The Cinematic Tokyo Competition is back with another 1 million yen to be awarded to a talented filmmaker.
If you have a great love and passion for Tokyo, you might want to turn it into art for the Short Shorts Film Festival and ASIA's 2021 Cinematic Tokyo Competition.
SSFF & ASIA are looking for submissions that capture the essence and heart of Tokyo, not necessarily just the physical location. In fact, your film doesn't have to be shot or take place in Tokyo, it should portray memories, impressions and experiences of the Japanese capital.
The winner of the Cinematic Tokyo competition will receive 1 million Japanese yen (approximately $ 9,380).
For inspiration, check out SSFF & ASIA's specially produced short, This is Tokyo, directed by Ben Suzuki and shot in Tokyo.
SSFF & ASIA 2020, which usually takes place in June, was originally postponed. D.due to the coronavirus. However, It will now take place from Wednesday, September 16 through Sunday, September 27, and there will also be an expanded online festival. Submissions from over 112 countries and regions will screen over 200 carefully selected short films, including those from the Sony-sponsored official competition eligible for the Academy Awards.
This year's call for short films that highlight the enormous appeal and myriad attractions of the city of Tokyo at the Cinematic Tokyo Competition attracted 236 submissions from around the world. The Australian short film Guppy won the Best Short Award in this category.
Anyone from anywhere in the world can submit their short films. All genres are welcome, but submissions should not be longer than 25 minutes and include English subtitles if they are in a language other than English or Japanese.
Submissions are now open but will be closed on January 31, 2021. There is no submission fee. Get your shorts now!
SSFF & ASIA also recognizes that film production, film festivals, film distribution and companies have been facing enormous challenges for more than half a year. That's why they invited special guests to discuss the current reality and future of filmmaking. You can find these videos on the SSFF & ASIA YouTube channel. Check it out here.