Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2023 Shortlist (#3)

Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2023 Shortlist (#3)

Since August, 2021, the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia began releasing a shortlist every month from among the entries for the five Academy Awards® eligible categories (International, Asia International, Japan, Animation, & Non-fiction) for the following year’s festival. For next year’s 25th Anniversary edition of the SSFF & Asia 2023, in October this year, we received a total of 470 entries. In particular, there were many entries from the United States, France, Spain, and China. About 40% of the submitted films were directed by female filmmakers and 30% from first time filmmakers. There were many dramas about immigration issues & its trials & tribulations. Many stories were of the female experience such as postpartum depression, anxiety, & fatigue through the eyes of new mothers. As usual, we are receiving outstanding short films in the Non-fiction & Animation competitions with France especially coming on strong with animated works.

Now only one month remaining until the submission deadline. We’re looking forward to many more submissions from you. Get them in before the rush!  


〜SSFF & ASIS 2023 shortlist(3rd)~

~ The name of the film, the director name, and the country name will be listed in alphabetical order by category ~

 Title Director Country of Origin
■International/Live-action Competition
Androgenic Alopecia Salvador Sunyer Spain
Captive Preston Peterson, Jason Boesch United States
CARLA Guemra Kamel France
Endless Sea Sam Shainberg United States
ESTRELLAS DEL DESIERTO Katherina Harder Sacre Chile
Eternal Happiness Isa Luengo, Sofia Esteve Spain
Facies Carlos Moriana, Raúl Cerezo Spain
Found You Ragne Mandri Estonia
Fresh Marie-Julie Baup France
Iago and Tristan Miguel Ibáñez Monroy Spain
In The Long Run Yousef Assabahi Yemen
My Name is Arnold Arnold Lim Canada
Quiet Hèctor Romance Andorra
Sparrow Marcin Janos Krawczyk Poland
The Ballad of Maddog Quinn Matt Inns New Zealand
The Old Young Crow Liam LoPinto United States
THE SHIFT Amalie Maria Denmark
Yama Andreas Vakalios Greece
■Asia International / Live-action Competition
A Roadside Banquet – AFI Thesis Peiqi Peng China
East Coker Wang Hanxuan China
Fly Away, Bird Romil Kumar Jain India
Kwits de la Torre Raz Philippines
Morning Begins at 4:30 Ivan Law China
On Up The Forking Road ZHENGYU JI China
School Uniform Ye-ram KIM Korea, Republic of
seven minutes and thirty-one seconds Solmaz Gholami Iran, Islamic Republic of
Silkworm. Amir Honarmand Iran, Islamic Republic of
Unfamiliar Familiar Hae-Sup Sin South Korea / Switzerland
■Japan / Live-action Competition
Kaiju Girl Takafumi Sakabe Japan
Scapegoat Shun Tachizono Japan
Serpent in a woman Rie Sasaki Japan
When She Dresses Up Yoshika Nakayama Japan
たまには船にでも乗ろうか Yosuke Sumi Japan
■Animation Competition
Ashkasha Lara Maltz Spain
Epicenter Hee-yoon Hahm Korea, Republic of
ROALD BIGACHE Clara, CHAVALLE Laurent, CHENE Julie, CHOPINET Thibault, GAUCHERON Armand, LHEUREUX Alexis & PRONE Maxime France
The Bolt’s Story MohammadReza Alimorad Iran, Islamic Republic of
The Well Peter Stanley-Ward United Kingdom
Zoo Tariq Rimawi Jordan
■Non-Fiction Competition
Black Summer Felix Dierich Germany
Lake of death and Devil’s Gold Kazuya Isobe Indonesia
The Re-education of Ji Zhihao Tian Macleod Ji United Kingdom
Ulf Nawrot – 40.000 Post-Its Nolte Fabian Germany

Festival selections will be made from among the shortlisted films. The shortlist films will be selected monthly until the end of March, 2023 and will be uploaded on the festival’s official website by the end of April, 2023.This month’s shortlist is mainly for films submitted by the end of October, but the timing of the announcements may vary.