HOPPY HAPPY AWARD
A Strand of Regret
Grandfather has suddenly passed away. The relatives gather at home for the viewing. The boy, Yuito, is unable to look at his grandfather's face because of his guilty conscience. Grandpa, I'm sorry. He takes a small step forward to say just one word to his grandfather.
Hisato Michigami / 0:23:10 / Japan / Drama / 2021
Best Actor Award（Asia International Competition）
Winter by the River
A young boy’s fantasy about love towards an older woman is disenchanted when he is faced with the reality of intimacy.
Shuyao Chen / 0:14:01 / China, United States / Drama / 2021
International Competition Branded Shorts of the Year
A LOCKDOWN LOVE STORY
Heineken launches a new campaign, made for markets opening following the lifting of pandemic restrictions. The campaign entitled, A Lockdown Love Story, is an emotive and optimistic short film that looks ahead to all the new experiences and opportunities that will be unlocked as bars reopen and the world eventually emerges from the pandemic.
Show Yanagisawa / 0:02:20 / Netherlands / /
Born To Cry
Jules, 20 years old, has felt 3 strong emotions so he is punished and must choose his restraint: a mime or a brass band, that will appear at each of his emotional excesses for 365days. He opts for the fanfare. Then begins a real ordeal, oppressed between his family and his budding love for Mona.
Léo GRANDPERRET / 0:18:38 / France / Comedy / 2021
Best Actor Award (Japan Competition)
I'm always on your side." A woman and a man are enjoying camping. They are not lovers but more than just friends, and not family. The relationship that was supposed to last a lifetime is gradually twisted by the man's words... What lies in the future for the two of them?
Yudai Chiba / 0:24:50 / Japan / Drama / 2022