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SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2022 2022

Tokyo - Japan

From June 7, 2022 to June 20, 2022


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 Group Corporation, 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, 2021
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2021 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2021 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2022 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2022


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2020
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: all countries except Asian countries *
4) Screening format: Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: all genres, except music videos, animation 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 2022 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 2022 in Tokyo. - Films streamed online with Japanese subtitles and/or in the Japanese language before and/or during Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022 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 2022 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 2022 if selected without any screening fee.
・ The selected film will also be streamed online at the festival online venue.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
・ Shortlists will be announced every month starting from October, 2021.
The Final selection will be made from the shortlists and be announced by the end of April 2022 on the official festival website.





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 Group Corporation, 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, 2021
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2021 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2021 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2022 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2022


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2020
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: Asian countries * (except Japan) defined as below
4) Screening format: Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: all genres, except music videos, animation 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 2022 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 2022 in Tokyo. - Films streamed online with Japanese subtitles and/or in the Japanese language before and/or during Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022 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 2022 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 2022 if selected without any screening fee.
・ The selected film will also be streamed online on the festival online venue.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
・      Shortlists will be announced every month starting from October, 2021.
The Final selection will be made from the shortlists and be announced by the end of April 2022 on the official festival website.





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 Group Corporation, 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, 2021
Final deadline: January 31, 2022 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2022


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2020
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: Japan
4) Screening format: Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: all genres, except music videos, animation 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 2022 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 2022 if selected without any screening fee.
・ The selected film will also be streamed online on the festival online venue.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
・ Shortlists will be announced every month starting from October, 2021.
The Final selection will be made from the shortlists and be announced by the end of April 2022 on the official festival website.





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, 2021
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2021 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2021 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2022 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2022


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1, 2020
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes
3) Country of production: All
4) Screening format: 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 2022 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 2022 if selected without any screening fee.
・ The selected film will also be streamed online at the festival online venue.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
・ Shortlists will be announced every month starting from October, 2021.
The Final selection will be made from the shortlists and be announced by the end of April 2022 on the official festival website.





ANIMATION COMPETITION

We look for a wide range of animated short films! The Best Short Award Winner will be eligible for nomination at the annual Academy Award® the following year.


Opening submissions: August 1, 2021
Earlybird deadline: September 30, 2021 20 USD
Regular deadline: November 30, 2021 30 USD
Final deadline: January 31, 2022 40 USD
Notification of results: April 30, 2022


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2020
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: all countries
4) Screening format: Apple ProRes File
5) Accepted genres: Animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time. Any animation technique is accepted.

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 2022 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 2022 if selected without any screening fee.
・ The selected film will also be streamed online on the festival online venue.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
・ Shortlists will be announced every month starting from October, 2021.
The Final selection will be made from the shortlists and be announced by the end of April 2022 on the official festival website.





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.

The selected films for this competition will be streamed online on the official festival online venue during the festival period.


Opening submissions: August 1, 2021
Final deadline: January 31, 2022 Free
Notification of results: April 30, 2022


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: 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 2022 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 2022 if selected without any screening fee.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ The selected films for this competition will be streamed online on the official festival online venue during the festival period.





SMARTPHONE FILM COMPETITION SUPPORTED BY SONY'S XPERIA

This is a competition of short films fully shot by smartphones. The selected films for this competition will be streamed online at the official festival online venue during the festival period.
This competition supported by Sony Corporation, which produces smartphone Xperia™ (Sony Mobile), aims to expand the creator's range of expression and opportunities for challenges.


Opening submissions: August 1, 2021
Final deadline: January 31, 2022 Free
Notification of results: April 30, 2022


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2020
2) Maximum duration: 25 minutes (including end credits)
3) Country of production: All
4) Screening format: 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 2022 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 2022 if selected without any screening fee.
・ Festival venues, dates, awards, travel awards etc. are subject to change at any time.
・ The selected films will be streamed online on the festival online venue during the festival period.