The pandemic limits the freedom of the body, not the unrestrained spirit
Kaohsiung Film Festival takes you into the surrealistic "PSY Paradise"
The epidemic spreading all over the world has changed the regular life pattern of people. With the routine being distorted and altered, the disordered society is like the scene in a surreal movie. Before the end of the pandemic, the 2021 Kaohsiung Film Festival, planned by Kaohsiung Film Archive, focusing on this year's topic of Surrealism, will feature psychedelic films that emphasize subconsciousness, dreams, and the immersive VR experience of surreal senses. The chosen theme, "PSY paradise," is expected to let the image consciousness take you anywhere and liberate the inflexibility of physical action.
Despite the pandemic, this year's International Short Film Competition received 2,296 entries from 92 countries. VR submissions also reached a new high, with 126 entries from 36 countries, including VR360, interactive VR, virtual performances, and multiple entries. In addition, the Kaohsiung Film Festival cooperated with the National Museum of Human Rights for the first time in the "Formosa Human Rights Award" to encourage the making of short films on human rights-related issues. These wonderful works will be screened simultaneously at the Kaohsiung Film Archive and online platforms during the Kaohsiung Film Festival from 10/15 (Friday) to 10/31 (Sunday). The KFF, which is carried out online and offline for the first time, will take the audience into the mystery and fantasy paradise of multiple images.