Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia offers young filmmakers a platform.
The Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia has a special section for filmmakers who are just starting out. It’s called the U-25 project. Founded in 2019, the program supports young filmmakers in Japan and accepts short films under five minutes produced by directors under the age of 25.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia was established in 1999. It is one of the largest short film festivals in Asia and an Oscar-qualifying festival. This year’s festival takes place from June 11th to 21st and shows hundreds of short films.
Let’s look at that align from the U-25 project! These young names could be the next great filmmaker in a few years.
The films will be available online from June 8th.
Ryan Ondo / 0:02:48 / Japan / Experimental / 2019
This film follows my travels around Tokyo as I search for the modern and traditional aspects of the city.
Tsubaki Takeda / 0:03:10 / Japan / Animation / 2021
It started with the Internet, followed by appearances on television and advertising. It was like an endless movie. Everyday events are dominated by such “moments”.
Itaru Nomoto / 0:04:33 / Japan / Comedy / 2020
A story that follows a man’s video diary, from falling in love to falling in love again.
Ofuton wo taberu
Nanami Obara / 0:01:38 / Japan / Videoart / 2020
Whenever you feel lonely, Ofuton is by your side. This video was shot in my house during quarantine.
breathe a sigh of relief
Akari Tada / 0:02:54 / Japan / Animation / 2021
When you’re dead tired and walking down the street alone at night. Don’t you have the feeling that the machine gives off a warm presence on the street and you want to approach it? It reveals a moment when people want to take a deep breath and rely on the power of machines.
Teppei Sato / 0:04:59 / Japan / Drama / 2021
Chewing gum has never been chewed by anyone and still retains its original beautiful shape as it leads a lonely life every day. One day he ran into someone in the park. What did he think during the encounter?
Kazuki Yuhara / 0:04:18 / Japan / Animation / 2020
The elderly Canary Islands longs for the sun and goes into space. Wrapped in fire, Canaria sings a revival song on his comeback.
WHATEVER YOU WANT IT
Takuro Ijichi / 0:04:14 / China / Sci-Fi / 2020
Noel, who never left his place of birth to step out into the world, meets Sophie. Noel’s encounter with this girl helps him realize what is really important to him.
Kae Hatsumura / 0:00:59 / Japan / Animation / 2020
Many social problems arise around the protagonist. The protagonist is aware of this, but chooses to pretend they don’t know …
The formula of love
Konomi Onozato / 0:04:16 / Japan / Drama / 2021
The autistic boy falls in love with his classmate and tries to convey his feelings in a unique way.
Yuki Kusama / 0:03:12 / Japan / Animation / 2021
Nice weather is best for an outdoor picnic. Bunny the rabbit came for a picnic on this inviting warm and beautiful day. Let’s have lunch here. And so began Bunny’s disastrous day.
The ones who go away
Lisa Siera / 0:05:00 / Japan / Fantasy / 2020
Have you ever wished you could just get out of this world, flee, and never come back?
Miyu Shimizu / 0:04:59 / Japan / Animation / 2021
The main character Mio loves to draw. Her grandfather always said her works were “great”. Mio went to art college, but it didn’t go well. Just as Mio is beginning to lose confidence in herself, her grandfather died too. At that time someone appeared in front of Mio …
If you’re a young filmmaker who isn’t ready to do your own projects just yet, there is one KIDS program also. These short films are dialog-free and come from makers all over the world.
You can watch these films online from June 8th.