The Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival was born in 2002 to present, under the motto ‘Beyond the barrier of genres’, short films that brazenly bend the boundaries of genre through imagination. As the slogan ‘I LOVE SHORT!’ suggests, our boundless affection for short film has continued across the past twenty years.
It’s true that in the past there were less opportunities for short films to meet the masses. The Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival, whilst drawing out the genre-based characteristics of commercial cinema, has supported brilliant shorts overflowing with their own unique charm to allow audiences to grow more familiar with short film. Through this, cinemagoers’ thirst for a fresh perspective has been satisfied. Nourishing this affection must also have given the directors of these shorts the strength for even more energetic filmmaking.
This year’s special focus, ‘Back to the SHORTS’, commemorates twenty years of the Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival, and is dedicated to the hard work of short film directors of the past two decades. From 24th to 30th June 2021, audiences were given the opportunity to meet once again with short films of the past, still brilliant from every angle even now.