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Old Posted Sep 28, 2018, 6:35 PM
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2018 KFF International Short Film Competition| Asia's 2nd largest short film festival

Source: http://www.manilastandard.net/showbi...orts-fest.html

Student film, lone Philippine entry at Asia’s 2nd biggest shorts fest

posted September 26, 2018 at 06:00 pm by Seymour Barros Sanchez


A short film about a teacher battling depression, who convinces an infatuated student to retrieve her baby, will compete at the 8th Kaohsiung Film Festival International Short Film Competition in Taiwan from Oct. 19 to Nov. 4.


Christian Rae Villanueva's ‘Ang Mga Turo ng Gabi’ (The Lessons of the Night) is a short film about depression.


After a four-month selection period involving more than 3,200 submissions from 93 countries, Christian Rae Villanueva’s Ang Mga Turo ng Gabi (The Lessons of the Night) emerged as one of the 65 short films from 30 countries in the official selection.

Considered “the second largest short film festival in Asia and a unique platform for creative short films in Taiwan,” KFF will be held at the Kaohsiung Film Archive with 24 short film programs and more than a hundred shorts in total.

“One of my dreams is to have an international premiere for my film,” said Villanueva, who recently graduated from the Digital Filmmaking program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts.

His capstone project will vie with 45 other films previously selected by prestigious international film festivals such as Cannes, Rotterdam, Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, Tokyo Shorts, and Busan, among others. “It is an honor to be lined up to these films that won in Cannes, Busan and other major film festivals,” he added.

The short film will also contend for the Asian New Wave Award against entries from China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. KFF introduced the award to encourage films with unique viewpoints inspired by the Asian context.

Starring Sheenly Vee Gener and Dylan Ray Talon, the film previously won Best Editing and Best Performance at Pelikultura: The CALABARZON Film Festival. It was shown as part of the Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle in Washington.



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Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../21/2003700866

Kaohsiung Film Festival explores virtual reality

By Su Fu-nan, Wang Jung-hsiang and Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Fri, Sep 21, 2018


This year’s Kaohsiung Film Festival aims to highlight virtual reality (VR) by hosting an international VR forum and launching its first-ever VR workshop, organizers said.

The festival, which runs from Oct. 19 to Nov. 4, has invited key figures in the VR industry to attend the forum, on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, they said.

Liz Rosenthal, cocurator of the Venice Film Festival’s Venice VR competition, is to moderate the forum, while Michael Swierczynski, director of the NewImages film festival in Paris, VR distributor Diversion cinema and HTC Corp, as well as Taiwanese and foreign professionals, would be participating in the discussions, they said.

Speakers would be discussing film festival curation, international film distribution, international film funding and partnerships, film production and the future of the VR industry, they said.

Thirty participants are to be selected for a six-day workshop with a focus on VR scriptwriting, the organizers said, adding that the goal is to help creators join the field of VR production.

Taiwan has a technological advantage when it comes to the development of the VR industry because many VR companies are based here, Rosenthal said.

She is also to be a judge for the VR category of the festival’s international short film competition.

Your Spiritual Temple Sucks (全能元神宮改造王), which was directed by John Hsu (徐漢強) and debuted at the festival last year, was refreshing, Rosenthal said, adding that she looks forward to seeing more VR productions with an Asian perspective at this year’s festival.

Screenings are to take place at the Kaohsiung Main Public Library, the Kaohsiung Film Archive, the Cinemark at Dream Mall, and the VR Film Lab at the Pier-2 Art Center.


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