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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2012 The 3rd Contest of “Let’s Travel! Project” Accepting contributions starting , August 1!

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Last Update : 2011/8/1

 The Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA)*, represented by Tetsuya Bessho (JTA’s Visit Japan Ambassador) corroborates with Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) in the “Let’s Travel! Project” and is calling for entry of short films targeting the Film Festival 2012. We look forward to your participation by submitting your recent creations (in details, refer to the Attachment 1).

 The Project was started in 2009 for calling for short film descriptions of “traveling in Japan” showing “appeal and allure of Japan” with the key words of “It’s great to travel”, “I feel like traveling” and “I want to see Japan” intended for use in domestic and overseas publicity for tours of Japan. The 1st program was held in the 2010 festival.
 For the second program held in 2011, 86 shorts were submitted from all over Japan. Out of them, 7 shorts were meticulously selected and screened at the SSFF & ASIA 2011 (June 16 - 26). “TOURISM HOKKAIDO ‘City’” (Director Yosuke Yamaguchi) won “the Best Short Film Award” (Minister’s Award, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) after strict audition by the judges. This short film is widely used in domestic and overseas publicity along with clips produced jointly by JTA and SSFF & ASIA (for summaries of these creations, refer to the attachment 2).


*Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA) is one of the largest festivals for short films in Asia and is the Japan’s only such short film festival officially recognized by the U.S. Academy Awards (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). The 2011 Festival was held during the period of June 16 through June 26 in the Omotesando Hills, Laforet Museum HARAJUKU and other facilities. This year’s event, the 13th such Festival, consists of six genres including the “Let’s Travel! Project”. We have received some 4,200 short films from 104 countries all over the world and about 100 of the selected clips have been shown to the public.

Scenes of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2011

 “The Best Short Film Award” (Minister’s Award, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) is handed out to the winner by Naoyoshi Yamada, the Vice Commissioner for International Affairs of Japan Tourism Agency.
 Yosuke Yamaguchi who submitted “TOURISM HOKKAIDO ‘City’” received “The Best Short Film Award” (Minister’s Award, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).