Demigod: The Legend Begins by Chris Huang Wen-Chang (Taiwan) and Moshari by Nuhash Humayun (Bangladesh) received the Audience Award at the 21st Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, which took place from July 1 – 9, 2022 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Audience Award for Best Short Film (Asian Competition)
Against his master’s advice, Su Huan-jen gets involved in power struggles between various clans. Bad move, as he soon finds himself at the heart of a conspiracy hatched by a powerful, evil megalomaniac. Demigod: The Legend Begins is a masterpiece of craftsmanship that re-energises the Taiwanese puppetry genre – an epic, poetic martial arts film that combines physical animation and visual effects for breathtaking results. (NIFFF 2022)
Audience Award for Best Short Film (Swiss, International and Asian Shorts)
Moshari are traditional South Asian mosquito nets, made for protection against vermin at night. When the world is overrun with bloodthirsty creatures, the last of mankind persevere in Dhaka, Bangladesh by spending their nights inside the moshari—the only known shelter from the unknown threat. Two sisters, Apu and Ayra, must navigate this strange new world to survive. One night, when Ayra’s curiosity lures her outside the safety of the moshari, Apu must rise to the occasion—as they face their demons, together. (BIFAN 2022)