In order to establish and achieve a highly impressive Tokyo brand with a variety of attractive elements, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), an Academy Award qualifying short film festival, will launch the “Cinema Sports Project”.
Tokyo hosts major international sports events from 2019 to 2020, and we will produce original short films that will make the audience want to visit the films’ locations, by visualizing vitality of such sports events.
The short films, which will boast a heartwarming appeal for a global audience, will be directed by past award winners of SSFF & ASIA. Also with the utilization of valued human resources, we would also like to raise the degree of recognition for the festival by bringing awareness to award winning filmmakers, as well as fostering young filmmakers.
Aside from its screenings at the festival, the short films will also be shown at other national and international film festivals, used for Tokyo tourism promotion and make use of various opportunities to display the appeal of Tokyo.