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【Thank you for holding the event】21st Kyoto International Student Film Festival Winners announced!

Event Report

The 21st Kyoto International Student Film Festival discovers young talent who will lead the film industry of the future. It was held at the Film Theater of The Museum of Kyoto from Tuesday, November 27, and closed with great success on Sunday, December 2.
This year's competition (live-action and animation categories) received a record 588 entries from 33 countries and regions, and 16 films carefully selected by the student executive committee were screened.
At the award ceremony held on Sunday, December 2, the winning directors and the final judges, Ken Ninomiya, Jun Hirose, and Jun Wada, were invited as guests to announce the Grand Prix in the Live Action and Animation Categories, as well as the Final Jury Prize and Audience Award.
At the award ceremony, after screening the two Grand Prix films, we received comments from the final jury, and we were able to create a place for international exchange and mutual understanding through films.
The award-winning works are as follows: I wish the young coach all the best for his future success.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the visitors and supporters of the festival.

< Live-action Grand Prix announced> <Talk show by the winners and final judges>


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Results of Submission

Thank you very much for your submissions!

  Domestic Overseas Meter
FY2018 98 490 588
FY2017 129 356 485
FY2016 167 372 539
FY2015 123 94 217
FY2014 163 187. 350
FY2013 212 145 357


Announcement of Competition Results

Grand Prix

Grand Prix for Live-action Film

"Mascarpone" Jonas Riemer
GERMANY / 2018 / 14min / Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

≪Synopsis≫ Francis, a dreamy projectionist, gets involved with Mascarpone, who is known as a ruthless gangster, because of a car accident. Suddenly, he becomes a character in a gangster movie, where his dog, Farfale, is taken hostage and threatened to act as a watchman for a bank robbery. But the robbery fails, and Frances saves his dog and tries to capture the heart of star actress Vivian.


Grand-Prix for Animated Film

『Flower Found! / Bloem?』 Jorn Leeuwerink
Netherlands / 2017 / 6min / HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

≪Synopsis≫ The mouse is very sad. A red flower in the forest was blooming, but suddenly disappeared. So Tori took the mouse looking for flowers. After a while, the forest animals joined them. Finally, the group finds the flower, but things quickly get out of the mouse's control.


Final Jury Prize

KingKen Ninomiya Award The Final Judge, Ken Ninomiya Award  

Overrun Animation
Pierre Ropars, Antonin Derory, Diane Thirault, Jérémie Cottard, Matthieu Druaud, Adrien zumbihl
France/2017 Year/8min/Supinfocom Rubika

≪Synopsis≫ Overrun tells the story of an ant who wanders into a pitch-dark, cold world. The camera follows this lone ant as he travels through a seemingly dangerous and disturbing but fascinating world as he tries to escape.

KingThe Final Judge, Jun Hirose Award 

The Place of Oblivion/ El rincón del mundo a donde va lo que se olvida Live Action Fernanda
MEXICO / 2018 / 18min / Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica

≪Synopsis≫ Aura, Juan, and Evarist live in an old village called San Antonio del Quer. It has long been forgotten and no one is coming back. Aura, a young girl, plans to leave the village and search somewhere else to find the life she wants. But before that, he tries to convince his father and grandfather not to be swallowed up by oblivion and leave the village together.


KingAtsushi Wada Award The Final Judge, Atsushi Wada Award 

"Like a Good Kid" Arian Vazirdaftari
Iran / 2018 / 20min / Tehran University of Dramatic Arts

≪Synopsis≫ 24-year-old Sarah was supposed to watch six-year-old Matin look after him while his mother went to work. In the morning, Matin tells Sarah about the fight between him and his mother that has been going on since the night before, which leads to a series of life-changing events that day.

Audience Award

* The Audience Award will be selected by aggregating a questionnaire of customers who viewed the works during the festival period, and one work in each category.

Audience Award

Little Red Riding Hood / Rotkäppchen Live Action Lynn Oona Baur
GERMANY / 2017 / 8min / Hamburg Media School

≪Synopsis≫ 2032. Ten-year-old Luisa and her mother, Anna, lived in totalitarian Germany. When a school play with Louisa turned into a crude propaganda campaign, Anna realized the need to protect her daughter. But it was probably too late.

 Audience Award

『Flower Found! / Bloem?』 Jorn Leeuwerink (Netherlands)
*Director Jorn Leeuwerink also won the Blanx Prix for Animation.

Other Selected Entries

work Director Works
『The Net 』 Hae-guen-Jeon Live The University of Suwon KOREA / 2018 / 32min
『The Unbeaked / L'Imbecqué』 Hugo GLAVIER animation L'école Estienne FRANCE / 2017 / 4min

The Spirits of Cairn

Shinobu Soejima


Tokyo University
of the Arts
(Tokyo University of the Arts)

『ENDLING』 Alex Schaad Live University of Television and Film, Munich GERMANY / 2018 / 30min
『ten/10』 Paula Konjušić animation Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb(ALU) CROATIA / 2017 / 8min
『AAMIR』 Vika Evdokimenko Live New York University USA / 2017 / 16min

Shih-Chieh Chiu
animation 國立台灣藝術大學
(National Taiwan University of Arts)
Taiwan / 2017 / 7min
『Facing Mecca』 Jan-Eric Mack Live Zurich University of the Arts SWITZERLAND / 2017 / 27min
『At her own pace 』 Yeo-ul Han Live Sejong University KOREA / 2018 / 26min
『Love Me, Fear Me』 Veronica Solomon Live Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF GERMANY / 2018 / 6min


We look forward to your support of the 22nd Kyoto International Student Film Festival next year!







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