“G-Short” Short Film Festival Draws Hundreds of Submissions Worldwide
The Festival’s programmes, including the awards ceremony, are set to go online
George Town, Penang, Malaysia, 21 June 2021: AFTER calling for entries through an open call, George Town Festival announces that the inaugural edition of the “G-Short” Short Film Festival has received 697 submissions from 37 countries worldwide, including United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Spain, France, Italy, Philippines, Netherlands, Australia, China, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, and more.
The “G-Short” Short Film Festival is brought to you by George Town Festival. It 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 include award-winning documentary filmmaker Indrani Kopal, internationally renowned film director Tunku Mona Riza and highly acclaimed film producer and screenwriter Dennis Lai Chaing Ming.
Festival Director Jack Wong says, “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.”
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.