Project 5

Experiencing the beauty of Japanese countryside


"SSFF & ASIA 2021 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."
In addition to screening SSFF & ASIA's "Discover Beauty Program" of short films with theme of Japanese beauty made from the perspective of female directors, we will also produce a PR video inspired by the surroundings made together by Japanese and foreign creators.

Beauty of Achi Village (Nagano Prefecture), Beauty of Japan : Cinematic Edition

Filmmaker Creative Director & Editor

  • Chuk Besher

    Salvatore D’Alia

    Italian born and raised, moved to NYC in 2010 after graduating at the Academy of Cinema and TV of Milan. Sal started his career as a freelance director, producer, camera operator and editor. He has worked for many Fortune 500 companies and networks like Marriott, Sony, Citroen, Unilever, Nike, Food Network, Glamour, GQ, NY Giants, Bravo, Warner Sound and artists such as Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Jon Bon Jovi and many others ...
    Sal is a pioneer of the original content for web, his work can be quantified with more than 100 million views on YouTube spreading from music to sports and art. Since 2016 Sal is a Sony Alpha ambassador and one of the founding members of the Alpha Collective.

Beauty of Achi Village (Nagano Prefecture), Beauty of Japan : Navigator Edition


  • Chuk Besher

    Yoshikawa Priyanka

    Born in Tokyo, she spent her childhood in the United States and India. She is trilingual and speaks three languages: Japanese, English and Bengali.
    She represented Japan at Miss World Japan 2016, one of the world's top three beauty pageants, and was ranked among the top girls in the world. After being selected as Japan's representative, she appeared live on CNN and other foreign media, and was interviewed by more than 100 foreign media outlets, including ABC, BBC, the Wall Street Journal, and the Times.
    In 2017, she founded ReR Inc. and has developed an advertising business using influencers in 117 countries. She is currently the president of East Hemp Company, which she started in March 2019, and develops and sells products related to basic cosmetics, health foods, and the brand MUKOOMI. She is a regular reporter for CNBC Asia's ChannelJAPAN and is active in many other media.