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SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2021

Tokyo - Japan

From June 11, 2021 to June 21, 2021


COMMITTEE FOR SHORT SHORTS

2F SSU BLDG. 4-12-8
SENDAGAYA, SHIBUYA-KU
TOKYO 151-0051 JAPAN

81-3-5474-8844

81-3-5474-8202

submission@shortshorts.org

https://www.shortshorts.org/en/creators/

OFFICIAL COMPETITION SUPPORTED BY SONY - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Official Competition supported by Sony is consisted of three categories; International, Asia International and Japan. The Best Short Award is chosen for each category will be eligible for nomination for the Annual Academy Award® the following year.

Sony, which has long supported the dreams of creators as an entertainment company powered by the latest technology, will collaborate with SSFF & ASIA as a sole supporter of the official competition.


Opening submissions: August 1, 2020
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2020 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2020 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2021 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: all countries except Asian countries *
4) Screening format: NTSC HDCAM, Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: all genres, except music videos and non-fiction

Other criteria:
6) Language: English subtitles are required for submissions with language/s other than English or Japanese.
7) Japanese Premiere ONLY: Your film MUST keep the Japan premiere status until Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020 in Tokyo ends. The following will affect Japan premiere status and will be disqualified. - Films screened in Japan on any media and for any occasion including screening events, film festivals and so forth before and/or during Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020 in Tokyo. - Films streamed online with Japanese subtitles and/or in the Japanese language before and/or during Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020 in Tokyo. - Non-dialogue films available online will be ineligible. *If the film is in a non-Japanese language and/or has no Japanese subtitles and is available online outside of Japan, it will still be eligible for the competition.


*Asian countries are defined as:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rep. of China, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

【FESTIVAL TOUR】
The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2021 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.

<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
・ Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
・ By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2021 if selected.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.





OFFICIAL COMPETITION SUPPORTED BY SONY - ASIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Official Competition supported by Sony is consisted of three categories; International, Asia International and Japan. The Best Short Award is chosen for each category and will be eligible for nomination for the Annual Academy Award® the following year.

Sony, which has long supported the dreams of creators as an entertainment company powered by the latest technology, will collaborate with SSFF & ASIA as a sole supporter of the official competition.


Opening submissions: August 1, 2020
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2020 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2020 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2021 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: Asian countries * (except Japan) defined as below
4) Screening format: NTSC HDCAM, Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: all genres, except music videos and non-fiction films.

Other criteria:
6) Language: English subtitles are required for submissions with language/s other than English or Japanese.
7) Japanese Premiere ONLY: Your film MUST keep the Japan premiere status until Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020 in Tokyo ends. The following will affect Japan premiere status and will be disqualified. - Films screened in Japan on any media and for any occasion including screening events, film festivals and so forth before and/or during Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020 in Tokyo. - Films streamed online with Japanese subtitles and/or in the Japanese language before and/or during Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020 in Tokyo. - Non-dialogue films available online will be ineligible. *If the film is in a non-Japanese language and/or has no Japanese subtitles and is available online outside of Japan, it will still be eligible for the competition.


*Asian countries are defined as:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rep. of China, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

【FESTIVAL TOUR】
The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2021 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.

<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
・ Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
・ By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2021 if selected.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.





OFFICIAL COMPETITION SUPPORTED BY SONY - JAPAN COMPETITION

Official Competition supported by Sony is consisted of three categories; International, Asia International and Japan. The Best Short Award is chosen for each category and will be eligible for nomination for the Annual Academy Award® the following year.

Sony, which has long supported the dreams of creators as an entertainment company powered by the latest technology, will collaborate with SSFF & ASIA as a sole supporter of the official competition.


Opening submissions: August 1, 2020
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2020 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2020 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2021 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: Japan
4) Screening format: Apple ProRes File, NTSC HDCAM
5) Accepted genres: all genres, except music videos and non-fiction films.

Other criteria:
6) Language: English subtitles are required for submissions with language/s other than English or Japanese.


【FESTIVAL TOUR】
The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2021 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.

<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
・ Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
・ By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2021 if selected.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.





CG ANIMATION COMPETITION

CG Animation (Any animated short films using either partly or fully computer –generated graphics.).


Opening submissions: August 1, 2020
Final deadline: January 31, 2021 Free
Notification of results: April 30, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: all countries
4) Screening format: Apple ProRes File, NTSC HDCAM
5) Accepted genres: any animated short films with images using computer generated graphics.

Other criteria:
6) Language: English subtitles are required for submissions with language/s other than English or Japanese.


【FESTIVAL TOUR】
The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2021 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.


<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
・ Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
・ By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2021 if selected.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.





CINEMATIC TOKYO COMPETITION

Calling for short films that take "Tokyo" as their subject.“Tokyo” must feature in the film. You do not have to show the real Tokyo/shoot in Tokyo, however, as depictions can be based on your imagination or fiction.
Examples) Films shot in and around Tokyo, Films depicting locations or objects based on the image of “Tokyo”, Films depicting Tokyo 100 years from now


Opening submissions: August 1, 2020
Final deadline: January 31, 2021 Free
Notification of results: April 30, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: not required
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: all countries
4) Screening format: NTSC HDCAM, Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: all genres

Other criteria:
6) Theme: Tokyo must feature in the film.
7) Language: English subtitles are required for submissions with language/s other than English or Japanese.


【FESTIVAL TOUR】
The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2021 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.


<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
・ Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
・ By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2021 if selected.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.





NON-FICTION COMPETITION

Documentary motion picture. It may employ any techniques as long as the film is made as a non-fiction film and the emphasis is on fact and not on fiction.The Best Short Award will be eligible for nomination at the annual Academy Awards® the following year.


Opening submissions: August 1, 2020
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2020 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2020 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2021 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes
3) Country of production: All
4) Screening format: NTSC HDCAM, Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: Only non-fiction / documentary

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: English subtitles are required for submissions with languages other than English or Japanese.


【FESTIVAL TOUR】
The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2021 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.

<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
・ Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
・ By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2021 if selected.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.





SMARTPHONE FILM COMPETITION SUPPORTED BY SONY


Opening submissions: August 1, 2020
Final deadline: January 31, 2021 Free
Notification of results: April 30, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: All
4) Screening format: NTSC HDCAM, Apple ProRes file
5) Accepted genres: Any genres

Other criteria:
6) language: English subtitles are required for submissions with languages other than English or Japanese.
7) smartphone: Your film has to be fully shot by smartphones. (Any equipment could be used for editing. No limitation of brands of smartphones.)


【FESTIVAL TOUR】
The National and International Tour of the Festival will take place after SSFF & ASIA 2021 in Tokyo ends. All selected films will be screened in Tokyo, but not all selected films will be screened at all locations. The filmmakers will be notified in case their films will be screened in the tour.


<< PLEASE NOTE >> 
・ Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
・ If selected, filmmakers are required to provide an Apple ProRes file or NTSC HDCAM as a screening copy.
・ By submitting the film, the submitter acknowledges that the Festival has the right to screen the film in any competition or program at SSFF & ASIA 2021 if selected.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.