/ April 10 - June 30, 2018 (6pm, Hong Kong Time)

The Metroplex and Sundance Institute are bringing back the Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong Short Film Competition for the third time, and it is now open for submissions to Hong Kong filmmakers. 

The previous two editions of the competition have been a motivating success, with hundreds of entries from local filmmakers demonstrating diversity, immense talent and vision. The short films previously showcased in the Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong short film program were highly praised not only by our professional panel of judges, but also by fellow filmmakers and audiences. 

The directors of previous Jury Award-winning shorts, "Trumpet Man" (2016) and "Eye Bags" (2017), also were selected to bring their work to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, to share their stories and inspirations with international audiences and filmmakers, and showcase the talent, skills and potential of a new generation of Hong Kong filmmakers.

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong Short Film Competition are now open for submission till June 30, 2018 (6pm, Hong Kong Time).

All Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above are eligible to enter the competition. There are no limitations on story or genres. All entries must have been completed on or after 1 January 2017, with durations between 3 to 15 minutes.

Jury panel comprises representatives from Hong Kong and the US:

John Cooper
Director of Sundance Film Festival
Kim Yutani
Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival
Heidi Zwicker
Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Mike Plante
Senior Short Film Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Wong Chun
Hong Kong filmmaker; Director of "Mad World"
Ernest Chan
Hong Kong film critic
Jan Lam
Program Manager, The Metroplex

Selected shorts will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong later in September. The Jury Award also comes with more amazing prizes: HKD$30,000 cash, as well as an invitation to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 2019 (roundtrip air ticket and hotel accommodation inclusive).

Please refer to rules and regulations for details.