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A lineup of about 200 works selected from approximately 10,000 entries from 130 countries and regions around the world to be announced!


4 Best Short Award winners eligible for nomination at the 2020 Academy Awards®
Japan Premiere shorts to be screened including 91st Academy Award-winning & nominated works!

The lineup of works to be screened at the 2019 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), Academy Awards® qualifying and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals has been finalized.

For the festival’s 21st year, approximately 10,000 entries have been submitted from over 130 countries and regions worldwide.
200 works carefully selected from the entries submitted will be screened in 10 competitions to decide on works qualifying for Awards of Excellence in each category, alongside special programs divided into theme-specific categories such as Diversity, War and the Power to Live, Child Actors and more at Tokyo venues and Online.

The newly established Ladies for Cinema Project focuses on female directors in the world, and the U-25 Project supported by Nihon Safety Co., Ltd. introduces talented young filmmakers in Japan.

Furthermore, award-winning and nominated works from the 91st Academy Awards® including “Skin”, “Black Sheep”, and “Weekends” will be screened at the film festival, one of the only Academy Awards®-accredited film festivals in Japan.

“Roma” director Alfonso Cuarón’s earliest short film, which was made when he was 22, is also a must-see.

“Jose’s Tour de Tokyo” directed by a female Japanese filmmaker, funded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, shot in Tokyo and starring Diego Cataño (“Narcos”), will have its world premiere in the “Cinematic Tokyo Program”. The trailer is available on YouTube as of today.

Except for some events where an admission fee is charged, all programs are free and shown in both English and Japanese.

Some awards will be announced at the Opening Ceremony on Wed, May 29th, and at the Award Ceremony on Sunday, June 16th where the Best Short Awards and Grand Prix of the Official Competition will be announced.

Information on Notable Works

Academy Awards® 2019
Best Live Action Short Film Winner
International Program1


Academy Awards® 2019
Best Short Documentary nominee
『Black Sheep』
Non-Fiction Program supported by Yahoo Japan Corporation 1

Academy Awards®2019
Best Animation Short nominee
CG Animation Program 2


【Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019】
■Schedule: Wed, May 29th~Sun, June 16th
■Venues: 5 Tokyo venues in total and Online Screening
※Schedule is different for each venue and may be subject to change.

Thu, May 30th ~ Sun, June 2nd  iTSCOM STUDIO & HALL  Futako Tamagawa Rise
Thu, June 6th ~ Sun, June 9th Omotesando Hills Space O
Tue, June 11th Akasaka Intercity Conference the AIR
Tue, June 11th ~ Fri, June 14th Andaz Tokyo Andaz Studio
Thu, June 13th ~ Sat. June 15th Shidax Culture Hall

Ticket: Free Admission  ※except some special programs※
Reservation is available from 2:00pm on Wed, April 24th on Peatix.  Same-day tickets are also available at the door. Program schedule subject to change.
■Organizer: Committee for Short Shorts / Committee for Short Shorts Asia