SFFF is a film festival dedicated to the promotion and recognition of acclaimed short films in the Asian region to a broader international audience. The concept of film being necessities of life becomes the forefront of SFFF’s mission. The diverse nature of the selected films is aimed at bringing a distinctive sense of belonging for the masses. The awards serve the purpose of funding towards future projects and endeavours by the winners.
SFFF - Open Categories
CHENG Thim Kian
Malaysia | Mandarin & Korean
A Malaysian Chinese descent film director, screenwriter, and producer that went to a few filmmaking workshops around Asia.
Ekin Kee Charles
Malaysia | Sabahan Malay
Ekin Kee Charles is a filmmaker from Sabah who believes that filmmaking should be accessible to everyone.
City Of Gold
Philippines | Visayan
Jarell is an independent filmmaker from Southern Philippines. An alumnus of Busan Asian Film School 2018. City of Gold was awarded Best Short Film at the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences or FAMAS 2019 and was screened at SEAShorts and Jogja Netpac Asian Film Festival.
Aw See Wee
Malaysia | Mandarin, English & Malay
A graduate of NTUA (Taiwan), Aw See Wee’s works centre around family relationships and social issues.
Qinglang de Tiankong
Thailand | Thai & Mandarin
Born in Bangkok but raised in a Chinese family.
Tan Hong Ken
Malaysia | Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay & Hindu
A 24 year old fresh graduate from NTUA, hoping to spread his ideas through filmmaking.
Vietnam | Vietnamese
A young filmmaker based in Saigon, Vietnam. Thanh’s work revolves around stories of small but remarkable sadnesses.
Singapore | Mandarin & English
Gina’s films are inspired by true stories – as she grows and navigates through the intricate nature of human relationships.
Mohammad Reza Fahriyansyah
Rest In Peace
Indonesia | Javanese & Indonesian
Established his own production house, Crazyone Films. Reza has made several short films. Rest in Peace, his latest film competed at the Clermont Ferrand IFF, France, 2019.
Malaysia | Cantonese
A director and writer, Lobin studied film in National Taiwan University of Arts and graduated in 2019.
Indonesia | English
Kezia Alexandra is an Indonesian director that inhabits surrealism & the avant-garde in her work.
Malaysia | Kadazan & Malay
Born and raised in Sabah, Bebbra tells untold stories of her hometown, winning several prestigious awards in the process.
Ian Steven Ong
Malaysia | Mandarin
A Malaysian filmmaker with nine years of experience, ‘Mr. Wong’ marks Ian’s directorial short film debut.
Malaysia | Mandarin & Cantonese
Filmmaker, music producer and singer-songwriter. JiN has a degree in film & videography, and a masterclass of cinematography from Hollywood.
Malaysia | English & Malay
JK Peng’s passion for cinema drives him on his journey of filmmaking, currently developing his first superhero feature film to break into the industry.
Run For Life
Malaysia | English
Founder of Kaloz Production Sdn Bhd and established in 2014. Rae is experienced as a Director, Filmmaker and Photographer in the film and advertising industry.