Two Asian shorts were awarded at the 21st Nevada City Film Festival

“The Headhunter’s Daughter” by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan (Philippines) won the Best of the Fest Award, and “The Voice Actress” by Anna Takayama (Japan, USA) won the Best Narrative Short Award and Best Director Award at the 21st Nevada City Film Festival (August 26 – 28, 2022).

Best of the Fest

The Headhunter’s Daughter dir. Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan – Philippines | 2022

Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer. Sundance 2022 Grand Jury Prize. (NCFF 2022)


Best Narrative Short & Best Director

The Voice Actress dir. Anna Takayama – Japan | 2022

Kingyo, a veteran voice actress working in Tokyo, possesses a unique ability to see the soul in all things, living and inanimate. The voice acting world is changing and she must find a way to reconcile her way of living with the modern industry. As Kingyo prepares for an upcoming audition, she seeks inspiration from the world around her and from her pet goldfish, Asatte. In the face of professional and personal adversity, Kingyo looks decidedly inward for strength through empathy and kindness. 2022 SXSW Special Jury Award Winning Short Film. (NCFF 2022)

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