Japan Cultural Expo & SSFF’s project: Read 3 short stories that are based on Traditional Japanese Folktales One of the stories will become a short film in 2023!
Japan Cultural Expo Project: Creation of Stories All Around Japan
Read 3 short stories that are based on Traditional Japanese Folktales One of the stories will become a short film in 2023!
Now streaming worldwide a discussion between the 3 authors as well
Academy Awards® accredited Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia (SSFF & ASIA), is collaborating with Japan Cultural Expo on a project about short stories based on Japanese folktales.
In the frame of this project, young contemporary writers create short stories inspired by local legends set in various locations around Japan.
This year, the project introduces three exciting short stories set in Iwate, Shizuoka, and Okinawa that can be read in English.
One of the short stories will become a short film produced by SSFF & ASIA and will be premiered in 2023.
Moreover, the SSFF & ASIA 2022 Screening in Autumn hosted a panel discussion with the three writers involved in this project. The video of their talk can be viewed online for free with English subtitles.
The authors; Masami Kakinuma, Kento Norikane, and Bin Sugawara talked about the background, development, and writing of the stories as well as which folktales they based their stories on. This discussion is now available online with English subtitles.
We hope to deliver the wonders of Japan through this project.
Panel Discussion: Creation of stories all around Japan Project is now available with English subtitles on YouTube.