SEA Shorts Film Festival

Sat12Sep'20 - Sun20Sep'20
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This year’s edition will run from 12-20 September 2020. It was originally planned to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, but in light of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the festival will be shifting entirely online for the first time.

The theme for this year’s edition is Reimagining Short Films, Reinventing Southeast Asia – it is an invitation for Southeast Asian filmmakers to come together, to share our visions and stories that are both unique and yet familiar to each other, and to weave the future narrative of the region while constantly challenging the idea of what a short film can be in today’s media landscape.

Of the 544 entries received this year, a shortlist of 30 will be in contention for the SeaShorts Award, while the Next New Wave Award recognises the best Malaysian title among them. In addition to the top jury honours, all films in Competition are in the running for prizes in direction, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound, and acting.

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