Call for Entry 2020

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2021
Call for Entry

The Academy Awards accredited & Asia’s biggest international short film festival, the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia will start accepting submissions for next year’s 23rd edition of the festival on August 1, 2020.
The competitions that will be eligible for nomination at the Academy Awards the following year are as follows.
Official Competitions supported by Sony: INTERNATIONAL, ASIA INTERNATIONAL, JAPAN. In addition, the NON-FICTION Competition. 
Other competitions are: CG ANIMATION for animated shorts using CGI. CINEMATIC TOKYO for shorts that feature the city of Tokyo. From among all the submissions, the best short that shows us how to “Make Impossible Possible,” will be selected for the BIO-GEN AWARD. 
From the film festival tentatively scheduled for June, 2021, out of the Best Short Award winners from each of the 3 Official Competitions, the short film selected as the Grand Prix will be awarded the GEORGE LUCAS AWARD. 
We will also start accepting submissions for shorts that feature commercial brands for entry into BRANDED SHORTS.

Further more, we are proud to announce the start this year of the Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony.
This competition supported by Sony Mobile Communications Inc.,  which produces smartphone Xperia™ (Sony Mobile), aims to expand the creator's range of expression and opportunities for challenges. We support the creation of filmmaking creativity unique to smartphones. 

Overview

*For further details, please refer to the specific guidelines of each competition.

Competition Submission Deadline and Fees Awards Detail
Official Competitions supported by Sony (3 categories)Films under 25 minutes, all genres except for Non-Fiction and Music Video. Categories are divided by International, Asia International and Japan.
Deadline and Fees:
Early Deadline: September 30, 2020
(USD 20)
Regular Deadline: November 30, 2020
(USD 30)
Final Deadline: January 31, 2021
(USD 40)
Awards :
Best Short Award:
(For each category)
600,000 JPY
Details
Non-Fiction CompetitionNon-Fiction films under 25 minutes
Deadline and Fees:
Early Deadline: September 30, 2020
(USD 20)
Regular Deadline: November 30, 2020
(USD 30)
Final Deadline: January 31, 2021
(USD 40)
Awards :
Best Short Award:
600,000 JPY
Details
Cinematic Tokyo CompetitionFilms under 25 minutes that visualize Tokyo’s diverse charms
Deadline and Fees:
January 31, 2021
(Free)
Awards :
Best Short Award:
1,000,000 JPY
Details
CG Animation CompetitionAnimation films under 25 minutes that partially or completely use CG
Deadline and Fees:
January 31, 2021
(Free)
Awards :
Best Short Award 600,000 JPY
Details
Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony films under 25 minutes that are fully shot by smartphones.
締切:
January 31, 2021
(Free)
Best Short Award 600,000 JPY賞金: Details
       
Branded ShortsFilms under 25 minutes that aim to communicate a brand
Deadline and Fees:
Early Deadline: October 31, 2020
(USD 150)
Regular Deadline: November 30, 2020
(USD 200)
Final Deadline: February 28, 2021
(USD 300)
  Details

*Awards are subject to change.

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