Project 1

Discover Beauty

Project 2

Creation of stories all around Japan

Project 3

Experiencing the beauty of Japanese countryside

About the Special Events sponsored and co-sponsored by Japan Cultural Expo and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Given the opportunity of holding the United States Academy Award-recognized international short film festival "Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA)" which will be held for the 22nd time this year as a 2020 Japan Cultural Expo sponsored and co-sponsored Event, we will let everyone explore the aesthetic sense peculiar to the Japanese people such as "Wabi Sabi" and "Iki" which have been the indispensable part of Japanese culture since ancient times by utilizing the characteristics of short films (short films, images) gathered from all over the world.

Today, we have opened a website that introduces each project.

Why don't you take this opportunity to experience the beauty of Japan again?

  • Project 1

    Discover Beauty

    At SSFF & ASIA 2020, which will be held after autumn 2020, we will invite scholars who have been active in the movie scenes to hold a symposium “Thinking about Japanese beauty from the beauty of the world”.
    Also, at the symposium, short films specially selected by SSFF & ASIA will be screened according to the theme.

  • Project 2

    Creation of stories
    all around Japan

    This event will help our dear Guests to extract the essence hidden in various parts of Japan and sublimate it into a short story.
    At the SSFF & ASIA 2020 Autumn Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held in October 2020, we will hold panel discussions by inviting the authors who have written, and will also produce short films based on short stories.

  • Project 3

    Experiencing the beauty of Japanese countryside

    "SSFF & ASIA 2020 in ACHI" will be held in Achi Village, Nagano Prefecture, which has been certified by the Ministry of the Environment as the "Japan's Best Starry Sky".
    Besides SSFF & ASIA's specially selected "Think about Japanese beauty from the world" short film program, other artworks from around the world will be screened in this village with beautiful nature.