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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018
CG Animation Competition Submission Guideline

Award winner and CG Animation Competition jury. From Left to Right: Tomoyuki Sugiyama (President of Digital Hollywood University), Tadao Mihashi(VFX Supervisor), Alois Di Leo(Director), Yuki Matsushita(Actress)

Since 2011, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA) has collaborated with Digital Hollywood, a leading university for IT and digital content learning, in presenting CG works at the festival. In 2012, we established the CG Animation Competition in order to showcase the very best quality full CG animated short films from around the world. SSFF & ASIA will continue to introduce world-class entertaining CG animations!

  • Q&A sessions following screenings

  • CG Animation Competition Best Short Award winner Alois Di Leo(Director) (“Way of Giants”)

【Submission Period】

August 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

* Submission is completed upon the arrival of viewing materials (e.g. DVD, movie file upload.)
* If you are willing to send us the DVD screener, it must be postmarked by January 31, 2018 and late submissions will not be considered.

【ELIGIBILITY CRITERA】

1. CG Animation

Any animated short films using partly or fully computer-generated graphics.

2. Japan Premiere

Not required

3. Genre

Any short films with animated images using only computer generated graphics.

4. Running Time

25 minutes or under. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.

5. Production Year

The film must have been produced after June 1, 2016 for CG Animation Competitions. The festival committee will determine the production date of your film based on the copyright year listed in the end credits.

6. Production Country

All. The festival committee will determine the production country based on the following criteria: director’s nationality, shooting location, language of the film, nationality of casts and source of funding.

7. Language

English subtitles are required for submissions with language other than English or Japanese

8. Formats

NTSC/PAL DVD or movie file. Please note, if selected, filmmakers are required to provide an Apple ProRes File, NTSC HDCAM, NTSC Digital Betacam, NTSC Betacam SP or DVCAM.

【AWARDS】

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018 Awards

Best Short Award: 600,000 Yen

*Awards are subject to change.

【SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS】

1) Please complete the online submission either on Shortfilmdepot (www.shortfilmdepot.com), Withoutabox (www.withoutabox.com) or FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com).

To submit your film, you’ll be requested to create an account and register your film. For more details, please refer to the instructions of either online system (Shortfilmdepot/Withoutabox/Filmfreeway) after you read the submission guideline thoroughly.

2) Upload the movie file on Shortfilmdepot or send your Submission Receipt and NTSC or PAL DVD of your completed film to the mailing address below.

# DVD screeners will not be returned.
# Works in progress will not be accepted.
# If you are submitting more than one film, you may include them all in one DVD, but please write each title clearly on the surface of the DVD, and remember to complete separate submission forms for each film.
*Please DO NOT send press kits or any other materials with your submission. Any extra materials will be discarded.

【MAILING ADDRESS】

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018
CG Animation Competition
4F SSU Bldg. 4-12-8
Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 151-0051 Japan

*The applicant is responsible for expenses that relate to the submission including shipment of screener DVD/s.
*Regular mail or EMS for the shipping preferred
*All international shipping must be marked as below:
No commercial value
Non-pornographic
For cultural purposes only

【NOTIFICATION】

Selected films will be announced by the end of April, 2018 on the website.

【FESTIVAL TOUR】

The schedule for the National Tour of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018, including Yokohama, will be announced in Spring 2018 and are subject to change. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but programs in other tour cities may vary.

As our festival continues to grow, we are working to expand the tour beyond Japan. The Festival has been touring in Singapore, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Malaysia and more. Not all selected films will be screened at all locations, and filmmakers will be notified via email if their films will be screened outside Japan.

<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
The Festival Submission Guidelines are firm, but Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards, etc. are subject to change at any time.

To submit a film, you need to create an account and register the film on either one of the aforementioned platforms. You can complete an online submission by clicking the button below.