FIRST Short Film Project (FSFP), along with Competition and Screening, is part of the FIRST Creative Incubation system. FSFP, together with FIRST Training Camp, FIRST Financing Forum and FIRST Lab, forms a service platform for emerging filmmakers. FSFP and FIRST Training Camp focus more on hands-on experience, whereas the latter two lean towards script polishing.
As an initial form of film, short film carries the primitive power of cinema. It often embodies freewheeling expression, unbounded by narrative conventions. It presents various expressions, and never stops inspiring the upcoming generation of filmmakers.
What FSFP does every year is to create a free and inspiring atmosphere for emerging filmmakers with our patience and sharp sensibility.
Therefore, every season FIRST chooses suitable partners who share the same goal. Together we are to provide a broad and liberal environment for young filmmakers, hoping to meet astonishing imagination carried out by the form of short film. We join efforts to create a short film carnival.
FIRST Short Film Project Finalists
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Zhou Dongyu, famous Chinese actress. She was born in 1992 and graduated from Beijing Film Academy. She won the “Best Leading Actress” at the 53th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in 2016 for the role “Ansheng” she played in film Soul Mate directed by Derek Tsang.
Known For：Under the Hawthorn Tree, Breakup Buddies,
This Is Not What I Expected.
Spokesperson of the 9th FIRST International Film Festival
Huang Bo, one of the most famous actors in China. He is also known as director and singer. He won the “Best Leading Actor”at the 46th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival In 2009 for the role “Niu Er”he played in Cow, directed by Guan Hu.
Known For：Crazy Stone，Crazy Racer，Dearest，The Lost Legend
Competition Juror at the 10th FIRST International Film Festival
Li Qiang is a well-known Chinese screenwriter. He was born in Henan Province in 1968 and graduated from Department of Drama Literature, The Central Academy of Drama. His work Peacock won the Silver Bear Award at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005. Later in 2006, he was nominated for the “Best Screenwriter” in Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film Festival for the drama film The Postmodern Life of My Aunt. He is the scriptwriter for And the Spring Comes in 2007 and won the “Best Adapted Screenplay Award ”at the 50th Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival for his work So Young , Zhao Wei’s debut feature as a director.
2017 FIRST Short Film Project Official Partner ANT FINANCIAL