The 24th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), Asia’s one of the largest international short film festival and officially accredited by the Academy Awards®, presented short films with the theme of Meta Cinema. A short film by AI scriptwriters and introducing a variety of advanced video productions such as screenings held in VR, in the space “DOOR ™” theater, and talk events, smartphones, vertical videos, game movies, and techniques including neuroscience that analyzes brain waves. We also had new seminars and events that discussed whether or not these technologies can be used in films in the future as well. At the Award Ceremony held at the Meiji Jingu Memorial Hall today, 9 awards were announced and awarded.
Selected from more than 5,000 films from home and abroad, is “Warsha” (Lebanon / France) directed by Dania Bdeir was selected for the Grand Prix (George Lucas Award).
The official competition supported by Sony (International, Asia International, Japan), Non-Fiction Competition, and Animation Competition’s winners have also been announced.
“I’m surprised at the improvement from the Japanese film categories. Themes, social awareness, director’s skill, etc … I think the audience noticed as well” Judge of Japan Competition: Eiji Okuda), “While having the specific uniqueness of that country, I think that all of them made me feel that we are not alone in this world full of violence and loneliness” (Judge of Asia Competition : Pascal Fall), “There were films that could be done because it was a short film but none of them were compromising because it was a short film.”(International Competition judge: Hyunri).
this year’s official competition supported by Sony, and the award results of each category are announced below.
Each award-winning film will be streaming at the Grand Theater, the online venue for the festival, until June 30th (Thursday). https://www.shortshortsonline.org/