A short film『NEO PORTRAITS』produced by NTT and Short Shorts is going to be screened at New York Asian Film Festival and nominated at The 3rd Karatsu Film Festival in Sga.
This project grew out of the SSFF & ASIA 2022 Online Closing Seminar NTT presents International Conference for visualizing our future brought about by technological innovation feat. IOWN.
“IOWN” is regarded by many companies, including NTT, as a technology with the potential to change the game in realizing new smart societies. A panel of experts gathered from various fields, including the Natural Society Lab, which considers people’s lives, the executive producer of the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, a professor of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo, and overseas directors who have won the Grand Prix and other awards at SSFF & ASIA.
At the conference, we discussed how to realize a coexistence between the development of science and technology and the ideal of a humane life as visual images. When the emergence of human clones and the birth of eternal life are realized through technological innovation, will human society become a utopia? New technologies require new philosophies, thinking of not only ”Self-as-I” and “You,” but the idea of perceiving the whole related to “Self-as-We.” Short film pitchings were solicited from film makers around the world, and from the large number of applications, a draft “What a Wonderful World” written by qurata kenji（KURUWA.LLC）was selected and made into the short film, “NEO PORTRAITS” (Director/Screenplay/Editor: GAZEBO).
The film is also available at YouTube.
https://shortshorts.org/ntt/en/ショートショート フィルムフェスティバル ＆ アジア × NTT (shortshorts.org)
＜NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL＞
Schedule：July 14th to 30th , 2023
Venues：Film at Lincoln Center (FLC), the historic Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee（New Jersey）
Ticket Information：FLC and NYAFF Announce First Highlights from 22nd Edition of New York Asian Film Festival (filmlinc.org)
＜The 3rd KARATSU FILM FESTIVAL＞
Schedule：July 22-23, 2023
Ticket Information：ABOUT – 唐津演屋祭 (theater-enya.com)