Wherever you travel, there’s a story waiting to be told! Call for Entries

The submission period has ended on November 15, 2011. Thank you for submitting your short!
Selection will be made by the end of March, 2012, and the result may be sent to a registered e-mail address accordingly.
Please notify us at submission@shortshorts.org if your e-mail address has changed.
We will not be able to answer any inquiries regarding the selecting process.Thank you.

The Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and the Japan Tourism Agency established a new competition in 2009 titled the “Let’s Travel! Project.”
With the themes “It’s great to travel,” “I want to go to Japan,” or “Re-vitalize and bring a smile to Japan through travel,” we called for short films that depicted traveling in Japan and showed the appeal and allure of Japan and held the 1st program in the 2010 festival.
For the second year in 2011, 86 shorts were submitted out of which 7 were selected. The 7 shorts screened at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2011 (June 16-26), and “TOURISM HOKKAIDO “City”” won the Best Short Award (Minister’s Award, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).
We will once again make the call for submissions for next year’s festival (June 2012) with the same themes. In addition, this year, due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunamis, we have added the theme, “re-vitalize and bring a smile to Japan through travel,” and await your submissions.
The award winning shorts will have opportunities to be shown overseas as part of the efforts to promote tourism in Japan. Your story about the attractive elements of your region could be shown to world!

Organizer: Committee for Short Shorts Asia

Co-Organizer: Japan Tourism Agency

 

Let’s Travel! Project Competition Guideline

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2010


The official selection shorts of “Let’s Travel! Project” were screened (free admission) at Omotesando Hills Spave O, Laforet Museum, Harajuku and Brillia Short Shorts Theater in Yokohama.


Japan-Korea Tourism Promotion Special Presentation, “Smile Bus” and “Super Star” were premiered.

SSFF & ASIA 2010 Award Ceremony

Director, Yosuke Yamaguchi receives Best Short Award (Minister’s Award, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).

Naoyoshi Yamada, the Vice Commissioner for International Affair of Japan Tourism Agency, presents the certificate of merit.

You can watch some "Let's Travel! Project" shorts here!

Let’s Travel! Project 2010 Special Presentation
“Heaven’s Island”
directed by Naoko Tajima,
starring Shuji Kashiwabara and Rina Chinen

Let’s Travel! Project 2011 Best Short Award
(Minister's Award, the Ministry of Land,
Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
“TOURISM HOKKAIDO ‘City’”
directed by Yosuke Yamaguchi