Announcing dates for the Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia 2022

This 12 months’s theme – “Meta Cinema: Transcend, Uncover, Start”

SSFF & ASIA 2022, Asia’s largest worldwide quick movie competition and accredited by the Academy Awards®, might be held from June 7 (Tues) by means of June 20 (Mon) at varied venues in Tokyo and on-line. Particular options and packages will start on their on-line venues on April 28 (Thu).

This 12 months’s competition theme is “Meta Cinema: Transcend, Uncover, Start”
Presents a digital theater expertise, quick movies made with AI-generated scripts, and an evaluation of movies utilizing mind waves.

This being the primary 12 months of the “Metaverse”, the movie competition will transcend the cinema expertise with the theme, “Meta Cinema: Transcend, Uncover, Start”. SSFF & ASIA 2022 will current new visible expressions and new methods to get pleasure from movies. With COVID in 2020 and 2021 got here advances in on-line techniques and use. The competition wish to begin a motion to create a platform the place individuals can expertise the way forward for visible filmmaking in a extra three-dimensional approach and discover new kinds of leisure to create a visible tradition along with the creators and the viewers.

Please sit up for a brand new period of the competition, together with a “Digital Theater” expertise, a presentation of a brief movie “Boy Sprouted” created from a script utilizing AI, a chat occasion exploring how neuroscience, which makes use of human mind waves to research movies, can be utilized in the way forward for visible expression, and the new subject NFT initiative.

The Official Competitors supported by Sony
Range of expression from world wide, now and into the longer term.

The “Official Competitors supported by Sony” which may result in a nomination for the Academy Awards®, acquired 3263 submissions from 110 nations and areas. The movies created within the midst of social instability embody those who depict relationships with household and pals from varied angles through the COVID pandemic, and those who satirize fashionable society through the use of fantasy, magic and desires from the viewpoints of immigrants and refugees in an try to seek out hope out of the darkness occurring in the true world. You’ll be able to really feel the energy and variety of visible expression of the filmmakers who create these tales.

Smartphone Movie Competitors supported by Sony’s Xperia
Together with a brief movie by a 13-yr-old director, the youngest within the historical past of the competitors.

The Smartphone Movie Competitors supported by Sony’s Xperia, now in its 2nd 12 months, options all kinds of movies. From one-minute quick movies that sound a warning to mankind, to bona fide dramas of desires and hopes, to expressive movies that happen in a really private house.

The movies embody the breadth of the filmmakers’ creativity and expands alternatives to strive varied kinds of visible expression. Filming on smartphones broaden these potentialities and these movies which are solely made potential by smartphones supply new leisure potentialities that deliver the filmmaker’s viewpoint a lot nearer to the viewers.

Official Competitors Resulting in the Academy Awards®

(Worldwide, Asia Worldwide, and Japan), repeatedly supported by Sony.

Sony Group Inc. and Sony Company (the 2 corporations are collectively known as “Sony”) are dedicated to offering a platform for creators to create a brand new visible tradition and traits sooner or later. As an entry level to success, Sony has supported since 2020, the Official Competitions (Worldwide, Asia Worldwide, and Japan), which result in consideration for nomination on the Academy Awards® for Finest Stay Motion Quick Movie. As well as, the “Smartphone Movie Competitors” is supported with the purpose of additional increasing the vary of expression and alternatives for creators to tackle challenges, and to create new visible kinds distinctive to sensible telephones. The Smartphone Movie Competitors will proceed to be supported by Sony’s Xperia in 2023.

There are greater than 130 Academy Award® accredited movie festivals world wide. A Grand Prix or nomination slot at an accredited competition qualifies a filmmaker for the Academy Award® for Finest Stay Motion Quick Movie.

Different Awards and Competitions

The SSFF & ASIA Grand Prix might be chosen from the Official Competitions (Worldwide, Asia Worldwide, Japan), Non-Fiction and Animation classes, and the Grand Prix – George Lucas Award might be offered.

The Governor of Tokyo Award may even be given as an extra prize to the winners of the Official Competitions within the Asia Worldwide and the Japan Competitions.

Along with the Non-Fiction class, the Academy Award® for Finest Quick Movie within the Animation class might be nominated for the next 12 months’s Academy Award® for Finest Quick Movie, making this the one competition in Japan accredited by the Academy Awards®, bringing it shoulder to shoulder with the Sundance and Palm Springs Movie Festivals.

The “Smartphone Movie Competitors supported by Sony’s Xperia”, the Cinematic Tokyo Competitors, Branded Shorts, Musical Quick Movie Pitch Competitors, the U-25 class, in addition to the Shibuya Range Award, the Save the Earth!, The Minister of the Setting Award, J-WAVE Award, Biogen Award and different awards might be introduced and offered at both the Opening Ceremony or Awards Ceremony of the competition.

Quick Shorts Movie Competition & ASIA 2022
  • SSFF & ASIA President: Tetsuya Bessho
  • Dates: Competition – Tuesday, June 7 to Monday, June 20
    *On-line venue: Thursday, April 28 – Thursday, June 30
  • Screening venues: On-line venues and a number of venues in Tokyo
    *Screening interval differs for every venue.
  • Entry price: Freed from cost except particular occasions
    (Reservation bookings scheduled to start April 28)
  • Enquiries: +81-3-5474-8844
  • Homepage:
    *2022 web site might be open on April 28
  • Organizer: Committee for Quick Shorts / Committee for Quick Shorts Movie Competition Asia

    *Program particulars are topic to alter.
    *The occasions or content material could also be topic to alter based mostly on the standing of the unfold of the COVID an infection.

SSFF & ASIA 2022 SDGs Initiatives

SSFF & ASIA has digitalized distribution of printed supplies since 2020. They’ll develop as a movie competition by implementing SDGs step-by-step. They may even proceed to develop packages with themes of “Range” and “Struggle and the Energy to Stay,” in addition to “Save the Earth! The competition will encourage the notice of filmmakers and members about SDGs by means of packages just like the “Women for Cinema Challenge” and varied awards for these SDG packages.



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