February Events...

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)
  • Australian International Documentary Conference
  • Belgrade International Film Festival
  • Festival des Images aux Mots
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • LesFlicks LGBT History Month
  • Magnolia Independent Film Festival
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Pride: Bloomington's LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Queer Film Festival: University of Oregon
  • Queer Lens
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • Salento Rainbow Film Fest
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
  • Tag! Queer Shorts Festival!
  • Tels Quels Festival
Shortshorts Film Festival

Shortshorts Film Festival

Friday, 11 June 2021 until Monday, 21 June 2021

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia is an Academy Awards® accredited festival where the winner of the Best Short awards in the Official Competition, as well as the Non-Fiction Competition, will be eligible for nomination in the short film categories of the Academy Awards® the following year. The festival was founded in 1999 as The Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF), and since 2004, SSFF acquired a program specialized in Asian short films and established Short Shorts Film Festival Asia with the support of the Governor of Tokyo. Now, the combination of the two festivals take place annually in Tokyo as Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, one of the largest short film festivals in Asia.

【Official Competition supported by Sony / International, Asia International and Japan Competition】
Best Short Award 600,000 Yen (approx. US$6,000)
【Non-Fiction Competition】
Best Short Award  600,000 Yen
【Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony】
Best Short Award  600,000 Yen
【CG Animation Competition】
Best Short Award  600,000 Yen
【Cinematic Tokyo Competition】
Best Short Award  1,000,000 Yen
【Musical Short Film Pitch Competition】
Amuse Musical Award (Best Pitch) 300,000 Yen
【Vertical Theater Competition supported by smash】
Best Vertical Short Award 1,000,000 yen
Vertical Short Award 600,000 yen
U-18 Vertical Short Award 400,000yen
Encouragement Award 100,000yen (awarded to max. 10 vertical short films)
Branded Shorts of the Year

In addition to above, "Biogen Award" will be selected out of the films nominated to SSFF & ASIA 2021 competitions.
Biogen Award - 300,000 Japanese Yen
Biogen has continued to provide ethical pharmaceuticals for neurological diseases based on its vision of “Make Impossible Possible in Neuroscience”.
Among the films to be screened, the Biogen Award will be presented to a film that powerfully conveys the theme of “Make Impossible Possible”.



Best of Festival Award - Grand Prix