Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (5th)

Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (5th)

We are proud to announce the latest shortlist from among the submissions for the Academy Awards© eligible categories (Live-action Competition, Animation competition, and Non-fiction competition) for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024.

In December, we received a total of 246 entries. The most submissions were from the United States, Japan, China, United Kingdom, and Sweden followed by Angola, Kosovo, and Malta. 44% of the submitted films were directed by female filmmakers, 26% by first-time filmmakers, & 27 % were student projects. Regarding durations, 30 % were under 10min, and 11% were under 5 min. there were many shorts with Motherhood as a theme this month, films about pregnancy, and young mothers wondering what will be the future will be for them, wondering if this will be the end of their own, “normal” lives like going to work or school. 10% of the submitted films were comedies, rom-coms set in weddings, etc., also comedy heist films with clumsy and funny characters stood out!

Today is the final day for accepting submissions in the U-25 & Branded Shorts competitions. We look forward to your submissions!!

〜SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist(5th)~
~ The name of the film, the director name, and the country name will be listed in alphabetical order by category ~

Project Title Directors Country of Origin
■International/Live-action Competition
A short film about Kids Ibrahim Handal PALESTINE
Corallu boizard pauline FRANCE
Late August Soudan Martin FRANCE
The Night Inside Antonio Cuesta SPAIN
The Blurring Of Trees Fanny Perreault CANADA
Misericordia – what we do to ourselves Oskar Gaston Koller GERMANY
Nocturnus Dens Harm, Van Coillie Meltse BELGIUM
Sarajin Justin Kim WooSŏk UNITED STATES
Table Matthew Moore UNITED STATES
The Hand that Feeds Helen Hideko AUSTRIA
The Masterpiece Ëlex Lora SPAIN
The Talent Thomas May Bailey UNITED KINGDOM
■Asia International / Live-action Competition
A Catholic Schoolgirl Myra Angeline Soriaso PHILIPPINES
Recurrence Ali Alizadeh IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF
Saigon Kiss Hồng Anh Nguyễn VIETNAM
Zero Neel Menon INDIA
VoiceClub Taeyoung KIM Korea, Republic of
■Japan / Live-action Competition
Sasha’s Slope Yoshiki Ooneda JAPAN
満腹のクジラは、餓死をした。 Tetsutaro Yaguchi JAPAN
■Animation Competition
A Stand Still Journey Izù Troin FRANCE
AFTER GRANDPA Michel Juliette , Sence Axel , Leviaux Victoria , Gomes Freitas Florian , Valenza Swann FRANCE
Bluebird in the Wind Ellis Kayin CHAN HONG KONG
Ghost of the Dark Path Fish Wang TAIWAN
Ruthless Blade Bo Zhang CHINA
The Car that came back from the Sea Jadwiga Kowalska SWITZERLAND
The Lovers Carolina Sandvik SWEDEN
■Non-Fiction Competition
Cycles Anthony Oswald, Pisie Hochheim UNITED STATES
Habibi Amélie Joana Vogel, Janina Bitsch GERMANY
Karachi Begums Amatullah Rahat Saeed, Aqsa Abdul Qadir PAKISTAN
Silver City Dea Saračević SWEDEN
Tranquil (Panatag) Allan Lazaro PHILIPPINES

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 December, but the timing of the announcements may vary.