Award Winning Shorts Program 2

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Five films, including the winner of SSFF & ASIA 2021Japan Competition, about realizing the importance of your loved ones and your home.

Cinematic Tokyo Competition Best Short Award / Governor of Tokyo Award
And Then

Ravenna Tran / 0:17:54 / United States / Romance / 2020

And Then is about two women who meet and grow closer to each other through their insomnia and art. The story follows Mana, a Japanese-American woman who arrives in Tokyo seeking to find a break from her life as an artist, and Haru, a Japanese woman who dreams of becoming an artist herself one day.

Branded Shorts of the Year International Category
The Parents

2:17 / / Car / 2020

Client:VOLVO Agency:Forsman & Bodenfors Production:New Land

Official Competition supported by Sony Japan Competition Best Short Award/Governor of Tokyo Award
Return to Toyama

Atsushi Hirai / 0:24:34 / France, Japan / Drama / 2020

Takumi left Japan for France despite his father’s disapproval. After a long absence, he returns to Toyama, his hometown, a small and declining port on the northern coast of Japan.

Biogen Award

Zoljargal Purevdash / 0:12:03 / Mongolia / Drama / 2019

A young man’s dream to make a living in Ulaanbaatar is put to the test when he must navigate the social and physical obstacles in his path.

Tsurezure Kankan

Takashi Okado, Kedoin Yuki / 0:16:10 / Japan / Drama / 2021

“I’m pretty sure my brother won’t show up at the wedding,” says Kaho to her fiancé Noboru as they head to her house. He brushes it off with confidence, but when they arrive, Kaho’s brother Seitaro turns out to be much quieter than he imagined. On top off that, the siblings suddenly get into an argument.