiwan – 2020
He Can’t Live without Cosmos (Он не может жить без космоса), by Konstantin BRONZIT – Russia – 2019
How My Grandmother Became a Chair!, by Nicolas FATTOUH – Germany, Lebanon, Qatar – 2020
Men Killer, by Rachel CHEN – Taiwan – 2019
Mutts (Clebs), by Halima OUARDIRI – Canada, Morocco – 2019
Tadpole (Têtard), by Jean-Claude ROZEC – France – 2019
This is Not a Suitcase (Ceci n’est pas une valise), by Lou DU PONTAVICE – Belgium – 2020
Why Slugs Have No Legs (Warum Schnecken Keine Beine Haben), by Aline HÖCHLI -Switzerland – 2019

VR Section
1st Step, by Jörg COURTIAL, Maria COURTIAL – Germany – 2020
Animalia Sum, by Bianca KENNEDY, The Swan Collective – Germany – 2019
A Fire at Chernobyl, by Ash KHATIBI – Denmark – 2020
Closet, by LEE Hsin-Tien – Taiwan – 2020
Feather, by ITOH Keisuke – Japan – 2019
Ferenj: A Graphic Memoir in VR, by Ainslee Alem ROBSON – USA, Ethiopia – 2020
Gravity VR, by Fabito RYCHTER, Amir ADMONI – Brazil – 2019
Hominidae, by Brian ANDREWS – USA – 2019
Legends of the Brush, by Stuart ‘Sutu’ CAMPBELL – USA – 2020
Man Under Bridge, by Hanna VÄSTINSALO – Finland – 2019
Mirror: The Signal, by Pierre ZANDROWICZ – France – 2020
Missing Pictures: Birds of Prey, by Clement DENEUX – France – 2019
MOWB, by YUHARA Kazuki – Japan – 2019
Passenger, by Isobel KNOWLES, Van SOWERWINE – Australia – 2019
Rain Fruits, by SONG Youngyoon, LEE Sngmoo – South Korea – 2020
Saturnism, by Mihai GRECU – France – 2020
Scarecrow, by JUNG Jihyun, LEE Sngmoo – South Korea – 2020
The Book of Distance, by Randall OKITA – Canada – 2020
VR Free, by Milad TANGSHIR – Italy – 2019

We would like to remind readers that the Kaohsiung Film Festival will take place from October 16th until November 1st (2020) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the next link: https://www.kff.tw/

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