In 2022, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), an Academy Awards® qualifying short film festival, launched the “Sustainable Recovery Project.”
This project aims to create a short film that show the city of Tokyo, its residents, and the tourists who visit the city, as part of the city's efforts to become a sustainable city, and to show Tokyo's diverse attractions to people in Japan and abroad. After screening the film (real venue and online) at SSFFA 2023, the film will be also used for tourism promotion of Tokyo and other occasions.
Through this project, TMG and SSFFA will give opportunities to award-winning filmmakers of the past SSFFA editions by letting them write and direct the short film, in order to promote and appeal the attraction of Tokyo both in Japan and abroad. By doing so, we will continue to raise the visibility of festival winners and foster young filmmakers.