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Academy Award® Accredited: Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2021: Smartphone Film Competition Supported By Sony

Opening Talk “Creators’ Junction 2021”

Welcomed Director Eiji Uchida and Song Writer Yoshiki Mizuno (Ikimonogakari) at Ginza Sony Park


panels from left : Song Writer Yoshiki Mizuno (Ikimonogakari), Director Eiji Uchida, SSFF & ASIA President Testuya Bessho, Producer of Sony Group Inc., Takaki Nakadai

 

TOKYO — The Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2021 (SSFF & ASIA), one of Asia’s biggest international short film festivals, commemorated the 1st Smartphone Competition, supported by Sony, by holding an online talk event; the “Creators’ Junction

2021,” at Ginza Sony Park on Saturday, June 12. The event designed to inspire the next generation of filmmakers was hosted by Tetsuya Bessho, SSFF & ASIA president.

Among the invited guests were the Japanese directors of the short films nominated in the competition. With the Ginza in the background, Mr. Nakadai, producer of Sony Group Inc., introduced that the SSFF & ASIA Official Competitions and the newly started Smartphone Film Competition, both supported by Sony, the aim is to bring excitement to the world with the power of creativity and technology which is the key concept & theme of Sony.

 

After the screening of “Stardust Children” shot entirely on smartphone XperiaTM by Eiji Uchida and based on a submitted story based on J-Pop Group Ikimonogakari’s song “Kirakira ni Hikaru”, panels talked about how this short film was produced.

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SSFF & ASIA Creators’ Junction 2021

They discuss new challenge of the smartphone shooting and new idea produced through collaboration of music, story and short film.

The talk event is now archived on YouTube with English subtitles.
https://youtu.be/xI_ukCOmvSQ

Short film “Stardust Children” is also available on YouTube with English subtitles.
https://youtu.be/JWfM_ArrTq8

 

SOURCE Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

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