1/17: Short Shorts Film Festival
“Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood” is a one-day film festival program that aims to introduce the world of Japanese and international short films through screenings, live discussions, and presentations by industry leaders.
Short Shorts first visited Hollywood in 2002, and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will bring the festival back in 2019, following its grand opening in Hollywood & Highland in August. Originally conceived to promote short films to a Japanese audience, the Short Shorts Film Festival has grown to receive over 10,000 short film submissions from over 130 countries annually.
The short film format is quickly evolving and expanding rapidly in Asia and around the world, due to digitalization and a greater demand for short-length media that can be consumed rapidly during a work commute, on the go, etc. The format includes work in all genres, including dramas, documentaries, music videos, and the recently-emerging “branded short film” produced by companies for marketing purposes.
This program features a curated film screening at the historical TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, along with appearances and remarks by special guests. Features include "The Human Face," a documentary about Academy Award-winning makeup artist and sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji, and "Lies," by Cannes Grand Prix winning director Naomi Kawase.
Co-presented by Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles