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20 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 21st Kaohsiung Film Festival (Part 2)

We continue with the list of short films that you shouldn’t miss a the 21st Kaohsiung Film Festival which will take place online and in cinemas from October 15th – 31st, 2021 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

To see the first part of this article go HERE

– Recommended Films –

My grandmother is an Egg by Chang Wu-Ching – Taiwan, UK | 2021 – 9 minutes
Section: International Competition – Taiwan Section

My grandmother is a T’ung-yang-hsi. It is a traditional practice of prearranged marriage, selling a young girl to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. Based on extensive interviews and research, the film aims to reflect women’s oppression (KFF 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 14:00 pm
October 25th, 2021 | Monday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 18:00 pm
Available Online from October 15th – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

My Sister by Pan Ke-Yin – Taiwan | 2021 – 25 minutes
Section: International Competition – Taiwan Section

It’s the day before Hsiao-Chun’s 18th birthday but she overhears a secret which will change the way she looks at her family. As the candlelight on the birthday cake glimmers before her gloomy heart, what wish will she make?

Screening Dates:
October 18th, 2021 | Monday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 13:30 pm
October 23rd, 2021 | Saturday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 13:30 pm
Available Online from October 15th – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

Neko and Flies by Tsao Shih-Han – Taiwan | 2020 – 25 minutes
Section: International Competition – Taiwan Section

Guards looking after ships usually turn a blind eye to troubles as long as the ship remains safe. Chuang, involved in disputes between foreign fishers, shelters the intellectually-challenged prostitute, Neko, in a dilapidated ship. But the ship owner is selling the ship.

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 14:00 pm
October 25th, 2021 | Monday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 18:00 pm
Available Online from October 15th – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

Oasis by Chang Hao-Yuan – Taiwan | 2021 – 25 minutes
Section: International Competition – Taiwan Section

Fred Chin was imprisoned during the White Terror and suffered 12 years of injustice. He works as a guide at the National Human Rights Museum, believing victims can heal their injuries by telling their own stories. However, can they really “let the past go? “

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 20:50 pm
October 25th, 2021 | Monday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 15:30 pm
Available Online from October 15th – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

Solo Trekker by Chang Jing-Ye – Taiwan | 2021 – 25 minutes
Section: International Competition – Taiwan Section

In the darkness of the night, an illegal logger meets an injured trekker. The trekker offers the man ten times the price of a Formosan cypress to carry him down the mountain. The fates of two souls who trek alone intertwine briefly.

Screening Dates:
October 24th, 2021 | Sunday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 11:00 am
October 25th, 2021 | Monday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 13:30 pm
Available Online from October 15th – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

Swallow by Mai Nakanishi – Taiwan | 2021 – 22 minutes
Section: Kaohsiung Focus: Kaohsiung Shorts

A striving actress is invited to a private, mysterious gourmet club only to discover that her competition has prepared a horrifying banquet which devours her.

Screening Dates:
October 23rd, 2021 | Saturday | Kaohsiung Main Public Library | 19:00 pm
October 28th, 2021 | Thursday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 21:30 pm
October 30th, 2021 | Saturday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 21:00 pm
Available Online from October 23rd – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

Tank Fairy by Erich Rettstadt – Taiwan, USA | 2021 – 9 minutes
Section: International Competition – Taiwan Section

The magical Tank Fairy delivers gas tanks unlike any other. Her arrival upends the life of Jojo, a lonely ten-year-old who dreams of dancing and drag. Tank Fairy is a musical extravaganza that encourages us all to embrace our authentic selves.

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 20:50 pm
October 25th, 2021 | Monday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 15:30 pm
Available Online from October 15th – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

The Mother of God by Liao Che-I – Taiwan | 2021 – 23 minutes
Section: Kaohsiung Focus: Kaohsiung Shorts

Xiangning’s only son Zhongze shows abnormal behaviors and claims he is the incarnation of god, Xiangning is convinced he can be modified by force of Lien-Shi, her religious group. With enormous stress and obsession, she enters into a mysterious space.

Screening Dates:
October 23rd, 2021 | Saturday | Kaohsiung Main Public Library | 14:00 pm
October 26th, 2021 | Tuesday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 21:00 pm
October 30th, 2021 | Saturday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 17:40 pm
Available Online from October 23rd – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

The Protest by Hsu Hui-Ju – Taiwan | 2021 – 25 minutes
Section: Landscape of Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung MRT foreign workers scandal, which broke out on August 21, 2005, was the most notorious incident since foreign workers were allowed in Taiwan. Fifteen years later, when we interviewed several Thai workers, they knew nothing about the issue…

Screening Dates:
October 30th, 2021 | Saturday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 13:10 pm
October 31st, 2021 | Sunday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 15:40 pm
Available Online from October 23rd – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

Undercurrent by Ping Chu – Taiwan | 2020 – 23 minutes
Section: International Competition – Taiwan Section

A gang conflict brews as dispute about the lucrative elver harvest rises. Fellow gangster Loo is desperate to extricate his fisherman father, Gu, from the impending warfare, but they are nonetheless caught in the crossfire.

Screening Dates:
October 24th, 2021 | Sunday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 11:00 am
October 25th, 2021 | Monday | Kaohsiung Film Archive 3F | 13:30 pm
Available Online from October 15 – 31st, 2021

Trailer:

To see the first part of this article go HERE

For more information about the festival please go to: https://www.kff.tw/EN

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