The 20th SSFF & ASIA has ended on Sunday, June 24. and about 20,000 audience members were recorded at the festival this year.
In the end, SSFF & ASIA announced that the Spotlight Award went to “Selfish”, which was screened in the music video program.
Best Actor & Actress Awards and Audience Awards which were selected from the 3 categories of the official competition; International, Asia International and Japan were also announced, in addition to the Best Music Video Award and Fashion Short of the Year.
SSFF & ASIA continues screening in Yokohama from Friday, August 17th to Sunday, August 19th, and 5 venues in Fukuoka from Saturday, September 15th.
Selected by the Committee for Short Shorts, this award is given to the creator or artist of a short film that inspires a broad audience and receives widespread global attention.
Nominee of SSFF & ASIA 2018 Music Video Program
『Selfish』 (Music：Nariaki Obuukro）
Director：Yusuke Ishida /5:17/Japan/Music Video/2018
A music video about a “Selfish” world. Shot in slow motion, it brilliantly expresses how people’s feelings can change as a result of a car accident.
This award is given to the most cinematic short film produced by a fashion brand.
『Grisha’s Guide to Kiev』
Jordan Blady/05：29/Ukraine/Ksenia Schnaider/2017
Grisha takes us on an insider’s tour and shows up some of his favorite places in his native city of Kiev.
This award is given to the official music video which is most cinematic and innovative.
Jorik Dozy, Sil van der Woerd/5:05/Indonesia/Music Video/2017
Terraform tells the true story of the hardships and sacrifices the sulfur miners of Kawah Ijen in Indonesia make in order to provide for their family.
Winners are selected from each of the three official competitions.
Kenji Yamauchi 『Ato San Nen』
Béatrice Picard 『Marguerite』
Park Yongwoo 『The homecomingday』
Kani Kusruti 『Counterfeit Kunkoo』
Takashi Irihi 『Pay Phone』
Lie Kato 『Black and Blue』
The audience voted to give the award to one winner from each of the main competition categories listed.
Dani is a young neighborhood guy from a humble house. He lives with his mother and brother, Javier, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Javier is working on an internship in the neighborhood library, but a little incident disrupts the family routine.
Feng-I Fiona Roan/15:30/USA,Taiwan/
Fen navigates her first Sunday at a Chinese-American church alongside her worrisome mom and clingy younger sister Ann. Embarrassed by her un-American look, Fen betrays her younger sister on their first day at church, fueling an unprecedented outburst since their immigration.
Yoko wishes to become the “bad kid” but she is trapped in her little book store. One day, she falls in love with a phrase written by a novelist, and starts to plan a very innocent and mindless crime, which becomes an everyday prank towards a joyful life.