18th Annual

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

June 02, 2016 to June 13, 2016

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

International Competition
International Competition attracts more than 3000 submissions from all over the world.
Best Short Award winner will receive 600,000 Yen (approx. US$7,200)! In addition, the Audience Award winner will receive 200,000 Yen (approx. US$2,400).
Also the Grand Prix, selected from the three official competitions (International, Asia International, Japan) will be eligible for an Academy Award® nomination in the short film categories the following year.
Asia International Competition
In 2004, SSFF & ASIA launched the Asia International Competition to support short films produced in Asian countries. In 2015, we attracted more than 700 submissions from Asian regions.
Best Short Award winner will receive 600,000 Yen (approx. US$7,200). In addition, the Audience Award winner will receive 200,000 Yen (approx. US$2,400).
Also the Grand Prix, selected from the three official competitions (International, Asia International, Japan) will be eligible for an Academy Award® nomination in the short film categories the following year.
Japan Competition
SSFF's Japan category attracts more than 300 submissions from within Japan.
Best Short Award winner will receive 600,000 Yen (approx. US$7,200), in addition, the Audience Award winner will receive 200,000 Yen (approx. US$2,400).
Also the Grand Prix, selected from the three official competitions (International, Asia International, Japan) will be eligible for an Academy Award® nomination in the short film categories the following year.
International Short Film Pitch Competition
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and avex digital Inc. have established one of the world’s biggest short film pitch competitions, which will fund a production with a budget of up to 100 million JPY*. The project is the result of a collaboration between avex digital, a company driving the expansion of the entertainment industry’s video market, and the Academy Awards® accredited Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, one of the largest international short film festivals in Asia. The aim of this competition is to exceed international borders in supporting the realization of a genuinely interesting pitch that truly deserves to be made into a film by offering up to 100 million JPY in production costs. This search for new talent targets filmmakers and producers working in a world where even the most excellent pitches can be considered unfeasible.
The top five pitches submitted will be chosen in the primary selection. Following this, the author of the best pitch overall will be awarded prize money and be offered the chance to receive a production budget of up to 100 million JPY. The completed short film will have its world premiere at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 and be submitted to film festivals around the globe thereafter.
[*100 million JPY is the equivalent to approx. USD 800,000.- on 2015.11.26]

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Mining the diamonds in the rough out of the world of short film....

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) started in 1999 and became an Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences accredited festival in 2004, where the winner of the Short Shorts' Grand Prix is eligible to receive an Academy Awards® nomination. SSFF has now become one of the largest short film festivals in Asia. In 2004, SSFF received a request from the Governor of Tokyo to develop film programs showcasing Asian short films. This led to the establishment of Short Shorts Film Festival Asia. Now, these two festivals take place in locations throughout Tokyo simultaneously in June as Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia.

ORGANIZERS

Aki Isoyama (Programming Manager); Shoko Takegawa (Programming Assistant)

GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
1.Japanese Premieres Only:
Your film must not screen in Japan on any media, either commercially or in a festival or otherwise, before the festival in 2015. If your film is selected, you must agree to withhold it from exploitation on all media in Japan until after the festival. Films that have screened on the internet will NOT be considered Japanese premieres.

2.Genre:
All genres of shorts are accepted, except Music Video Clips

3.Nationality: All. Submissions will be considered in three categories:
Japan, Asia International, and International as Official Competition. .Eligibility for each category will be determined by the festival based on the following criteria: Director’s nationality, film location, language of the film, nationality of casts’ and source of funding.
*Asian countries are defined as:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Rep. of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan), East Timor, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippine, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

4. Formats: All
(Please note, however, that submissions must be sent on DVD or online secured screener and, if selected, filmmakers are required to provide an Apple ProRes File, NTSC HDCAM, NTSC Digital Betacam, NTSC Betacam SP or DVCAM.)

5.Running Time: 25 minutes and under. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.

6.Produced Since: June 2014 for the three Official Competitions.(We will determine the production date of your film based on the copyright year listed in the end credits.)

7.English subtitles:
Required for submissions with language other than English or Japanese .


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the authorized representative of the project being submitted (hereafter called the “Film”) to the Committee for Short Shorts for consideration for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (hereafter called “SSFF & ASIA”), hereby acknowledge and agree to the following:

1. I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entitles who have any ownership rights or interest in or relating to the film, to submit the Film for consideration.

2. I acknowledge and agree that I will not be able to cancel submission of the Film to SSFF & ASIA, and that SSFF & ASIA does not provide any refund under any circumstances.

3. SSFF & ASIA has the right to retain the submitted DVD screener copy or digital movie file of the Film submitted solely for archive purposes, agreeing that it will not be screened publicly without permission.