Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (3rd)

Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (3rd)

We are happy to release the latest 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 October, we received a total of 377 entries. In particular, there were many entries from the United States, Japan, France, China, and Canada, as well as Azerbaijan, Bahrain, and Malta. 40% of the submitted films were directed by female filmmakers, 30% from first time filmmakers, & 29 % were student projects. Regarding duration, 28 % were under 10min, and 10% were under 5 min. We have seen an increase in comedies, especially in the Live-action Competition, Japan. Most of them were surreal situational comedies and yet somehow funny and believable!

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


〜SSFF & ASIA 2024 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
[subtext] Erin Brown Thomas United States
Crave Mark Middlewick France
Cucumber Harald Furuholmen Norway
Gameboy Jan Saura Spain
Good Boy Tom Stuart United Kingdom
HONEYMOON Alkis Papastathopoulos Greece
Loin des Yeux Clément Joly-Gavache France
Only When You Bury Me In This Earth Nima Shahmalekpur United Kingdom
Piece by Piece Reza Rasouli Austria
Ratbag Andrew Kavanagh Australia
Shadow ELAHE Esmaili United Kingdom, Iran
Siba Donna Hawa Israel
Sweatshop Girl Selma Cervantes Mexico
S/N:05 Jakob Harms Germany
The Shrimp’s Tail Oscar de la Torre Suárez United States of America, Mexico
■Asia International / Live-action Competition
Black seed Amirhoman Khosravani Iran, Islamic Republic of
Bug Sejin MYOUNG Korea, Republic of
DETOUR Kargo Chen Hong Kong
Empty Heights, Moonlit Night Canghai Lu China
The Ghost Lullaby Jihyeong LEE Korea, Republic of
The Shepherd Mehrshad Ranjbar Iran, Islamic Republic of
The two lives of Sepideh Soha Niasti Iran, Islamic Republic of
Wild Boy Xiang Zhang China
■Japan / Live-action Competition
The Light That Never Goes Out Yohei Shikano Japan
The Dark Winter of You Shi Xianjun Japan
Be Prepared Emi Yasumura Japan
STRANDING Yosuke Sumi Japan
■Animation Competition
A Long Alone Eun-a YEO Korea, Republic of
Carrots Don’t Wait Rina Machida Japan
Interns Marina Donderis, Núria Poveda & Marina Cortón Spain
La Perra Carla Melo Gampert France
Liv&Bell “Planet of the Marimo “ Natsuki Kida Japan
Midnight Special Musashi Yoshihara Japan
MIRA Eva Louise Hall United States
Salut & Cumin Shiho Eguchi Japan
THE SOUND THAT SILENCE MAKES Frantz Teo , Talalaeff Violette , Özal Dora , Rudeaux Damien  & Dutriaux Marjorie France
Wanna be reborn as a mole on the back of the unicorn’s neck Liu Yuchen Japan
■Non-Fiction Competition
Benoit Delhomme, the art beyond the lens Jérôme de Gerlache France
Cadáver Benjamin Schildknecht Kodboel United Kingdom
David Again Adam Elliott United States
KAISHINKAI -Mikoshi Parade- Tomoya Inaoka Japan
Puffling Jessica Bishopp United Kingdom


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 October, but the timing of the announcements may vary.