June 4th “Short Film Day” GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT AWARD 2022 Nominees were Announced
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA) 2022, the largest international short film festival in Asia, accredited by the Academy Awards, started on June 4th, 1999 and the day was registered as “Short Film Film Day” in 2018.
This year, the 24th anniversary of the festival, will be held under the theme of “Meta Cinema”. We are exploring a new era of film, such as the utilization of AI and neuroscience, online screening, and VR short film experience in a virtual space.
The Global Spotlight Award is given to a work that conveys the present of the world in a changing world and opens up new possibilities for a filmmaker and supports short films that unites the world.
The nominees of the second global spotlight award are six films:
Taylor Swift “All Too Well: The Short Film” (USA), which was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, short film of the popular online battle royal game “PUBG UNIVERSE”, “Bystanders” (Korea) starring Go Soo (“Okunyo”), screened at the Venetian Film Festival, VR short film “Glimpse” (UK / France / Ireland) voiced by Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) and Lucy Boynton (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), NFT animation “Roborovski” (Australia) by Tilda Kobham-Harvey and Dev Petal (“Hotel Mumbai”), “Vandal” (USA) by Eddie Alkazar and Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) depicting robotomy, and “Timothee” (Nigeria), by a teenagers video production group, Critics Company.
SSFF & ASIA is paying attention to 6 works of artists and actors who are active in the world challenge various new creatives such as music, games, VR, and NFT. Of the 6 films.
The award-winning films will be announced at the opening ceremony of the film festival held on June 7th (Tuesday).
Written and Directed by Taylor Swift
『All Too Well: The Short Film』 （USA）
A short film from a song on her album 「Red (Taylor’s Version) Starring Sadie Sink from 「Stranger Things」 and Dylan O’brian from “The Maze Runner”.
Starring Go Soo
A live-action short film of the world of the popular online Battle Royale game PUBG UNIVERSE. An action movie depicting the behind the 2002 World Cup.
Starring Taron Egerton＆Lucy Boynton
『Glimpse』 （UK / France / Ireland）
GLIMPSE (2019) – OFFICIAL TRAILER from benjamincleary on Vimeo.
Heartbroken by his ex-girlfriend, Harvey, an illustrator will introduce you to his beautiful world through VR.
Directed by Tilda Cobham-Hervey ＆ Dev Patel
Roborovski follows the eponymous thimble sized hamster, who spends his days in Marvin’s Pet Shop, hoping to find a family. However, when he is constantly overlooked by the people and animals around him his seething resentment and intense jealousy soon takes hold and a murderous side of little Roborovski is released.
Directed by Eddie Alcazar &
Produced by and Darren Aronofsky
A man recovering from a lobotomy suddenly loses the love of his life, who was also his caregiver. The aftermath leads his mind into the incomprehensible.
Directed by Critics Company
Timothee is a story of a humanoid boy trying to navigate life in the northern part of Nigeria as he finds himself in a series of misfortunate events that come as a result of his past.
SSFF & ASIA 2022 Official Competition Sponsor
Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy