Short Shorts Film Festival & ASIA 2022 Official Web Site OPEN!!

Short Shorts Film Festival & ASIA 2022 Official Web Site OPEN!!

Accredited by the Academy Awards®
Short Shorts Film Festival & ASIA 2022
Introducing over 200 films that were nominated from more than 5,500 submissions

Opening of the Online Venue of SSFF & ASIA 2022!
Special Programs include – “13 Japanese Directors on the Rise”
& the release of “Boy Sprouted,” a short film written by A.I.
Worldwide screenings of the Online Venue begin today!

Academy Awards® qualifying Short Shorts Film Festival & ASIA (SSFF&ASIA)  has launched the official website for the 2022 nominees!

This year’s film festival will be held at multiple venues in Tokyo, starting with the opening ceremony on June 7th (Tuesday) and ending with the award ceremony on June 20th (Monday).The online theater starts global streaming from April 28th, today.

To embody this year‘s theme “Meta Cinema: Transcend, Discover, Begin~”, one of the opening short films of the online venue is “Boy Sprouted, the script written by AI, a first in Japan. Also kicking off is the virtual movie theater in the virtual venue, ”DOOR.”

Announced on the official website of the festival, over 200 films were selected from out of 5,720 films that were submitted from 126 countries and regions around the world.

Nominees of the Official Competition supported by Sony, the Animation Competition, the Non-Fiction Competition and the Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony’s Xperia will be streamed online starting June 4th on the online venue as well as at Tokyo venues from June 7th to 20th.

As special screenings of this year‘s film festival, “High School Girls” by director Park Ji-Wan (“The Day I Died: Unclosed Case”), “Good Morning Midnight” starring  Fanny Ardant and “The Vandal”, an animated short that depicts “lobotomy” produced by Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) will be streamed worldwide starting June 4th.

In addition to “Boy Sprouted,” as the opening film of the festival, a special program, “Japanese Filmmakers on the Rise” will start worldwide streaming on the online venue today. Short films by 13 Japanese filmmakers who will follow in the footsteps director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who is currently enjoying increased recognition around the world.

Some awards will be announced in advance and at the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, June 7. Awards that will be sent for consideration at the Academy Awards® 2023 and the George Lucas Award (Grand Prix) will be announced on June 20, at the Award Ceremony.

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022

■SSFF & ASIA President: Tetsuya Bessho

■Dates: Festival – Tuesday, June 7th to Monday, June 20th                                                                             *Online venue: Thursday, April 28th – Thursday, June 30th

■Screening venues: Online venues and multiple venues in Tokyo
*Screening period differs for each venue.

■Entry fee:
Free of charge with the exception of special events
(Reservation bookings scheduled to begin April 28th)


■ Organizer: Committee for Short Shorts / Committee for Short Shorts Film Festival Asia

*Program details are subject to change.
*The times or content may be subject to change based on the status of the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

【SSFF & ASIA 2022 SDGs Initiatives】

SSFF & ASIA has digitalized distribution of printed materials since 2020. We will develop as a film festival by implementing SDGs step by step. We will also continue to develop programs with themes of “Diversity” and “War and the Power to Live,” as well as “Save the Earth! The festival will encourage the awareness of filmmakers and participants about SDGs through our programs like the “Ladies for Cinema Project” and various awards for these SDG programs.