Short Film Competition Award-Winning Shorts

Short film has long been a major element of the Sundance Film Festival. This year, the Short Film Competition received wide range of entries, and from these genre-spanning shorts, nine outstanding short films have been selected by the Jury Panel from the U.S. and Hong Kong, and will be screened in 2019 Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong alongside the feature film lineup. Among these selected titles, one Jury Award winner will be announced at the Festival opening ceremony on September 21, 2019. Apart from the Jury Award and Honorary Mentions, one short film will be selected to receive an exclusive Sound Fellowship, supported by Dolby Laboratories and MBS Studios. The Fellowship-winning short film will also be showcased alongside other shortlisted short films at the Hong Kong Festival.

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Where Dreams Rest

Ah Wei, a young woman from rural China, decides to cross the U.S.-Mexico border through the underground tunnel to reunite with her husband in the United States. She soon realizes the journey is not about the crossing, but about mending the discrepancies between expectations and reality.


From the saying of elders that go, the Spirit of Lion Rock is "as you reap, so you sow".

What a sigh to say that the spirit that we are proud of is being forgotten by the time.

Coming to this generation, what does it truly mean to us?

A Thousand Sails

Ren, a widow who lives in the village, helps her neighbour to deliver a gift to her son in the city. Ren finds out that Chung is leading a harsh life. Back in the village, there is no one with whom she can share this secret. The only refuge from the sleepless night is her deceased husband.


A film sixteen thousand splices in the making. E-Ticket is a frantic (re)cataloguing of a personal archive and a rebirth to forgotten images. Fragmented views swipe through a school trip to India then culminate with a protest of a 2005 World Trade Organization summit in Hong Kong. A retelling of Dante's Inferno for the streaming age; freedom of movement for the modern cloud.

The Fight Against Ebola

Paul Jawor is a British water and sanitation specialist who worked in the Equateur province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for his mission with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). He shared the challenges faced by the teams working in the remote village of Iboko – the frontline of the Ebola outbreak in May 2018.

Sisyphus Dreaming

A man dreamt that he is 'pressed by a ghost'. He then has a weird day at the office, and eventually even meeting the bald guy who appears in his dream....
The young man gets on a red minibus after work; he then finally realizes the meaning of all these strange incidents.


An old lady, Chu, has been living alone for more than 10 years since her husband's passing. Despite indulging herself in various community activities and social events, her home always reminds her of the long-gone family life. Is the doorway leading to a new life, or is it a passage to the irretrievable past?

The Wandering Spot

Upon the flight departure of Long, Ming was in his grief of parting and had a physical intimacy with a stranger in the hope of easing his emotions. He did not foresee the bitter coming and was reminded of the relationship with his distant partner...


Two girls fantasized to make a declaration. To the World.