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20 Short films you shouldn’t miss at the 20th Kaohsiung Film Festival (Part 2)

We continue with our list of short films you shouldn’t miss at the 20th Kaohsiung Film Festival which will take place from October 16th until November 1st, 2020 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

About the festival:
The Kaohsiung Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Established in 2001, the festival screens both locally produced and international films, in all genres and lengths. The festival also has an international competition section where it hands out awards for outstanding short films

Selected Films:

Home Sick by Sun Chieh-Heng – Taiwan | 2019 – 25 minutes
Section: Taiwan Competition

A seasoned captain, a chief engineer who is retiring soon, an experienced Filipino worker who speaks a bit of Taiwanese and English, and an unskilled Indonesian. Everyone on the deep-sea fishing ship has his own purpose and longing.

Screening Dates:
October 24th, 2020 (Saturday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 17:20 pm
October 28th, 2020 (Wednesday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

In this land we’re briefly ghosts by Lo Chen-Wen – Taiwan, Myanmar, US | 2019 -16 minutes | Section: Taiwan Competition

Myanmar, 2013. A 12-year-old Burmese child soldier, imprisoned for desertion, is forced to either kill her older brother, a fellow deserter, or die alongside him. Based on actual events.

Screening Dates:
October 24th, 2020 (Saturday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 17:20 pm
October 28th, 2020 (Wednesday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 17:00 pm

Trailer:

jù rén by Harry Zhuang, Henry Zhuang – Singapore | 2019 – 5 minutes
Section: International Competition

A seed is planted. A school of fishes washes up to a barren land. While all the fish leaps into the sea, one digs deep into the land.

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2020 (Monday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 15:20 pm
October 27th, 2020 (Tuesday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 18:30 pm

Like Father, Like Daughter by Leong Siew-Hong – Taiwan | 2019 – 21 minutes
Section: Taiwan Competition

Wen-de is hounded by local women trying to introduce a marriage partner to his daughter. On the day Taiwan passes its same-sex marriage law, his daughter is celebrating her new engagement to her girlfriend. How will Wen-de face the challenge?

Screening Dates:
October 23rd, 2020 (Friday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 18:30 pm
October 27th, 2020 (Tuesday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 21:10 pm

Trailer:

Men Killer by Rachel Chen – Taiwan | 2019 – 25 minutes
Section: Children’s Jury Award Competition

Doudou, a fifth-grade kid, is indignant when his Dad vents frustration on him after his divorce. One day, Doudou meets a cyber friend named “men killer” on an app, which makes him embark on his project of making his Dad disappear.

Screening Dates:
October 28th, 2020 (Wednesday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 15:10 pm

Night is Young by Kwok Zune – Hong Kong | 2020 – 25 minutes
Section: International Competition

What a taxi driver experienced in one of the nights under the atmosphere of political unrest in 2019, Hong Kong.

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2020 (Monday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 15:20 pm
October 27th, 2020 (Tuesday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 18:30 pm

See You, Sir by Lin Ya-yu – Taiwan | 2019 – 25 minutes
Section: Taiwan Competition

Amid the hubbub of the New Year’s Eve firework display, three youngsters of different backgrounds become roommates in the juvenile detention house. However, they soon come to realize that they could never leave the place for good.

Screening Dates:
October 22nd, 2020 (Thursday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 18:30 pm
October 26th, 2020 (Monday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 20:10 pm

Trailer:

Sweet, Salty by Linh Duong – Vietnam | 2019 – 18 minutes
Section: International Competition

The 40-year-old pregnant Ha is going to fight her husband’s secret lover tomorrow. Her supporters? A bunch of gossipy neighbors, the Buddhist mom, two grown up daughters, and her unborn baby son.

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2020 (Monday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 17:30 pm
October 28th, 2020 (Wednesday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 19:20 pm

Trailer:

There by Wu Yu-Fen – Taiwan | 2020 – 25 minutes
Section: Taiwan Competition

The old grandpa has passed away. The Indonesia caregiver, Shally, helps to hold the funeral with grandma and uncle. However, none of the children come home. Under such circumstances, Shally is forced to be one of the family members.

Screening Dates:
October 22nd, 2020 (Thursday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 18:30 pm
October 26th, 2020 (Monday) | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 20:10 pm

We Should be Glad today by Independent Press and Citizen Journalists from Hong Kong – Hong Kong | 2020 – 25 minutes | Section: People Power: Hong Kong Generation

It was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC in 2019. The struggles and sufferings of Hongkongers was in sharp contrast to the festive atmosphere in the Mainland. Journalists record how Hong Kong people celebrated National Day in their own way.

Screening Dates:
October 17th, 2020 (Saturday) | MLD Cinema | 13:10 pm
October 22nd, 2020 (Thursday) | MLD Cinema | 20:40 pm

To see the 1st part of this article please go HERE: https://asianfilmfestivals.com/2020/10/07/short-films-shouldnt-miss-kaohsiung-film-festival-2020

For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the festival’s website here: https://www.kff.tw

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