HISTORY OF SSFF & ASIA
June 4th - June 24th
The 20th edition of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), Academy Awards® accredited and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, was held from June 4 (Mon) to June 24 (Sun). This year we received a record number of around 10,000 submissions from more than 130 different countries and regions. In 2018 we received 22,301 festival attendees.
This year, with an extended screening period of almost one month. Approximately 250 films screened across the seven competition categories and special programs. Cinema culture bloomed in the 20th century and has been entertaining people for generations. Nowadays, digital arts and technology have enhanced and created a modern cinematic culture. As the years go by, the world of cinema has evolved but at the same time, the concept of entertaining one another through film has stayed the same.
This year’s theme is “Cinema Smart” -Discover Your Life Through Imagination-.
Let us introduce the phrase “Book Smart, Street Smart”.
“Book Smart” signifies scholastic knowledge acquired from education, whereas “Street Smart” defines practical knowledge obtained from personal experience. This phrase intends to emphasize the importance of studying outside, among society, as much as studying in front of a desk. From here, we would like to add the “Cinema Smart” element.
“Cinema Smart” is the knowledge of life brought on by “imagination”.
It has been 125 years since Thomas Edison invented the Kinetoscope, and 123 years since the Lumière brothers invented the Cinématographe. Humans continue to be touched by cinema throughout the years and beyond borders. We get excited by imagining a character’s emotions in a film. At times, we share our emotions and it can give us hope. Sometimes a film can also be life changing. We believe that cinema can impact us anytime and anywhere. Cinema provides us with knowledge, discovery, emotion, motivation and an escape.
- Official Competition
- Linda Campos Olszewski,Shinichi Chiba,Takashi Miike,Yuika Motokariya,Morley Robertson
- Save the Earth! Competition supported by RINREI
- Miu Sakamoto,Hiroshi Sekiguchi,Hideki Togi
- CG Animation Competition
- Takehiko Shinjo,Shoko Nakagawa,Tomoyuki Sugiyama
- Non Fiction Competition supported by Yahoo Japan
- Keishi Otomo,Rei Kikukawa,Kenji Mizukami
- Student Film Competition supported by FELLOWS
- Shinji Higuchi,Tomoo Ito ,Kentaro Nogi
Benjamin's Last Day At Katong Swimming Complex
- Yee Wei Chai