23. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
24th Landshut Short Film Festival
13. March –––––– 18. March 2024

International Bayernwerk Short Film Award

International Competition

Jury Award 1.500 Euro

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In this category, the International Bayernwerk Short Film Prize is awarded for the best live action short film. It’s a jury prize. International productions from all countries of the world are eligible for the category.


Gewinner in der Kategorie International Competition ist

Southern Afternoon

von Tian LAN

Begründung der Jury

The winner in the International Competition deals with the problems of understanding a language and its impact on family life. The film shows the issues of a social minority, but the narration of the father-daughter relationship is very universal. The father’s insecurity, contrasted with the girls’ straightforwardness, turns the classic parent-child relationship around. Triggered by the sisters’ solidarity, the father realises that he no longer needs to worry about his girls’ future: Not only because, unlike him, they are fully integrated into society, but above all because they will always have each other. The film lives from its great actors and the lightness of its narrative and has touched us deeply.