The Future of Film is Born Here

It’s short, for the original.
It’s short, for the innovative.
It’s short, for the visionary.

Short films are a catalyst for creative potential.

Once again this year, Sony will be the official support of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA)  Official Competition, the gateway for creators who redefine film culture. This category offers winners the chance to receive an Academy Awards® nomination.

Creativity continues to expand with technology.
As a Creative Entertainment Company with a Solid Foundation of Technology, Sony is a leader in film, gaming, music, and anime.
Now, we seek to pioneer new trends in video culture with you.

Special support given from Sony for the main competition which acts as a gateway to the Academy Awards®

Following from last year, we are happy to collaborate with Sony as a sole supporter of the official competition of “SSFF & ASIA 2021”, which acts as a path to the Academy Awards® Short Film category.
Sony has long supported the dreams of creators as as a Creative Entertainment Company with a Solid Foundation of Technology. Sony continues diving into the potential future trends of cinema.

Structure of Official Competition

International Competition

This year for the International Competition, we received 2452 submissions from 20 countries and regions outside of Asia, and we will screen 36 selected short films. Through careful screenings and discussions, the selected films expose a variety of anecdotes that give a touch to modern social issues and lives in the near future, as well as high quality comedies. Enjoy!

Asia International Competition

This year for the Asia International Competition, we received 1,627 submissions from 11 Asian countries and regions excluding Japan, and we will screen 22 selected short films. Selected films portrays a variety of subjects, including protagonists standing up towards serious social issues and poverty, heart-warming family stories, special screenings and more.

Japan Competition

From Japan, we have selected 19 short films out of 328 submissions. Enjoy the world of Japanese cinema that continues to showcase a brand new perspective!

Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony

At Sony, we believe in the power of creativity.
We believe that creativity is what moves people,
what moves the world.