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Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony
This competition called out for short films within 25 minutes & shot with a smartphone from around the world. Supported by Xperia, a smartphone made with Sony's latest technology, this new competition was established with a goal to expanding the range of visual expression and opening new challenges for filmmakers to create a new visual style unique to smartphones. The very high interest of creators in shooting on smartphones has resulted in more than 900 submissions from around the world, the largest number ever for a new competition of the SSFF & ASIA.
Eliza Ikeda
Born on April 16, 1996 in Fukuoka Prefecture. Debuted as an actress in "High School Debut." (2011). Her films include "SUNNY: Our hearts Beat Together" (2018), "Okuotoko" (2018), "Sadako" (2019) & "Not Quite Dead" (2020). recently she has appeared in "Kiba: tje Fangs of Fiction" (2021) & "Kakegurui the Movie" (2021). She will star in "Mayonaka Otome Sensō" due out in 2022. She wil make her directorial debut with "Natsu, Itaru Koro."
Eiji Uchida
Film director
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.After working as a reporter for Playboy Japan, he debuted as a writer for TBS TV network in 1999. After 2005 ”Gekidan Engisha" for Fuji TV, constantly released films a s writer & director to worldwide critical acclaim. His 2014 film “Grateful Dead” was selected & screened at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, the Fantastic Fest (USA), the Raindance Film Festival (UK) & at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. In 2016 he wrote & directed “Lowlife Love” which was distributed through Third Window Films. The film was a smash hit at Teatro in Shinjuku. The film was screened at over 30 film festivals worldwide including the Tokyo international FF, & the Rotterdam International FF. the film was also distributed in England, Germany, Singapore & Hong Kong. In 2019, he wrote & directed the Tokyo TV drama “I Turn” & wrote & directed 2 episodes of the Netflix hit film “the Naked Director.” His 2020 film “Midnight Swan” which he wrote & directed, won the Best Screenplay, Best Director & Best Film Awards at the 44th Japan Academy Awards.
Mike Plante
Mike Plante makes documentary films and works as a festival programmer. Currently he is the Senior Shorts Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. As a filmmaker, his most recent feature is the documentary "And With Him Came the West" which premiered at the 2019 MOMA Doc Fortnight in New York.
Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony
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