Kaohsiung International Short Film Competition is dedicated to discover new filmmakers and to enhance cultural exchanges through short films. We are extremely looking forward to bringing your culture and short film to Taiwan.

- INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION -
.International Grand Prize - One / US$ 8,000
.Jury Prize - US$ 3,000
.Asian New Wave Award - One / US$ 3,000
.Formosa Vision Award - One / US$ 2,000
.Special Mention - Five / US$ 1,000
.Children’s Jury Award - One / US$ 1,000

- TAIWAN COMPETITION -
.Taiwan Grand Prize - One / US$ 5,000
.Jury Prize - One / US$ 3,000
.Taiwan Student Award - One / US$ 3,000
.Special Mention - Three / US$ 1,000

- VR COMPETITION -
.VR Grand Prize - One / US$ 6,000
.Best VR Immersive Award - One / US$ 2,000
.Best VR360 Narrative Award - One / US$ 2,000

- INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION -
1. Films completed between June 1st, 2018 and June 15th, 2019 (submission deadline). Works-in-progress by submission deadline is not accepted.
2. All genres accepted (fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, etc.). Film length is 25 minutes or shorter, including all credits. If previously submitted to same competition, including edited or retitled versions, are not eligible for re-submission.
3. No specific requirements for premier screening.

- TAIWAN COMPETITION -
1. Films completed between June 1st, 2018 and June 30th, 2019 (submission deadline). Works-in-progress by submission deadline is not accepted.
2. All genres accepted (fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, etc.). Film length is 25 minutes or shorter, including all credits. If previously submitted to same competition, including edited or retitled versions, are not eligible for re-submission.
3. No specific requirements for premier screening.
4. Directors must meet one of the following requirements- Taiwanese citizenship, Taiwan Resident Certificate and Taiwan as the production country.
5. To be eligible for Taiwan Student Award, directors must be current student in school (including the class of 2019).

- VR COMPETITION -
1. VR360 videos, interactive, installation or other forms of VR works completed between January 1st, 2018 and June 30th, 2019 (submission deadline) are welcome for submission.
2. All genres accepted. No limitations on work length. Not allowed if previously submitted to same competition, including edited or retitled versions, are not eligible for re-submission.
3. No specific requirements for premier screening; however, works with World premier, International premier, or Asian premier status are considered for priority.

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  • Robert Misovic

    Really proud of our inclusion in this festival's shorts lineup. Thank you for having us!

    December 2017
  • Mohammad Mohammadian

    Your film festival is very nice, Thank you so much.

    December 2017
  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    thanks a lot of great festival!

    November 2017
  • I had such an amazing time in Taiwan at the Kaohsiung Film Festival! The staff was so so friendly and took great care of us (even taking us out for ice cream <3 ).
    They brought the film makers together on numerous occasions, taking us to dinner and around town.
    The screenings were great quality, the venues were nice, the hotel was great.
    And I love love LOVE the illustrations they used for their communication.
    Kaohsiung itself is a wonderful city that is great to explore!
    There is so much I haven't seen yet, I truly hope to go back one day, to the city, the country and to the festival!

    November 2017
  • Nilesh Kunjir

    We thank you for such a outstanding film festival. Festival team communication with us is just superb. Looking forward to share my short film next year also. Thank you once again.

    November 2017