Taiwan films to screen at SeaShorts Film Festival for first time

Winners of Golden Harvest Awards and Kaohsiung Film Festival to stream online

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/09/11
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

2020 SeaShorts Film Festival will run from Sept. 12-20. (SeaShorts Film Festival photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Taiwanese films have been selected for the fourth annual Southeast Asian Short (SeaShorts) Film Festival, becoming the country's first productions to earn such recognition.

Five of the seven featured films — "Nine Shots" (九發子彈), "Fire at Forest" (以啟山林), "Tea Land" (高山上的茶園), "Lovely Sundays" (第一廣場), and "Arnie" (阿尼) — depict the struggles of migrant workers in Taiwan. "The Calling" (令) and "Be Shit or Not To Be" (洛西.布拉西) tell the stories of young Taiwanese torn between dreams and reality and how they cope with failure.

All seven films were winners of the Golden Harvest Awards and the Kaohsiung Film Festival, according to CNA.

The 2020 SeaShorts Film Festival, which has been moved online due to the coronavirus crisis, will run from Sept. 12-20 and include 52 narrative shorts from Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. A directors' forum will also be held online Sunday (Sept. 13).    [FULL  STORY]

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