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22-Apr-2014 11:46pm PDT  

 

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

16 Annual May 29, 2014 to June 08, 2014

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4F SSU Bldg. 4-12-8 Sendagaya
Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 151-0051
Japan
Phone: +81-3-5474-8844
Fax: +81-3-5474-8202
submission@shortshorts.org
http://www.shortshorts.org

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

International Competition
International Competition has attracted more than 3000 submissions from all over the world.
Best Short Award winner will receive 600,000 Yen (approx. US$6000)! In addition, the Audience Award winner will receive 200,000 Yen (approx. US$2000).
Also the Grand Prix, selected from three official competition (International, Asia International, Japan) will be eligible for the Academy Award® nomination in the short film categories for the following year.
Asia International Competition
Since 2004, SSFF & ASIA has launched Asia International Competition to support short films produced in Asian countries. In 2013, we attracted more than 700 submissions from Asian regions.
Best Short Award winner will receive 600,000 Yen (approx. US$6000). In addition, the Audience Award winner will receive 200,000 Yen (approx. US$2000).
Also the Grand Prix, selected from three official competition (International, Asia International, Japan) will be eligible for the Academy Award® nomination in the short film categories for the following year.
Japan Competition
SSFF's Japan category has attracted more than 300 submissions from Japan and other countries.
Best Short Award winner will receive 600,000 Yen (approx. US$6000), in addition, the Audience Award winner will receive 200,000 Yen (approx. US$2000).
Also the Grand Prix, selected from three official competition (International, Asia International, Japan) will be eligible for the Academy Award® nomination in the short film categories for the following year.

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 established of the Short Shorts Film Festival Asia. Now, these two festivals take place in Harajuku and Omotesando, Tokyo simultaneously in June as the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia.
ORGANIZERS
Aki Isoyama (Programming Manager) ; Miwako Kikuchi (Programming Manager)

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 2014. 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 still will be considered Japanese Premieres, unless they have appeared on a Japanese-language site or a site based in Japan.

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, Japan, 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 HDCAM, NTSC Digi-Betacam, NTSC Betacam SP, DV-Cam or movie file.)

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

6.Produced Since: June 2012 for three Official Competition.(We will determine the production date of your film based on the copyright year listed in the closing 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. (-- we need to say what they are duly authorized to do) 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.