Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood on January 17, 2019

Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood on January 17, 2019

We’re pleased to announce the 2019 “Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood” on January 17, 2019, via a partnership between JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA).

The festival first debuted outside of Asia in Hollywood in 2002, and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles and festival founder, Tetsuya Bessho, proudly bring the festival back to provide an interactive platform to share Japanese culture through the form of short films.

Taking place at the historic TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the free one-day film festival includes a Master Class with Cannes Film Festival judge Naomi Kawase and a film screening featuring the U.S. premier of Daishi Matsunaga’s “Canaria,” among other notable and critically-acclaimed short films.

Including the ambassadors of this event: EXILE AKIRA and Naoki Kobayashi who are expanding their activity to the world, festival founder Tetsuya Bssho, and more various celebrities will be appeared to the red carpet.

Ambassador: AKIRA (EXILE)    &     Naoki Kobayashi (EXILE)           Tetsuya Bessho (Festival Founder)

The program features a master class led by celebrated director Naomi Kawase, as well as a curated film screeningat the historical TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, along with appearances and remarks by special guests. Films include The Human Face, a documentary about Academy Award-winning makeup artist and sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji, and Lies by Cannes Grand Prix winning director Naomi Kawase.


about Japan House Los Angels
JAPAN HOUSE seeks to foster awareness and appreciation for Japan around the world by showcasing the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, technology, and more. An innovative project of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JAPAN HOUSE is comprised of three hubs—London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.

JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES occupies two floors in the popular Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex and brings various aspects of Japan to American and international audiences.

On the second floor, the facility spans more than 6,000 sq. ft. and features an exhibition gallery, a retail space that carries an expertly curated selection of uniquely Japanese products, a small café, and a sub-gallery suitable for intimate gallery talks and smaller exhibitions. The fifth-floor space spans 8,000 sq. ft, and features an elegant, fine-dining Japanese restaurant, a relaxing library, a multi-purpose event venue, and simply spectacular views of Los Angeles.

Japan House Event Information