Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia


A festival celebrating all things film, SSFF & Asia will be screening around 200 short films from around the world as they compete in a series of competitions.

What happens?

Choosing to screen films with a running time of under 25 minutes, the festival accepts fiction, animation, and non-fiction and also has a sponsored section.

Created in Japan, the event has become one of the largest film festivals in Asia since beginning in 1999 with six short films. It’s Japan’s only film festival accredited by the Academy Awards — which means a film here that gets a nod qualifies for an Oscar nomination. The quality is good and this prestigious event draws good audiences.


Most tickets are free — minus the opening ceremony at ¥3,500 — and can be reserved on the official website. All online viewings are also available for free.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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