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15 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the Taichung International Animation Festival

These are fifteen short films you shouldn’t miss at the Taichung International Animation Festival which will take place from October 8th – 13th, 2021 in Taichung, Taiwan.

– Recommended Films –

Battery Daddy by Seungbae Jeon – Korea | 2021 – 7 minutes
Section: Short Films in Competition 1

Battery Dad, who works on children’s toys, door locks, and remote controls, one day goes on a trip to the valley with Dong-gu’s family. Sudden heavy rain begins to fall while having a good time in the valley (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 17:40 pm
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 10:30 am
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 18:35 pm

Trailer:

Butterfly Jam by Huang Shih-Yen – France, Taiwan | 2021 – 7 minutes
Section: Student Films in Competition 1

A young woman describes her father and his relationship with his many pets that he never managed to take care of (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 9th, 2021 | Saturday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 12:50 pm
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 20:10 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 17:15 pm

Trailer:

Dayfly by Yi Bao-Xing-Chen – China | 2020 – 15 minutes
Section: Student Films in Competition 2

In the vast universe, the process of human beings and all things in the world to die is as short and gorgeous as a dayfly. The “dayfly” with only one day’s life and the time of the day are used as clues. The time starts at 0:00 and ends at 24:00 the next day, interspersed with three short stories (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 15:25 pm
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 14:30 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 2 | 11:30 am

Trailer:

Girl in the water by Huang Shi-Rou – Taiwan | 2021 – 8 minutes
Section: Student Films in Competition 2

Contemplation of torn walls and scars reminds the heroine of the ups and downs of love. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through the convalescence of a woman’s broken heart (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 15:25 pm
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 14:30 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 2 | 11:30 am

Trailer:

Meow or Never by Neeraja Raj – UK | 2020 – 10 minutes
Section: Student Films in Competition 1

In a madcap musical, a catstronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life when she encounters a space pup eager to help – but only gets them into trouble at every turn! (TIAF 2021)

Screening Dates:
October 9th, 2021 | Saturday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 12:50 pm
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 20:10 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 17:15 pm

Trailer:

Mum’s Sweater by Anand Kvarma, Hsiao Yi-Chen, Mauriziana Gualdrini, Ugo Offner, James Mann – France | 2020 – 7 minutes – Section: Shorts Films in Competition 2

After her mother’s death, Kim finds solace in wearing her mother’s old sweater. However, it begins to make her itch and even hurt her, but she still can’t bring herself to take the sweater off (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 13:05 pm
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 16:30 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 15:10 pm

Trailer:

My grandmother is an egg by Chang Wu-Ching – Taiwan | 2021 – 9 minutes
Section: Student Films in Competition 3

My grandmother was a T’ung-yang-hsi. It is the tradition of selling a young girl to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. Eggs are fragile, but tough. My grandmother is an egg (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 11:00 am
October 9th, 2021 | Saturday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 19:10 pm
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 10:30 am

Trailer:

Rabbit Hole by Lo He – Taiwan | 2021 – 7 minutes
Section: Short Films in Competition 3

The day I dream, everything is different (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 9th, 2021 | Saturday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 16:50 pm
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 17:40 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 2 | 13:45 pm

Trailer:

Salvia at nine by Nari Jang – Korea | 2020 – 7 minutes
Section: Short Film in Competition 2

The girl goes to a corner shop and tries to steal some snacks, but the shop owner catches her on the spot. The girl puts a coin that she was holding to pay for her candy and quickly leaves the shop (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 13:05 pm
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 16:30 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 15:10 pm

Trailer:

Self Scratch by Yang Cheng-Hua – France | 2020 – 9 minutes
Section: Short Film in Competition 2

Following a break-up, Wen sinks into melancholy. She can’t talk to anyone; therefore, she talks to herself a lot. By understanding that it is not the love she has lost but her confidence, she will be able to reconcile with herself and feel ready to love again (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas Hall 3 | 13:05 pm
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas Hall 3 | 16:30 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas Hall 3 | 15:10 pm

Trailer:

Stars on the sea by Seungwook Jang – Korea | 2021 – 7 minutes
Section: Short Films in Competition 1

It is just another ordinary day. The house is filling up with water (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 17:40 pm
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 10:30 am
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 18:35 pm

Trailer:

Step into the River by Ma Wei-Jia – China, France | 20202 – 15 minutes
Section: Short Films in Competition 4

It is a story about two girls. One was born because her elder brother died, it was luck from natural choice; The other was saved when she was abandoned by her parents, it was a man-made result. But no matter what reason they survived, they all feel inferior for their own existence (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 9th, 2021 | Saturday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 10:15 am
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 15:10 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 11:00 am

Trailer:

Takano Intersection by Mizuki Ito – Japan | 2021 – 7 minutes
Section: Short Films in Competition 1

In a certain city, for just a moment in time, the lives of three strangers intersect (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 17:40 pm
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 10:30 am
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 18:35 pm

Trailer:

The Frolic by Jhao Yi-Han – Taiwan | 2020 – 5 minutes
Section: Student Films in Competition 2

The kids frolicked with the insects on the grass (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 8th, 2021 | Friday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 15:25 pm
October 11th, 2021 | Monday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 14:40 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 2 | 11:30 am

Trailer:

The Hole by Fang Hsin-Kai – Taiwan | 2021 – 12 minutes
Section: Short in Competition 4

A soldier hides in a cave to avoid the big snake in the woods. He takes a brief rest and even makes a little bat friend in the cave. But after eating all of the food, he hears the snake hissing again (TIAF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 9th, 2021 | Saturday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 10:15 am
October 10th, 2021 | Sunday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 15:10 pm
October 12th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kbro Cinemas – Hall 3 | 11:00 am

For more information please visit: https://twtiaf.com/2021/index.php

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