Entries from as far as the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Spain, France, Italy, Philippines, Netherlands, Australia, China, Germany, Singapore and Malaysia for the “G Short” Short Film Festival.
The competition is organised by George Town Festival 2021.
Some 697 submissions from 37 countries worldwide has been received to date.
The competition aims to encourage the local and international film communities to create short-form and original films, unleashing their creativity, originality and innovation to tell stories in new ways – all while strengthening the branding of the George Town Festival.
The submissions were judged by a team of judges which includes award-winning documentary filmmaker Indrani Kopal, internationally renowned film director Tunku Mona Riza and highly acclaimed film producer and screenwriter Dennis Lai Chaing Ming.
“It’s truly encouraging to see the outstanding number of submissions for the “G-Short” Short Film Festival, which is the George Town Festival’s highlighted programme. In addition, the number of foreign participants despite the pandemic and lockdown restrictions has also demonstrated that the programme has provided a global platform for the local and international creative talents to take part in George Town Festival, which can potentially lead to more collaborations in the future.” said Festival Director Jack Wong.
Film screenings featuring the works of 30 finalists from different countries will be held online via CloudTheatre from 14 – 16 July 2021 at 8pm. In addition, members of the public, particularly the film lovers, can also look forward to sharing sessions via Zoom on 17 July 2021 at 2pm & 4pm.