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SeaShorts 2020 Overview

The 4th edition of SeaShorts ran from 12 – 20 September 2020. It was originally planned to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, but in light of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the festival was shifted entirely online for the first time.

The theme for SeaShorts’s 2020 edition was Reimagining Short Films, Reinventing Southeast Asia – an invitation for Southeast Asian filmmakers to come together, to share our visions and stories that are both unique and yet familiar to each other, and to weave the future narrative of the region while constantly challenging the idea of what a short film can be in today’s media landscape.

30 films were in contention for the SeaShorts Award, while the Next New Wave Award recognises the best Malaysian title among them. In addition to the top jury honours, all films in Competition were in the running for prizes in direction, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound, and acting.

While the films are no longer available on our platforms, the Q&A sessions, forums, and workshops are still available on our Facebook page.