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2013.11.04
Kaohsiung Film Festival 2013







Event Details
Date: October 18, 2013 – November 3, 2013
Venue: Kaohsiung Film Archive
Organizer: Kaohsiung Film Archive

Outline
Kaohsiung Film Festival was hosted by Kaohsiung Film Archive with support from the second largest city in Taiwan, City of Kaohsiung. International line-ups of feature films and short films were presented to the local audience.
http://www.kff.tw/ehome02.aspx?ID=2

SSFF & ASIA Japan Shorts Selection
Line-up:
“Kotobuki/To Us”
“Thank you.”
“After School Warriors”
“Koyuki’s Wondering Football”
“A Butterfly on Her Chest”
“TOKYO SKY STORY”

Special Talk Session with Dir. Kei Chikaura
A nominee in Japan Competition of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013, dir. Kei Chikaura of “Empty House”.

Competitions/Awards
Nominees for Short Film Competitions were divided into 15 categories based on certain themes. Audience Award was also held with a cash prize. There were 6 awards in Short Film Competition category.

Kaohsiung Award
Fantasy Award
Green Award
Taiwan Award
Student Award
Best Selection

Summery
The festival itself was relatively small and many people came to each screening, and some screenings were indeed full. Q&A sessions with guests lasted for 20 minutes or longer. Students from the local schools came to attend the festival and the age of the audience ranged from 20s to 60s. The majority of the audience seemed to be female.