George Lucas Award（Grand Prix）
The story, which is delicately and carefully told in an original animation style, has the power to draw in the viewers. It’s a film that I’d like have many people see, especially now at a time where many people are concerned about the future..
International Competition Best Short Award
There is goodness in the simple setting as the story begins with a chance encounter. The underlying themes lie under the broad, obvious theme. A story emerges out of the slow accumulation of time, and although told sparingly, you can grasp the past and the inner thoughts of the characters, making it is a very interesting short film.
Asia International Competition Best Short Award/Governor of Tokyo Award
Giddh (The Scavenger)
Beautiful visuals, images unique to the country and an universal message, well-balanced in every aspect. Although it is not a bright, happy theme, it is a film that will move the hearts of people around the world with excellent acting and touches of comedy.
Japan Competition Best Short Award/Governor of Tokyo Award
The delicate performances of the two actors expressed a realistic yet fantasy feel, and the balance between sadness and humor was exquisite. A film that expresses modern Japan with care and sensitivity. This is a film that we want to send out to the world.
Audience Award (International Competition)
Marcin Janos Krawczyk
Audience Award（Asia International Competition）
Audience Award (Japan Competition)
Best Actor Award (International Competition)
With overwhelming acting ability, she brilliantly played Camille, who is delicate, loving and very human.
Best Actor Award（Asia International Competition）
Giddh (The Scavenger)
Even without dialogue, the acting was persuasive with detailed emotional expressions and a unique presence.
Best Actor Award (Japan Competition)
With wonderful acting skills that shows great potential in the future,
she brilliantly played the main character, Miu, whom you can’t help but empathize with.
Non-Fiction Competition Best Short Award
Heart of an Astronaut
The story is unique to non-fiction, allowing you to experience a reality that’s never been experienced and a dream that everyone longs for, all in 15 minutes. This is a short film that should be seen by many people in this era, as it is not only a valuable documentary film that is a rare look into an unknown aspect of a story but also has a positive energy and shows the vast possibilities of human potential.
Animation Competition Best Short Award
The technique that depicted how the puppets understood each other only with their facial expressions, without relying on words, was excellent. Although the story a is historical event, it is depicted in a pure style, so it is easily draws empathy, and it is a film that directly resonates the heart. Now that the war is happening again, I want as many people as possible to see it.
Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony’s Xperia Best Short Award
Floating in between
The underwater cinematography was wonderful, and it made me want to see the images taken on a tiny smartphone on a big screen. Even though it is a documentary, it has a perfection as in a fiction, and I could sympathize with her view of life.
Cinematic Tokyo Competition Best Short Award / Governor of Tokyo Award
Pieces of You
The idea of an international students living in Tokyo introducing Tokyo’s sightseeing spots to foreigners via online seems the most suited for this category as well as the global perspective is attractive in terms of the meaning of “Tokyo” as depicted by an American director. On the other hand, it was easy to empathize with the main character’s struggles with her long-distance relationship with her boyfriend who lives in a foreign countr. The film held my interest until the end as I wondered how the “love story” would turn out.
U-25 Project Best Short Award
This has an unique sense of style and ideas that stand out. The tempo and balance up to the final punchline are very good. The sound quality is high, and the way the images are cut and appear on screen is wonderful. Although it is an easy-to-understand and cute story, it incorporates original ideas and expressions that depicts a fantasy world in a way that is unique to animation.
The 9th Book Shorts Award Best Award
Branded Shorts of the Year
Me, My Autism & I
Vanish & Ambitious About Autism
Branded Shorts of the Year
Chamisul in Love 2
Jinro Co Ltd
Deloitte Digital Award
Kenshi Yonezu x PlayStation®️
Sony Interactive Entertainment
HR Competition supported by Indeed HR Best Short Award
Documentary about a new editor of WEBTOON
The 12th Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Agency Commisioner’s Award
AOMORI SHORT FILM PROJECT
HOPPY HAPPY AWARD
MILBON BEAUTY AWARD
LIVE TILL I DIE
Gustav Ågerstrand, Åsa Ekman, Oscar Hedin Hetteberg, Anders Teigen
Shibuya Diversity Award
Save the Earth! Minister’s Award, the Ministry of the Environment
Children living in drought hit land. As more families leave the land, so do their soccer mates. It’s a very well made film that depicts the changes in the children’s minds in a straight & direct manner, and sincerely shows the lives of the children with the environment as a backdrop. Because it is a story centered around the children’s future, it’s a film filled with scenes that will make adults think, especually since it’s told from the children’s point of view.
J-WAVE SOUND OF CINEMA AWARD
KARNI ARIELI, SAUL FREED
It’s a film where you feel the filmmaker’s strong commitment to the reality of the environmental sounds of the river’s waters. The combination of the sound of the acoustic guitar that matches the scale of the wild nature is like watching a dance. The sound of the water creates a sense of realism as if you are underwater or on the surface and the combination of the visuals and sound effects createa a very dramatic effect. The way the music started and then changed with the scene made the story unfold in a more smooth & natural way.
Global Spotlight Award
TRAP by SEO IN GUK
SEO IN GUK
Most Viewed Award