スマートフォン 映画作品部門 supported by Sony’s Xperia - Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2023

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2023
Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony's Xperia
Submission Guidelines

This is a competition of short films fully shot by smartphones. The selected films for this competition will be streamed online at the official festival online venue during the festival period.

This competition is supported by Sony Corporation, which develops the smartphone Xperia™ equipped with Cinematography Pro, a movie shooting function that incorporates the expertise of Sony's CineAlta professional camera.

Submission Guidelines

【Submission Period】

August 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

【Submission Fee】



1. Short Films fully shot by smartphones.

Any equipment could be used for editing. No limitation of brands of smartphones.

2. Japan Premiere:

Not required

3. Genre:

Any genres are accepted.

4. Running Time:

25 minutes or under. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.

5. Production Year:

The film must have been produced after June 1, 2021.
The festival committee will determine the production date of your film based on the copyright year listed in the end credits.

6. Production Country:


7. Language:

English subtitles are required for submissions with languages other than English or Japanese.

8. Formats:

MOV file.


Best Short Award: 600,000 Japanese Yen

*Awards are subject to change.


Please complete the online submission either on the official festival Website, Shortfilmdepot ( or FilmFreeway (

To submit your film on the official festival website
1. Please register your information to create your account.
2. Please fill in the forms and upload the movie from the following link.

Type: MOV or MP4 file
Frame Rate: 1920 x 1080
File Size: Under 10 GB preferred

To submit your film either on Shortfilmdepot or FilmFreeway, you’ll be requested to create an account and register your film.
For more details, please refer to the instructions of the chosen online platform (Shortfilmdepot/ Filmfreeway) after you read the submission guidelines thoroughly.


Selection results will be announced by the end of April 2023 on the official festival website.


The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2023 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.


  • Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
  • If selected, filmmakers are required to provide an Apple ProRes file as a screening copy.
  • By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2023 if selected without any screening fees.
  • The selected films will be streamed online at the festival online venue during the festival period.
  • Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.


Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is responsible for the Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business in the Sony Group, a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology. With the vision of “continuing to deliver Kando and Anshin to people and society across the world through the pursuit of technology and new challenges,” Sony will create products and services in areas such as home entertainment & sound, imaging, and mobile communications.
Sony Corporation mobile business, its vision is ” Experiences beyond imagination for the dedicated and passionate”, delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity through its Xperia™ smartphone and accessories portfolio.


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