Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (1st)

Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (1st)

We will release a shortlist from among the entries for the Academy Awards® eligible categories (Live-action Competition, Animation competition, and Non-fiction competition) for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024.

In August, we received a total of 826 entries. In particular, there were many entries from the United States, France, the United Kingdom, China, and Canada as well as entries from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal. 40% of the submitted films were directed by female filmmakers, 27% from first time filmmakers, 25 % were student projects. Regarding duration, 51 % were under 15 min, 22 % were under 10min, and 7 % were under 5 min. We have received many submissions about family dramas, human connections, and films that deal with loneliness. Other stories were about facing sickness, family relations, friendships and broken relations. Of course, there were coming of age and first love stories. So, despite the fact that we live in a world where technology is changing our lifestyle, our essence as humans are still our emotions, our senses and feelings!  


〜SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist(1st)~
~ 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
A Bird Called Memory Leonardo Martinelli Brazil
A Moment Frozen Jack Wake-Walker United Kingdom
A Short Trip Erenik Beqiri France
À toi les oreilles Alexandre Isabelle Canada
A very nice guy Minerva R. Bolanos Mexico
Bolero Nans Laborde-Jourdàa France
Cantata Dave Fox Ireland
Come nei rami la pioggia Yuri Casagrande Conti Italy
Dead Cat Annie-Claude Caron, Danick Audet Canada
Death to the Bikini! Justine Gauthier Canada
Food for a Trash Bird Leevi Axel Pellas Finland
Fortissimo Victor Cesca France
GEORGE Gregg Chilingirian United Kingdom
Hedgehog’s dilemma Mateusz Rybiński Poland
KEEP Lewis Rose United Kingdom
L’âge acrobatique Mathieu Barbet France
Leaf Thom Lunshof Netherlands
Lia IRL Milda Baginskaite United Kingdom
Little Queen Julien Guetta France
Matterhorn Anne Madeleine Mancosu United Kingdom
More Than Friends Omri Laron Israel
My Tomato Heart Benoît Le Rouzès Ménard Canada
Of(f)love Alba Pino Spain
Offline Mauritz Brekke Solberg, Daniel Fure Schwarz Norway
Olga’s eyes Sarah Carlot Jaber Belgium
Palestine Islands Nour Ben Salem, Julien Menanteau France
Queen Size Avril Besson France
Red, White and Blue Nazrin Choudhury United States
Ryan Can’t Read Rhys Chapman United Kingdom
Sevap/Mitzvah Sabina Vajrača Bosnia and Herzegovina
Soles Kalani Gacon Australia
Stranger Jehnny Beth, Iris Chassaigne France
Summer 2000 Virginie Nolin, Laurence Olivier Canada
The Birthday Party Francesco Sossai Germany
The Hereafter Ryan Noufer United States
The Last Slice of Rainbow Jacopo Ramella Pajrin, Roberto Marra Italy
The Longest Night Can Merdan Dogan Turkey
The Skates Halima Ouardiri Canada
The Woodland Firas Al-Taybeh Jordan
TITS Eivind Landsvik Norway
Transylvanie Rodrigue Huart France
Wife Carrying Mathias Rifkiss, Colas Rifkiss France
■Asia International / Live-action Competition
Burning Blue Ezra Cecio Indonesia
Chuff Chuff Chuff Koi Wang Chao Macao
Coal Saman Lotfian Iran, Islamic Republic of
It Rains When It Will Zhixin Vanessa Cheng China
KHOWAB: Castle in the Air Hemanta Sadeeq Bangladesh
Life of Cloud Wylie, Wai Yee Chan Hong Kong
LUA Mai Huyen Chi Viet Nam
Maybe Next Time Shang-jen Wu Taiwan
Negative Space Jeonghui An Korea, Republic of
NEHEMICH Yudhajit Basu India
NO PLACE FOR OLD MEN Anson Chu Hong Kong
Painting Shann-Jiun You Taiwan
Passing Gisela Levy Indonesia
Primetime Mother Sonny Calvento Philippines
Real Talk Wei Kai Huang China
Red Fruit,Blue Sea Rosing Mao China
The First Film Piyush Thakur India
The ghost fire Zhan YANG China
The Nap Joonseong Ahn Korea, Republic of
The Steak Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi Iran, Islamic Republic of
The Storm Tang Wendi China
The Sun In My Heart Yao Ge China
Titanic, suitable version for Iranian families Farnoosh Samadi France
Treasure by the River Hanjie Bao & Manting Huang China
Two Funerals Huawei Sun China
UFO Hamid Hosseini & Mehdi Hosseini Iran, Islamic Republic of
What If Yanghuixiao Gao China
Wooden Toilet Zuri Rinpoche Bhutan
XO Samrat DasGupta India
You’re Happy, It’s Okay Laura Low Malaysia
■Japan / Live-action Competition
The New World Tomomi Muraguchi Japan
ITAKO Yuta Tanno Japan
Oyu Atsushi Hirai France/Japan
Shoe Lover Saki Matsumoto Japan
Like a planet SHEIKH M Haris Japan
Minamoto Takuya Mera Japan
■Animation Competition
A Crab in the Pool Alexandra Myotte & Jean-Sébastien Hamel Canada
BOG Éabha Bortolozzo & Jack Kirwan Ireland
Bye Bear Jan Blitzer Germany
CYCLEPATHS Anton Cla Belgium
Dar Saaye Sarv Shirin Sohani & Hossein Molayemi Iran, Islamic Republic of
Dodo Yi Luo Germany
EASTER André Ruivo Portugal
ever ReDreamer Ishizuka Eisuke Japan
Holy Men David Lovric Croatia
Margarethe 89 Lucas Malbrun France
PURGA Gintarė Valevičiūtė Brazauskienė & Antanas Skučas Lithuania
Quem Salva Laure Devin, Maxime Bourstin, Nathan Medam, Charles Hechinger & Titouan Jaouen France
Saleeg Afnan Bawyan Saudi Arabia
She and Her Good Vibrations Olivia Griselda & Sarah Cheok Singapore
Spring Pernille Kjaer Denmark
Sweet Like Lemons Jenny Jokela United Kingdom
Tapir Memories Pedro Nel Cabrera Vanegas Switzerland
Temporarily Removed Dotan Goldwaser & Yoav Brill Israel
The Garden of Heart Olivér Hegyi Hungary
Wedding on the Execution Ground Zilai Feng United States
Worry World Jessica Patterson Ireland
■Non-Fiction Competition
ALFRED Nikolas Meyberg Germany
Di Sarno- The story of Emilio’s Ballato Johannes Kroemer & Lou Carvell United States
Fragments Marie-Lou Béland Canada
Jack and Sam Jordan Matthew Horowitz United States
Mercy Xinyue Wu United States
Pitch Black Guillym Davenport Australia
Quoting Masterpieces Davidse Koert Netherlands
Rising Nations Michael Kirby Smith United States
She Sings for the World Beau Han Bridge Canada
The Waiting Voker Schlecht Germany
Then Comes The Body Jacob Krupnick United States
Tracing Imperfection Chehade Boulos United States
The Journey | The Future of Kazakh Nomads Kazuya Isobe Mongolia/Japan


Festival selections will be made from among the shortlisted films. The shortlist films will be selected monthly until the end of March, 2024 and will be uploaded on the festival’s official website by the end of April, 2024. This month’s shortlist is mainly for films submitted by the end of August, but the timing of the announcements may vary.