BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM OF 2020

Winner - Gon, The Little Fox (Japan) | Dir. Takeshi Yashiro

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyojudoesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heart-breaking climax.  Website | Twitter

Finalist - Dispatches from the Vietnam War (United States) | Dir. Keith Lane

Dispatches from the Vietnam War: Beer, Bunkers and Typewriters follows the surreal and existential journey of a young soldier entering war for the first time. Website | Twitter

Finalist - Farewell (China) | Dir. Qing Yang

A father-son relationship about fireman, which shows the difficulty and difficulty of fireman's father-son in facing the choice between family and country. From the contradiction and misunderstanding to the relieved understanding after death, the son finally says his last farewell to his father.

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