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

Dräxlmaier International Short Film Award

International Competition

Jury Award 2000 Euro

Sponsored by

Dräxlmaier Group

Our jury awards the Dräxlmaier International Short Film Award to the best short fiction film. Productions from all countries can take part in the international competition.

Dräxlmaier International Short Film Award

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.