Time’s up! The 2019 SHQFF Shorts submission has closed as of midnight on July 18th. Over the past 4 months, we have received almost 200 shorts from a long list of countries and regions, covering Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas. Submissions belong to diversified genres, including feature films, documentaries animations, musicals, and experimental films. More than one-third of them are debut productions. Our two sub-categories, the Asian Short Film Competition, and the World Short Film Screening, each received close to 100 submissions.
We are currently starting our initial review process and will publish the final nominee list in August. Later, we will announce the members of the Asian Short Film Competition Jury, who will examine the script, production, performance, style, and the significance and depth of queer themes for each of the nominated films. In the end, six awards are to be given: Best Film Award, Best Director Award, Best Cinematography Award, Best Script Award, Best Performance Award, and Jury Prize.