Project 1

Short Film "Mom's Celestial Robe of Feathers"

Project 2

Discover Beauty

Project 5

Experiencing the beauty of Japanese countryside

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

Academy Awards® accredited, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, now in its 24th year, announcing a project sponsored and co-sponsored by the 2022 Japan Cultural Expo to explore "The Beauty of Japan" together with filmmakers, directors, and artists from Japan and overseas.

  • Project 1

    Short Film "Mom's Celestial Robe of Feathers"

    In 2020, the Japan Cultural Expo project drew on the essence of culture and stories laying dormant in various areas of Japan and made them into three short stories.
    Among them, a short story "Old Woman Skin" (written by Ao Omae), based on a folktale from Fukushima Prefecture that was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake 10 ago. The story was made into a short film by director Hiroki Inoue. The short film will be released online in late June.

  • Project 2

    Discover Beauty

    With “Discover Beauty,” as the theme, we will host a symposium focusing on the Ainu culture as part of “beauty” in Japan as well as screening short films that focus on the beauty of other cultures depicting "indigenous people" and "local festivals" around the world.

  • Project 5

    Experiencing the beauty of Japanese countryside

    "SSFF & ASIA 2022 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 short films that focus on the beauty of other cultures depicting "indigenous people" and "local festivals" around the world.