Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (4th)

Announcement of SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist (4th)

We are proud to release the latest shortlist from among the entries for the Academy Award© eligible categories (Live-action Competition, Animation competition, and Non-fiction competition) for the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024.

In November, we received a total of 627 entries. There were many submissions from the United States, Korea, France, China, Japan, United Kingdom, and Iran as well as Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, and Uganda. 40% of the submitted films were directed by female filmmakers, 31% by first time filmmakers, & 30 % were student projects. We received many family dramas in the international competition, more romance, friendship and horror films in the Asia international competition. We also have been receiving more comedy films from Iran compared to previous years and they are very unique and creative! Today is the final day to accept submissions for the 5 main competitions as well as the Cinematic Tokyo and the Smartphone Competition. We hope to see your submissions here!

〜SSFF & ASIA 2024 shortlist(4th)~
~ The name of the film, the director name, and the country name will be listed in alphabetical order by category ~

Project Title Directors Country of Origin
■International/Live-action Competition
A taxi in the middle of the night ILKAY DEMIR Turkey
Amplified Dina Naser Jordan
Blind Spots Bayron Norman Mexico
I promise you paradise Morad Mostafa Egypt
For real Lévêque Malou France
Let Sleeping Bears Lie Oskar Willers Sweden
Mamis Tvalebi Tammy Mamistvalov Israel
Paris 70 Dani Feixas Roca Spain
SAGE Max Blustin England
The Last Time Przemysław Stankiewicz Poland
This is not a character, this is betrayal Romina Küper Germany
Ultraveloci Davide Morando, Paolo Bonfadini Italy
What You Left in the Ditch Tucker Bliss United States
Wrecker Martina McGlynn Ireland
■Asia International / Live-action Competition
Ballad of the mountain Tarun Jain India
Burul Adilet Karzhoev Kyrgyztan
EDITH Clare Chong Singapore
Free Wandering LIU BEN China
HUNTED OWL FAMILY Jin ROH Korea, Republic of
It’s Perfectly Okay to Lie I-Hui Lee Taiwan
Knitting My Heart Jihyeon OH Korea, Republic of
Nature Speaks Nali Maronsi Iraq
The last whining of a horse that had dreamt of becoming a butterfly Mahdie Mohammadi Iran, Islamic Republic of
Veni Vishal Jejurkar India
■Japan / Live-action Competition
Blue and White Hiroyuki Nishiyama Japan
Hey… Mom… Seiko Tano Japan
Imaginary Friend Takafumi Sakabe Japan
Deep Bones Tomoichiro Setsuda Japan
now Kaori Okita Japan
夏菜子、帰る Hiroshi Takahashi Japan
■Animation Competition
E6-D7 Eno Swinnen Belgium
Grandpa’s Star Fireworks Nijitaro Japan
Happy New Year Saki Muramoto Japan
Humo (Smoke) Rita Basulto Mexico
kawauso Akihito Izuhara Japan
The Music Factory Løvold Alf Martin, Espejord Cina Norway
■Non-Fiction Competition
Circle of Donuts Toshikazu Hosoki Japan
Efe Shiori Ito Japan
Frank David Gauvey Herbert United States
Our Neighbors, The Peacocks Callie Barlow United States
Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight Kyle Provencio Reingold United States
Once in a lifetime encounter Masahiko Nakashima Japan
The Border:What is family? Hiroyuki Fukuyori Japan
Now and Then: The Last Beatles Song Oliver Murray United Kingdom
Beige Scene Izumi Yoshida Japan

Festival selections will be made from among the shortlisted films. The shortlist films will be selected monthly until the end of March, 2024 and will be uploaded on the festival’s official website by the end of April, 2024.This month’s shortlist is mainly for films submitted by the end of November, but the timing of the announcements may vary.