Overview of short film competitions and awards. For further details refer to the specific guidelines for each competition.



Official Competition
The short film that wins George Lucas Award(Grand Prix) will become eligible for nomination at the annual Academy Awards® the following year.
Running Time Deadline Awards Japan Premiere Production Date Multiple Entry
25 minutes or under *1 Early Submission: September 30, 2018
Regular Submission: November 30, 2018
Late Submission: January 31, 2019 *2
Best Short Award: 600,000 JPY
Audience Award: 200,000 JPY
Japan Premiere Only *3 After June 1, 2017 Permitted

Save the Earth! Competition
Environmental issues such as global warming, air pollution, disruption of the ozone layer and so forth, must be the main theme.
Running Time Deadline Awards Japan Premiere Production Date Multiple Entry
25 minutes or under *1 January 31, 2019 Best Short Award: 500,000 JPY Not required Not specified Permitted

CG Animation Competition
Any animated short films using either partly or fully computer-generated graphics.
Running Time Deadline Awards Japan Premiere Production Date Multiple Entry
25 minutes or under *1 January 31, 2019 Best Short Award: 600,000 JPY Not required After June 1, 2017 Permitted

Cinematic Tokyo Competition
Submissions must be themed around "Tokyo", based on the filmmaker's imagination and various impressions of Tokyo as a city. Entries do not have to be shot in Tokyo.
Running Time Deadline Awards Japan Premiere Production Date Multiple Entry
25 minutes or under *1 January 31, 2019 Best Short Award: 1,000,000 JPY Not required Not specified Permitted

Branded Shorts
Competition for branded movies engaging with customers.
Running Time Deadline Awards Japan Premiere Production Date Multiple Entry
25 minutes or under *1 Early Submission: November 30, 2018
Regular Submission: March 31, 2019
- Not required Released between Jan 1, 2018- March 31, 2019 Not permitted

*1 No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.
*2 Entry fees will vary depending on the submission period. Check guidelines for details.
*3 Online streaming on any domestic or international websites breaks Japan premiere status and will be disqualified.
* Award amounts are subject to change.
* Please complete the online submission either on Shortfilmdepot (www.shortfilmdepot.com), Withoutabox (www.withoutabox.com) or FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com).
* You cannot resubmit films that have been submitted to this festival in the past.
* Submission will only be considered complete once we have received screening materials (e.g. DVD, movie file uploads) and the fee has been paid (if applicable). Any materials sent in the mail must be postmarked on or before the deadline.


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2018 Outline

The 20th edition of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), Academy Awards® accredited and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, was held from June 4 (Thu) to June 24 (Sun). This year we received a record number of around 10,000 submissions from more than 130 different countries and regions.







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