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Official Competition supported by Sony

We are happy to collaborate with Sony as a sole supporter of the official competition, which acts as a path to the Academy Awards® Short Film category. Sony has long supported the dreams of creators as an entertainment company powered by the latest technology.

International Program

A program that screens short films from every corner of the world, with the exception of Asia and Japan.

Asia International & Japan Program

A program that presents short films from throughout Asia including Japan.

Competition Program

CG Animation Program

The CG program, which began screening in 2011, offers the audience a chance to enjoy computer generated animation shorts. These top quality films are fun for adults as well as children.

Non-Fiction Program

In 2018, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of SSFF & ASIA, we established the brand new "Non-fiction Competition."Being an Academy Awards® accredited short film festival has allowed us to present this competition, which will let the audience experience the power of visual images.

Cinematic Tokyo Program

Founded in 2017, the "Cinematic Tokyo” program showcases short films introducing the various charms of Tokyo.

U-25 Project

Established in 2019. In order to support young filmmakers in Japan, we called for short films of less than 5 minutes, produced by directors under 25 years old.


Special Programs

Aside from the Competitive programs that show works selected from those submitted to the festival, we also select short films and develop special programs that focus on a theme as well as countries of production. Included are collaborative programs curated by film festivals around the world.

Event & Seminar