“Food & Agri” short film program The Best Short Award goes to “Sushi Japan”

From May 29th, “Food & Agri” online program on SSFF & ASIA’s official website has been streaming 5 short films with the theme of Japanese food and culture. The festival committee has chosen “Sushi Japan” as “Best Short Award” among the five short films, having the most high points in four criteria: “Messages portrayed in the film,” “Attraction of the story,” “Production Quality,” and “Depiction of Japanese food culture”

“Food&Agri” program has been screened online untill June 30th.

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Food & Agri Program

Five narrative short films depicting images of Japanese food and its culture were chosen among approximately 2400 previously entered short films in Japan Competition, which was established 11 years ago.

“Washoku,” traditional Japanese cuisine, was designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage In December 2013. In Japan, Washoku has developed as part of daily life and with a connection to annual events” such as New Year’s celebrations and rice planting, and is constantly re-created in response to changes in human relationship with natural and social environment. Washoku also has important social functions for the Japanese to reaffirm identity, to foster familial and community cohesion, and to contribute to healthy life in which Japan must preserve.
In this project, we will use short films as the message tool to promote Japanese food culture to the world, as to attract more fans of Japanese food as well as soliciting exports of Japanese food and culinary products and goods outside of Japan.

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Unique imaginary worlds depicted by creators making the best of ever evolving CG technology.

The lastest state-of-the-art CG animators have been gathered together! The CG Animation Competition, which is now celebrating its fourth year, is presented in collaboration with Digital Hollywood Co., LTD. Digital Hollywood is a leading university for IT and digital technology, aiming to introduce exceptional CG films in Japan whilst also showcasing world level Japanese CG creators to the world. This year we received 227 submissions from 31 countries around the world. From this, 22 amazing films that make full use of ever evolving CG technology have been selected to screen. Besides the impressive technololy, these are all films with excellent stories and a powerful entertainment factor. This is a line up for both adults and children. In addition, the Digital Hollywood's Digital Frontier 2014 Grand Prix winner and this year's Academy Awards® short film animation winner will also be screened in a special presentation. Please look forward to the newest works by these talented CG creators.


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