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The 12th Sapporo International Short Film Festival is held in about 3 months and few weeks.Are you ready to come to Sapporo?We created a reference accommodation list with easy access from Screening Venue "Sapporo Plaza 2.5".

Reference Hotel List Google map

Screening venue: Sapporo Plaza 2.5 Google map
Souse2, West5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo (Tanuki-Koji Shopping Arcade 5)

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Thank you for all your submissions for 12th International Short Film Festival & Market in October. We received more than 3,000 films and the number is exceeded last year.

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Submission server Spotlights service will be closed for server update and website renewal from March 29 until September.

For inquiry about your submission, please send a message from contact form here.

Official selection of the 12th International Short Film Festival & Market will be announced here. Please come back to check updated news.




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We started taking new entries from our Spotrights.jp please submit your new film.
Submission Deadline is March 10.
We are accepting submissions from Shortfilmdepot and FilmFreeway as well. Please see below, "SUBMIT FROM SHORTFILMDEPOT and FILMFREEWAY".

Submission deadline is approaching, but everybody who wants to submit a film outside Japan is facing slow server responses. Free submission period from shortfilmdepot.com and FilmFreeway.com are over. Please submit from FilmFreeway.com
It is our paid option for the submissions. Spotrights is mainly designed for Local Japanese users. It is very difficult to upload a video file from abroad. We strongly advise to submit from FilmFreeway.com

Submission deadline for SSF2017 From FilmFreeway is March 15.
Submission deadline for SSF2017 is March 10. (for Japanese Spotrights users)

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Requirements:
1) Films completed after: March 1, 2016.
2) Maximum duration: "One Title Section"-30 min, "Filmmakers' Section"-45 min with more than 3 films.
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: AppleProRes422 HQ/LT, 24fps
5) Accepted genres: All genres, including music video
6) Music rights: cleared
7) Dialogues: If the dialogue language is not English, preview copy and screening film must be subtitled in English

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SSF2017 Regulations

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: ONE TITLE SECTION
International competition with Grand Prix and category awards, including "Best Asian Short Award", "Best Children Short Award" and "Sapporo Peace Award".

- BEST ASIAN SHORT AWARD
Nominated film will be chosen from submissions of "One Title Section".

Eligible Asian countries are
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Rep. of China, Hong Kong, Macau), East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippine, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

- SPECIAL AWARDS
Audience Awards, Public Jury Award, Sapporo Peace Award.

Please refer to SSF 2016 Award list

SUBMIT FROM SHORTFILMDEPOT and FILMFREEWAY
If you have an account at shortfilmdepot you can also submit a film.
Deadline from shortfilmdepot February 15, 2017.

If you have an account at FilmFreeway you can submit a film as well.
Earlybird Deadline: February 15, 2017. Standard Fee: Free
Regular Deadline: March 15, 2017. Standard Fee: $20 USD


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: FILMMAKERS' SECTION
Submit a short film less than 30 min.
For the Filmmakers' Section make your own programme with more than 3 films less than 45min in total.
Accept all the production year.

-SUBMIT YOUR FILM FROM SPOTRIGHT.JP
Please register your film and upload evaluation preview file before March 10.
Uploading video file takes quite some time please do upload your film before the end of Feb.
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We proudly announce the official selection of SAPPORO Short Fest 2016: 11th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market.

From 2016 the Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market will be a part of No Maps | Sapporo Creative Convention. SAPPORO Short Fest 2016 is held by No Maps Committee.

The Award Ceremony will take place October 15, 2016.
SSF 2016 Festival Date: October 10 to 16, 2016.

Thank you for all the 3,548 submissions. And due to the limited space of competitive programmes we are sorry that we are able to choose only a fraction of the submissions. But the rest of the wonderful films are equally valuable and shinning at the short film market.


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, FILMMAKERS' SECTION
Koji Yamamura / Japan
Erick Oh / Korea (South)
Yianni Warnock / Australia
Stian Hafstad / Norway
Kaz Cai / Singapore
Rico Mahel / Germany

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, ONE TITLE SECTION
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
TITLE / DIRECTOR / GENRE / COUNTRY / RunTime
by RunTime Order

Trash Cat / Kelsey Goldych / Animation / USA / 0:01:54
FEUER WASSER ERDE LUFT UND ZEIT / Maria Reinhardt-Szyba / Fiction / Germany / 0:03:50
Weather The Storm / Peter Baynton / Animation / UK / 0:04:54
Ruben Leaves / Frederic Siegel / Animation / Switzerland / 0:05:00
Transparency / Daniel Šuljić / Animation / Croatia / 0:06:10
Ramona / Dorian Cambi / Fiction / USA / 0:06:37
E.W.A / Gigi Ben Artzi / Fiction / Ukraine / 0:07:20
Incredi-Boy / Kaiyu Chang / Fiction / Taiwan / 0:07:55
The Reflection of Power / Mihai Grecu / Documentary / France / 0:09:00
The Dragon's Scale / James Cunningham / Animation / New zealand / 0:10:15
A DAD / Robert Cambrinus / Animation / Austria / 0:11:21
Pombo Loves You / Steve Warne / Animation / UK / 0:11:50
The Sniper of Kobani / Reber Dosky / Documentary / Netherlands / 0:12:08
Bunga Sayang / Royston Tan / Fiction / Singapore / 0:13:19
Platform 13 / SANNE COUSIJN & CAMIEL ZWART / Fiction / Netherlands / 0:13:51
Heidi at the Foley Artist / Christian Frei / Documentary / Switzerland / 0:14:00
Greener Grass / Paul Briganti / Fiction / USA / 0:14:57
The Lost City of Tomorrow / Auden Bui / Fiction / USA / 0:15:43
Balcony / Toby Fell-Holden / Fiction / UK / 0:17:00
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere / Mickey Duzyj / Documentary, Animation / USA / 0:18:36
Missing / Khin Myanmar / Fiction / Myanmar / 0:18:57
Rated / John Fortson / Fiction / USA / 0:19:24
Home / Daniel Mulloy / Fiction / Kosovo / 0:20:00
Besieged / Siqi Pan / Fiction / China / 0:21:00
Hold On / Charlotte Scott-Wilson / Fiction / Netherlands / 0:21:54
La Voce / David Uloth / Fiction / Canada / 0:22:00
Windows / Jules SITRUK / Fiction / France / 0:23:52
Love / Boya Harizanova / Fiction / Bulgaria / 0:24:00
Sing / Kristof Deak / Fiction / Hungary / 0:24:50
When You Hear the Bells / Chabname Zariab / Fiction / France / 0:26:00
Leeches / Payal Sethi / Fiction / India / 0:26:55
La femme et le TGV / Timo von Gunten / Fiction / Switzerland / 0:28:00
Senses / Zanyar Adami / Fiction / Sweden / 0:28:30
ZERO / David Victori / Fiction Spain / 0:29:00

Family & Children Programme
Little Shimajiro / Isamu Hirabayashi / Animation / Japan / 0:08:50
The Musical Dragon / Camille Muller / Animation / Switzerland / 0:08:26
Tiny Power / Chang Chen / Animation / USA / 0:03:08
The Red Herring / Leevi Lemmetty / Animation / Finland / 0:06:30
Utopa / Takahiro Tanaka / Animation / Japan / 0:23:27
The Big The Bad and The Bunny / Minji Sohn, Laura Talaway / Fiction / USA / 0:02:38
The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse / Chaix, Jean, Jourdan, Pillier, / Animation / France / 0:06:14
Anna / Yunhan LIU, Sophie BRACMARD, Alexis CHOQUARD, Jordann JACOBE, Alexia RUBOD, Antoine Poyard / Animation / France 0:08:00
Catch It / Bar, Demaret, Forner, Marty, Robyn, Soler / Animation / France / 0:05:19
MOOM / Robert Kondo, Daisuke Tsutsumi / Animation / Japan,USA / 0:13:59

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We started taking new entries from our Spotrights.jp please submit your new short film.

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Requirements:
1) Films completed after: March 1, 2015.
2) Maximum duration: "One Title Section"-30 min, "Filmmakers' Section"-30 min
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: AppleProRes422 HQ/LT, NTSC HDCAM
5) Accepted genres: All genres, including music video
6) Music rights: cleared
7) Dialogues: If the dialogue language is not English, preview copy and screening film must be subtitled in English

SSF2016 Regulations
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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: ONE TITLE SECTION
International competition with Grand Prix and category awards, including "Best Asian Short Award", "Best Children Short Award" and "Sapporo Peace Award".

- BEST ASIAN SHORT AWARD
Nominated film will be chosen from submissions of "One Title Section" and invited films.

Eligible Asian countries are
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Rep. of China, Hong Kong, Macau), East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippine, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

- SPECIAL AWARDS
Audience Awards, Public Jury Award, Sapporo Peace Award and CRYPTON Best Sound Award.

Please refer SSF 2015 Award list

If you have an account at shortfilmdepot.com you can also submit a film, but submission Deadline is March 10 February 29, 2016.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: FILMMAKERS' SECTION
Submit a short film less than 30 min.
For the Filmmakers' Section make your own programme with more than 3 films less than 45min in total.
Accept all the production year.




第10回札幌国際短編映画祭、10周年の暖かいメッセージが沢山届けられています。
メッセージビデオ:パート2。パート1は こちら

We have received so many massages, this is part 2. Please go check part 1 here.


SAPPORO Short Fest 10th Anniversary
Video Message
from 齊藤工さん、板谷由夏さん, WOWOW 映画工房


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第10回札幌国際短編映画祭 10周年のビデオメッセージが届いています。10月の開催に向けて順次公開していきます。暖かいメッセージありがとうございます!
Thank you very much for your warm messages!


SAPPORO Short Fest 10th Anniversary
Video Message
from Tetsuya Bessyo, Actor / President of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
ショートショートフィルムフェスティバル&アジア 代表:別所哲也


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We proudly announce the official selection of SAPPORO Short Fest 2015: 10th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market.

The Award Ceremony will take place October 11, 2015.
SSF 2015 Festival Date: October 7 to 12, 2015.

Thank you for all the 3,321 submissions. And due to the limited space of competitive programmes we are sorry that we are able to choose only a fraction of the submissions. But the rest of the wonderful films are equally valuable for us.


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, FILMMAKERS' SECTION
Rafael Bolliger / Switzerland
Omid Abdollahi / Iran
Rosto / Netherlands
Peter Volkart /Switzerland



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SAPPORO Short Fest presents "UGC Award 2015" open call!!


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We will start taking new entries for "UGC Award 2015".


What is UGC Award?
SAPPORO International Short Film Festival and Market started CGM award as a celebration of Hatsune Miku 5th anniversary to highlight "DOGA-SHI" (video creators). From last year we re-name CGM award as UGC (User Generated Contents) award as one of the program in SAPPORO Short Fest.


[Online Entry]
Click HERE for online entry form.
Open: July 31, 2015, 15:00pm JST
Deadline: August 31, 2015 JST

All the submitted videos and films are previewed by the selection committee and some works will be chosen for an official UGC Award programme of SAPPORO Short Fest 2015. Those videos and films will be screened at the main theater and a winner of the UGC Grand Prix and two winners of UGC awards will be selected. We are delighted to support the new movement and talents.

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We started taking new entries from our Spotrights.jp please submit your new short film.

spotrights_login.jpg


Requirements:
1) Films completed after: March 1, 2014 and before April 1, 2015.
2) Maximum duration: "One Title Section"-30 min, "Filmmakers' Section"-30 min
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: AppleProRes422 HQ/LT, NTSC HDCAM
5) Accepted genres: All genres, including music video
6) Music rights: cleared
7) Dialogues: If the dialogue language is not English, preview copy and screening film must be subtitled in English

SSF2015 Regulations
PDF-Icon_48.jpg

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: ONE TITLE SECTION
International competition with Grand Prix and category awards, including "Best Asian Short Award", "Best Children Short Award" and "Sapporo Peace Award".

- BEST ASIAN SHORT AWARD
Nominated film will be chosen from submissions of "One Title Section" and invited films.

Eligible Asian countries are
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Rep. of China, Hong Kong, Macau), East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippine, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

- SPECIAL AWARDS
Audience Awards, Public Jury Award, Sapporo Peace Award and CRYPTON Best Sound Award.

Please refer SSF 2014 Award list

If you have an account at shortfilmdepot.com you can also submit a film, but submission Deadline is March 10 March 24, 2015.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: FILMMAKERS' SECTION
Submit a short film less than 30 min.
For the Filmmakers' Section make your own programme with more than 3 films less than 45min in total.
Accept all the production year.