Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and avex digital Inc. have established one of the world’s biggest short film pitch competitions, which will fund a production with a budget of up to 100 million JPY*. The project is the result of a collaboration between avex digital, a company driving the expansion of the entertainment industry’s video market, and the Academy Awards® accredited Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, one of the largest international short film festivals in Asia. The aim of this competition is to exceed international borders in supporting the realization of a genuinely interesting pitch that truly deserves to be made into a film by offering up to 100 million JPY in production costs. This search for new talent targets filmmakers and producers working in a world where even the most excellent pitches can be considered unfeasible.
The top five pitches submitted will be chosen in the primary selection. Following this, the author of the best pitch overall will be awarded prize money and be offered the chance to receive a production budget of up to 100 million JPY. The completed short film will have its world premiere at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017 and be submitted to film festivals around the globe thereafter. [*100 million JPY is the equivalent to approx. USD 800,000.- on 2015.11.26]
With the theme "Thrilling, Exciting, Moving", we are looking for pitches for short films that will stir the emo-tions and have the ability to thrill, excite or move audiences.
Under the theme "Thrilling, Exciting, Moving", we are looking for pitches for short films that will stir the emotions, with the ability to thrill, excite or move audiences.
December 1 (Tue), 2015 ~ February 29 (Mon), 2016
How to Enter
1.Please upload your short film pitch in addition to completing the designated entry form in order to be considered for the primary selection. All elements listed below must be included in the pitch. Please note that the projected run time must be less than 25 minutes.
♦ Plot (250 words max.）
♦ One line that sums up what kind of film this is
♦ Photographic images of the world you envisage
♦ Entrant profile
♦ Link to a showreel or individual links to past works
2.We will notify entrants about the results of the primary selection in March 2016. Successful entrants will be required to submit the following materials (by a specific date yet to be confirmed) for the next stage of the competition.
Use of Personal Information
Personal details submitted in the entry process will be used in order to share information from the competi-tion organizers in addition to contacting entrants regarding the competition.