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
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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Thailand winner presentation2.jpeg

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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
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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
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ACBS Short Film Project - Project 19 Finalist: Embrace Change
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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/