Kaohsiung Film Festival 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.

The competition includes 3 sections:
● Taiwan Competition
● International Competition
● XR Competition.

▍ XR Competition

We are looking for projects that are worthy of recognition, ones that combine an independent spirit with meaningful narrative content and a high degree of applied technological integration. This year, in XR Section, an estimated 12 groups of experiences will be selected and exhibited during the Kaohsiung Film Festival, and will compete for the highest honor of the First Prize.

***Please note, this Freefreeway page is for 2023 XR Competition submission only. If you're looking for submitting your films to KFF Taiwan or International Competition, please visit our website for instruction (https://www.kff.tw/en) ***

✺ XR Golden Fireball Award - One / US$ 8,000
✺ XR Immersive Award - One / US$ 4,000
✺ VR360 Award - One / US$ 4,000
✺ XR Special Mention - One / US$ 2,000

XR Competition
** Full regulation download: https://reurl.cc/LNo1r3 **


Registration Fee: $30 USD
Registration Period: From now until June 15th 2023 23:59 GMT+8.

➠Please go to the official FilmFreeway website to register and pay the registration fee.

➠Participants must also provide information about their project on the official Google form(https://forms.gle/dD9g5aWnX1gJh7cZ6) at the same time.

*If this information is not filled out, the registration will be considered invalid.

▍ Festival Dates

The 23rd Kaohsiung Film Festival is scheduled to be held in October.


1. Date of Completion
Only works completed between January 1st 2022 and June 15th 2023 (the registration deadline) are eligible for submission.

2. Encouraged Submissions
Regardless of genre, we encourage works in which innovative narratives and immersive technologies are used in conjunction to enrich each other and the overall experience. Technologies applied (include but are not limited to): Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), VR360, multimedia devices and other pre-existing or innovative technologies.

**Works-in-progress are also eligible for submission.**

3. Duplicate entries
Identical versions of previously submitted projects cannot be submitted to this competition, nor can they be re-registered by changing the project title.
Completion status If a work-in-progress cannot be submitted as a complete work by July 1, the organizer reserves the right to cancel its eligibility for participation.
Technical Specifications The hardware equipment and technical support provided by the organizers for the competition judging process are detailed in Appendix 1(https://reurl.cc/Rvoe09). In the event that participants wish their project to be shown to the judges using equipment that exceeds these technical capabilities, those participants will be responsible for any additional costs that arise.

4. Language Restrictions
Entries must provide English subtitles or English-dubbed versions of their project to register for the competition.

5.Premiere Status
There are no specific restrictions on premiere status in this competition. However, works that are eligible for world premiere, international premiere and Asia premiere status at the 2023 Kaohsiung Film Festival will be given priority.

* If you have any questions or in need of any technical support, please contact the XR Competition Team:
Telephone: +886 07-551-1211 Ext. 3013

Overall Rating
  • Stephen Butchko

    If you feel like it's a fit, please submit your project to the Kaohsiung Film Festival. This is a festival that appreciates artists and will welcome you with open arms! They have become our distant Taiwanese family.

    November 2022
  • Francis Gelinas

    Great festival, super team that takes care of their participants!

    November 2021
  • Milad Tangshir

    Great Festival and definitely a must.

    November 2020
  • Hai Wen HSU

    I spend very good time in Festival!

    May 2020
  • Very friendly festival,very friendly city.

    November 2019