New Delhi, Feb. 26 (CNA) The Taiwanese film "Way Back Home," directed by graduate student Cheng Tang-jung (程堂榮), has won second place for Best Short Fiction at the 4th Chennai International Short Film Festival (CISFF).
Li Chao-cheng (李朝成), the head of Taiwan's representative office in Chennai, India accepted the award on behalf of the film at the awards ceremony that also brought the film festival to a close on Saturday.
"Way Back Home," produced by Wu Hsiu-ching (吳秀菁) and Chiu Ding-hao (邱丁豪), was among 140 entries from 14 countries selected from 6,000 short film submissions around the world to vie for the festival's top honors.
Taiwan submitted five films to the festival, according to the representative office.
The award-winning Taiwanese film depicts two children as they head home from school on their own after not being picked up by their mother and not wanting to bother their remarried father to come and get them.
It explores the complicated romantic, family, parent-child and marital relationships in modern society, the office said.
The film was previously entered in the 2016 micro film competition organized by Chunghwa Telecom's Media-on-Demand (MOD) service and for the competition program of the Figueira Film Art 2016 in Portugal.
Cheng, currently a graduate student in the National Taiwan University of Arts' Motion Picture Department, has won several film prizes in Taiwan since 2014.
His film finished second in the Best Short Fiction category in Chennai this year to an Indonesian film.
The Chennai film festival, which was first held in 2014, holds competitions in the short fiction, short documentary and short animation categories.
(By Charles Kang and Evelyn Kao)