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Updated on June 3, 2015

Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Short Shorts Film Festival & ASIA Festival Office

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2015

A qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards® and one of Asia’s largest short film festivals!
June 4 (Thursday) to June 15 (Monday), 2015

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA) is Japan’s only Academy Awards® accredited short film festival. SSFF & ASIA, which began in 1999 as the Short Shorts Film Festival, has grown into one of Asia’s largest short film festivals where audiences can enjoy the best in short films from around the world.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, a co-sponsor of SSFF & ASIA, presents a Governor of Tokyo Award to the films awarded Best Short in the Asia International and Japan Competitions.

Highlights of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2015

200 Carefully Curated Films Screened for Free!

The festival will screen some 200 films, carefully selected from nearly 5,000 films from over 100 countries and regions around the world, all for free!

There are three Official Competitions: the International Competition, the Asia International Competition, and the Japan Competition. The Grand Prix winner, selected from the winning films in each competition, will be eligible for an Academy Awards® nomination in one of the short film categories next year.

And special screenings will be held for films with notable directors and actors.

Special Screenings of Films by Asian Directors

“The Killer Behind, the Old Man”

Running time: 24min.30sec.
Directed by popular Korean actor Jung Woo Sung, who starred in “A Moment to Remember”

 

“Good Year”

Running time: 18min.30sec.
Directed by Kaizo Hayashi and starring Masatoshi Nagase and Sarara Tsukifune (formerly of the Takarazuka Revue)

 

“Bike Lady”

Running time: 19min.16sec.
Directed by Yoonchul Chung, whose film “Marathon” set a box-office record of 5.2 million viewers in South Korea

 

“Fighting For”

Running time: 19min.41sec
Directed by and starring Hong Kong singer-songwriter Jonathan Wong, who made his debut in Japan with a cover of “Kimi wa bara yori utsukushii (You are more beautiful than a rose)”, a popular song in the country.

○Free Creators’ Seminar with Jet Daisuke and Kazuki Kamada Official Website of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2015 http://www.shortshorts.org/

General Screenings (free admission)

Tokyo Venues

Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7

Omotesando Hills Space O

Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7 and Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14

SHIDAX Culture Hall

Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12

Andaz Tokyo Andaz Studio

Thursday, June 11 – Sunday, June 14

Laforet Museum, Harajuku

Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14

iTSCOM Studio & Hall Futakotamagawa Rise

Yokohama Venue

Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 14

Brillia Short Shorts Theater

Ticket Information

Advance Reservation

Advance Reservations for both Paid Admission and Free Admission Screenings and Events can be made as of 1:00 p.m. on 27 April (Mon) via the official festival website. Be sure to reserve your tickets early!

Reserving tickets on the day of screening

There will be a limited number of day-of-screening tickets available.

We’ll start distributing numbered admission tickets at each venue on the day of the screening, from 20 minutes before the first screening of the day opens. They will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

*We highly recommend reserving tickets in advance as you may not be able to obtain day-of-screening admission tickets.
*Please note that we’ll stop distributing tickets when the screening hits full capacity.

Special Passport (4,000 yen, tax included) On Sale

Gives you access to all general screenings at the following three Tokyo venues without any advance reservations or numbered admission tickets.
Omotesando Hills Space O, Laforet Museum, Harajuku, and iTSCOM Studio & Hall Futakotamagawa Rise

*1. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 4 and the Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 15.
*2. See our Website for screening times and other details.

Creators' Seminar

A must for video creators! Popular YouTuber* Jet Daisuke talks about the video revolution and th Brillia Short Shorts Theatere future of video transmission.

*Youtubers are those who create wide varieties of video contents on the YouTube platform.

Date and Venue

June 5 / 8:00 p.m.-9:50 p.m.
Venue: Omotesando Hills Space O
Ticket price: Free

*This event is in Japanese only.

Lecturers

Jet Daisuke:YouTuber

As a video blogger chiefly introducing digital goods, he was awarded the Alpha Blogger Award in 2009. He has appeared on television and in magazines many times both domestically and internationally. His Video Art style works have been screened and awarded both at home and abroad.

Kazuki Kamada (UUUM Co., Ltd. President and CEO)

He began working for listed companies at the age of 19. At Telecom Service Corp., he opened 100 Softbank shops in a single month. As of 2011 he has served as the CEO of E-Mobile. Since meeting Taizo Son, has been on a path to high impact ventures. Going on to meet HIKAKIN thereafter, he is a 30-year-old who stands apart, ahead of the rest.

Advance Reservation

Advance Reservations can be made as of 1:00 p.m. on 27 April (Mon) via the official festival website.

What is Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA)?

This Japan born, Academy Awards® accredited festival is one of the largest film festivals in Asia. The festival was started by actor Tetsuya Bessho, a native of Japan and SAG member, as he wanted to introduce Japanese audiences to short films, which were a format that many people in Japan were unfamiliar with. In 2004 the festival was accredited as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards ®. This means that the winner of the festival Grand Prix is eligible to be nominated in one of the short film categories of the Academy Awards ® the following year, offering a bridge between Japan and the Oscars so that young talents may realize their dreams.

Furthermore, Short Shorts Film Festival Asia (SSFF ASIA) was established with support from Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 2004, to introduce new Asian video culture and nurture young filmmaking talents from the region. To this day, the two festivals are held together as Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia. Whilst the festival expands its activities in Japan in order to spread the word of short film, it will also continue to support young creators and provide a springboard into the world of film.

Inquiries

Promotion Section
Tourism Division
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
S0000701@section.metro.tokyo.jp

Short Shorts Film Festival & ASIA Festival Office
Phone:+81-3-5474-8844

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