Short Short Film

Launched in 2020, co-initiated by FIRST IFF and vivo, Short Short Film is the first official competition section for short short films in China. This section is parallel to the Main Competition and establishing creative cultivation production. Based on 17 years of experience in the short film ecology, FIRST International Film Festival aims to provide diverse focuses and groundbreaking values for the creation of short films. Short Short Film encourages the authors to present reflections of society, humanity and technology. Short Short Film expects the authors to re-enter life with unique observation perspectives, to make moving image works with creative methods and storytelling, to break away from the usual imagination and explore new narrative possibilities.

Short Short Film Competition is dedicated to moving image works within five minutes. Short Short Film Competition encourages the authors to use lightweight production methods and portable devices to create, to reveal the world within the time limit, to care for the transformation of creative forms, to reshape the value of moving image in the format of competition, and to gradually establish the academic concept and aesthetic standards of the Short Short Film.

The 300s Short Project starts by supporting creators from diverse backgrounds. This project aims to activate the pulse with a limited duration of 300 seconds, and to provide filmmaking fund and device support for creative short short film projects with expressive value. The 300s Short Project encourages practices in a broader vision, and promotes a positive cycle of the ecology of Short Short Film.

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The application for the 17th FIRST International Film Festival Short Short Film Competition has opened, starting from 12th April 2023 to 31st May 2023.

The 17th FIRST International Film Festival Short Short Film Competition Rules and Regulations