Short Film Competition
/ 11.4. - 30.6.2017

Short films has always been a major element of the Sundance Film Festival. Last year, Sundance Institute and The Metroplex launched the first Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong Short Film Competition, it was a great success and the response were encouraging - over 200 entries were submitted, and many of those have displayed tremendous talent and potential. The jury award winner, Trumpet Man, was selected as a contender for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Jury Award in Utah, and director Emily Wong attended the festival to meet international audiences and fellow filmmakers from around the world.

This year we are bringing back the competition again, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong Short Film Competition will be open for submission from now till June 30, 2017.


All Hong Kong permanent residents age 18 or above are eligible to enter the competition. There are no limitation on story or genres, however all entries must be completed on or after 1 January 2016, with a duration between 3 to 15 minutes. Jury panel comprises representatives from Hong Kong and US:

John Cooper
Director of Sundance Film Festival
Trevor Groth
Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival
Kim Yutani
Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Mike Plante
Senior Short Film Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Fruit Chan
Hong Kong Independent Filmmaker
Ka Ming Fung
Hong Kong Film Critic
Jan Lam
Program Manager, The Metroplex

Official selected shorts will be screened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong in September. Furthermore, the winner of the Jury Award will receive a HKD$30,000 cash prize, an invitation to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 2018 (roundtrip air ticket and hotel accommodation inclusive). Please refer to rules and regulations for details.