PROJECT 19

Short Film Project

The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis.


The Ministry of Culture of Thailand and Content Thailand is generously sponsoring US$3,000 as prize money for this competition.

Please scroll down to enjoy the amazing work of our 19 Finalists.

We have announced our runner-ups and winner of Project 19. You can revisit the official announcement on the ACBS Online Event at the Hong Kong Filmart here:

https://info.hktdc.com/hkfilmart/video/main.html?videoID=d13191115285890815431819933

 

WINNERS

WINNER

Kiss Me Through the Window - Japan

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Staff (METI)
Ms. Sari Kodaka (producer)
Ms. Asumi (leading actress)
Ms. Eriko Ukita (leading actress)
Ms. Takagi (METI)

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Kiss Me Through the Window Team with METI

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FIRST RUNNER UP

Mask Land - Thailand

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Director: Mr Amornwat  Buddhalertsak
Mr. Itthiphol Kunplome (Minister of Culture)

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SECOND RUNNER UP

Remember

Malaysia

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JUDGE PANEL

Project 19 Judge Panel

Our five judges represent five different Asian countries, listed in no particular order: Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

 

MS. YASUE NOBUSAWA
JAPAN

VIPO, Film & Video Dept. / Globalization Support Dept.
Chief Producer

After being in charge of overseas business division and overseas sales at Nikkatsu Co., Ltd. She is seconded to VIPO. She has been involved in human resource development such as the Agency for Cultural Affairs project "ndjc: Young Filmmaker Development Project" for many years.

FINALISTS

Congratulations to the 19 Shortlisted Videos

The following finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

CHINA

Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike

HONG KONG

Life can be fruitful during pandemic

JAPAN

Embrace Change

Mother's Taxi

The Paradise Ship

Kiss Me through the Window


MALAYSIA

At Home

Don't Go

MEMODY

Remember

Roundabout


SINGAPORE

I Don’t Want To Be A Hero

This is Why


TAIWAN

Sit on the floor


THAILAND

Friendship beyond COVID

Keeper

Mask Land

Momng na jae

New Hope

Scroll down to see the videos.

 
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike
04:57
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike

Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike Synopsis: When the pandemic first broke out, doctors of all specialities went to the frontline to support voluntarily at once. Some of them were already in their 70s and 80s, but they were committed to saving lives as a lifelong duty. In order to save limited personal protection equipment (PPE), doctors and nurses worked for 10-12 hour shifts without eating, drinking or even going to the toilet. Although their faces and hands were left with painful red marks due to the prolonged wearing of PPE and repeated use of disinfectants, they were still working as long as they could and were doing everything to save the patients. About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: At Home - https://youtu.be/0LHXdLTg6Rk Don't Go - https://youtu.be/qYoJIiw0g00 Embrace Change - https://youtu.be/q3qlIwSzD_0 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Kiss Me through the Window - https://youtu.be/-QiJ3sbo02c Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM MEMODY - https://youtu.be/c66oqNdVTAc Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc Mother's Taxi - https://youtu.be/hMjDorPoW6w New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI The Paradise Ship - https://youtu.be/FvHA2pRqZBk This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Life can be fruitful in pandemic
03:52
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Embrace Change
04:44
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Embrace Change

Embrace Change Synopsis: Due to the lockdown, a personal trainer could not carry on with his scheduled classes and meet his clients in the gym, but he attempted to adapt to this change. He found new inspiration and strengths by doing exercise outdoors in the nature. He found himself with sharpened senses and stronger performance and he had never been more ready to go back to city life with a better self after the pandemic. About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: At Home - https://youtu.be/0LHXdLTg6Rk Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike - https://youtu.be/tlJDdXgaFb0 Don't Go - https://youtu.be/qYoJIiw0g00 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Kiss Me through the Window - https://youtu.be/-QiJ3sbo02c Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM MEMODY - https://youtu.be/c66oqNdVTAc Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc Mother's Taxi - https://youtu.be/hMjDorPoW6w New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI The Paradise Ship - https://youtu.be/FvHA2pRqZBk This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Mother's Taxi
05:02
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Mother's Taxi

Mother's Taxi Synopsis: Kyoko Nazakato, a taxi driver living in Tokyo, is the only female driver in the company and is supporting her daughter and mother alone. Although there had been a dramatic drop in her wage as people rarely go out and are unwilling to ride a taxi, she said that she will stay strong, and continue to serve clients with kindness as she loves her job. Customers had also shown support by telling the taxi drivers to keep their change after a ride. About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: At Home - https://youtu.be/0LHXdLTg6Rk Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike - https://youtu.be/tlJDdXgaFb0 Don't Go - https://youtu.be/qYoJIiw0g00 Embrace Change - https://youtu.be/q3qlIwSzD_0 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Kiss Me through the Window - https://youtu.be/-QiJ3sbo02c Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM MEMODY - https://youtu.be/c66oqNdVTAc Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI The Paradise Ship - https://youtu.be/FvHA2pRqZBk This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: The Paradise Ship
05:01
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: The Paradise Ship

The Paradise Ship Synopsis: A boy and a girl who are siblings are living in a dark place underground. Someone regularly throws in food for them. One day, they receive a letter from their mom saying sorry that she could not stay; she loves them and will be watching over them; she is now on the paradise ship. A man wearing a mask wakes up in a dream like above, and sees his sister besides him. They go into a cemetery and find a middle-aged lady lying on a tomb. She wakes up coughing and says: I’ve been waiting for you for so long, go to the back of the cemetery where you will find a big tree, the paradise ship is there. They go to that place and the paradise ship says it will pick them up. About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: At Home - https://youtu.be/0LHXdLTg6Rk Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike - https://youtu.be/tlJDdXgaFb0 Don't Go - https://youtu.be/qYoJIiw0g00 Embrace Change - https://youtu.be/q3qlIwSzD_0 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Kiss Me through the Window - https://youtu.be/-QiJ3sbo02c Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM MEMODY - https://youtu.be/c66oqNdVTAc Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc Mother's Taxi - https://youtu.be/hMjDorPoW6w New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Kiss Me through the Window
05:01
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Kiss Me through the Window

Kiss Me through the Window Synopsis: Two young lady living next doors, Nakano and Madoka, got in to a relationship, but when the lockdown policies came, they could not go outdoors to see each other. They miss each other so dearly so Nakado wanted to visit Madoka, violating the restrictions. Madoka told her that we need to hang in there, otherwise if everybody does that, all the efforts for disease control will go to waste, but also reassured her that their relationship will not ‘go to waste’ because of this lockdown. Madoka actually could not stand the emotions, so she climbed over to Nakado’s flat via the balcony, but they only kissed each other through the glass window. About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: At Home - https://youtu.be/0LHXdLTg6Rk Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike - https://youtu.be/tlJDdXgaFb0 Don't Go - https://youtu.be/qYoJIiw0g00 Embrace Change - https://youtu.be/q3qlIwSzD_0 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM MEMODY - https://youtu.be/c66oqNdVTAc Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc Mother's Taxi - https://youtu.be/hMjDorPoW6w New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI The Paradise Ship - https://youtu.be/FvHA2pRqZBk This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Don't Go
02:25
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Don't Go

Don't Go Synopsis: A girl is living alone in a house with her dog. She used to live with her father, mother and sister, but they left one by one. She still can hear their voices at night but is not sure if they are real. After a terrifying dream involving her family members, her dog disappeared too. She runs downstairs and praying for her loved ones not to leave her alone. About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: At Home - https://youtu.be/0LHXdLTg6Rk Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike - https://youtu.be/tlJDdXgaFb0 Embrace Change - https://youtu.be/q3qlIwSzD_0 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Kiss Me through the Window - https://youtu.be/-QiJ3sbo02c Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM MEMODY - https://youtu.be/c66oqNdVTAc Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc Mother's Taxi - https://youtu.be/hMjDorPoW6w New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI The Paradise Ship - https://youtu.be/FvHA2pRqZBk This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: At Home
03:55
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: At Home

At Home Synopsis: An elderly tried to contact his son for multiple times but did not receive any reply. He continued to send caring messages to remind him to take extra care while not telling the son that he suffered from COVID-like symptoms. The elderly passed away at home and just moments after he died, his son called back. “A total of 2,192 at-home deaths were reported from March 20 to April 5 in NYC. Please take care of each other and check on your loved ones.” About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike - https://youtu.be/tlJDdXgaFb0 Don't Go - https://youtu.be/qYoJIiw0g00 Embrace Change - https://youtu.be/q3qlIwSzD_0 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Kiss Me through the Window - https://youtu.be/-QiJ3sbo02c Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM MEMODY - https://youtu.be/c66oqNdVTAc Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc Mother's Taxi - https://youtu.be/hMjDorPoW6w New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI The Paradise Ship - https://youtu.be/FvHA2pRqZBk This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: MEMODY
05:37
Asia Content Business Summit - ACBS

ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: MEMODY

MEMODY Synopsis: A young lady strikes a conversation with a random man that she met in a game. He reminds her of boyfriend who is no longer with her. She tells the man that she wished the pandemic has never happened (hinting that her boyfriend’s life might had been taken by COVID). The man encouraged her to cheer up and share with her that his father passed away and his mother was also admitted to the hospital, but he still believes that everything will be fine. He left the conversation at a sudden and coughing, the lady has never seen him online again, but his words inspired her to remain positive and cherish everything around her About Project 19 The Asia Content Business Short Film Project, Project 19, is an initiative to promote the film industry in Asia by gathering and curating short film videos (under 5 minutes) under the topic of COVID-19 and how their communities have responded to the health crisis. Other Finalist Videos: At Home - https://youtu.be/0LHXdLTg6Rk Concentric War Epidemic - Life and Death Strike - https://youtu.be/tlJDdXgaFb0 Don't Go - https://youtu.be/qYoJIiw0g00 Embrace Change - https://youtu.be/q3qlIwSzD_0 Friendship Beyond COVID - https://youtu.be/MTmU5xpTr58 I Don’t Want To Be a Hero - https://youtu.be/rqTH4GhC-n8 Keeper - https://youtu.be/O36EFlnbgSc Kiss Me through the Window - https://youtu.be/-QiJ3sbo02c Life can be Fruitful during Pandemic - https://youtu.be/2jY9sQ53_rY Mask Land - https://youtu.be/YWp4k_gdjFM Mong Na Jae - https://youtu.be/34_OKfwWfhc Mother's Taxi - https://youtu.be/hMjDorPoW6w New Hope - https://youtu.be/hOqVERyUFl0 Remember - https://youtu.be/KQ3fI6-rPc8 Roundabout - https://youtu.be/LMK7lK0roJI The Paradise Ship - https://youtu.be/FvHA2pRqZBk This is Why - https://youtu.be/u_4rTajOnug Sit on the Floor - https://youtu.be/zYD30A4f-QE Find us on: https://www.acbsasia.com/
 

The Ministry of Culture (Thailand) and Content Thailand

Generous sponsors of Project 19

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Salon Media Lab and Salon Films

Proud sponsors and organizers of Project 19

 

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