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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2010

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Special Screening Academy Program

SSFF & ASIA 2009, an Academy Awards® accredited short film festival, will screen 4 short films nominated at the 2009 Academy Awards®, including the winning shor t film. This is a unique opportunity for you to see the very best from the world of short films in this year’s Academy Program!!
Program ID June 11th Fri Omotesando Hills Space O 18:00 - 19:50
June 12th Sat TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills Screen-6 25:00 - 26:50
June 20th Sun Brillia Short Shorts Theater 15:00 - 16:50
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Instead of Abracadabra
Patrik Eklund / Sweden / 22:00 / Comedy / 2008

Tomas is a too old to be living with his parents, but his dream of becoming a magician leaves him with no other option. His father just wants him to grow up and get a job. At Dad's birthday party Tomas gives his parents, the birthday guests and especially the beautiful new neighbour Monica, a bizarre magic show.

82th (2010) Academy Award Nominee for Best Short (Live Action)
Goteborg International Film Festival 2008 (Sweden) Best Swedish Short
Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2008 (Sweden)

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Gregg Helvey / India/USA / 19:00 / Drama / 2009

Kavi, a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Not satisfied with his fate, Kavi must choose to either accept what he's always been told, or fight for a different life even if he's unsure of the ultimate outcome.

82th (2010) Academy Award Nominee for Best Short (Live Action)
Student Academy Award (2009) Gold Medal for Best Short Narrative
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2009 (USA) Best of Fest

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Miracle Fish
Luke Doolan / Australia / 17:53 / Drama / 2009

It's 8-year-old Joe's birthday. His school friends tease him for lack of birthday gifts. Joe hides out in the school sick bay and falls asleep, wishing everyone in the world would go away. When he awakes, he finds his school empty and wonders if his wish has come true...

82th (2010) Academy Award Nominee for Best Short (Live Action)
Sundance Film Festival 2009 (USA)
Aspen Short Film Festival 2009 (USA) Youth Jury Prize

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The New Tenants
Joachim Back / Denmark/USA / 21:00 / Drama / 2009

A prying neighbor, a drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon in this dark, satirical film. Amidst the unopened boxes, two men experience the worst moving day ever when their new apartment reveals its terrifying history.

82th (2010) Academy Award Winner for Best Short (Live Action)
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2009 (USA) Honorable Mention (Narrative Short)
Phoenix Film Fetival 2010 (USA)