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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.

Read More ≫




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.




We proudly announce the official selection of SAPPORO Short Fest 2014: 9th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market.
The Award Ceremony will take place October 12, 2014.
SSF 2014 Festival Date: October 8 to 13, 2014.
Venues: http://sapporoshortfest.jp/13/en/venues/

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, FILMMAKERS' SECTION

Sol Friedman / Canada
Ji-yeon Jung / South Korea
Chris Shepherd / UK
A.T. / Japan


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, ONE TITLE SECTION

International Programme
FILM TITLE / DIRECTOR / GENRE / RUNTIME / MAIN COUNTRY OF PRIDUCTION
by RunTime Order

Process / Dave Corbett, John Beavers / Fiction / 0:01:43 / USA
PORTRAIT / Donato Sansone / Experimental / 0:02:51 / Italy
WIND / Robert Lobel / Animation / 0:03:49 / Germany
Gummi / Andre Albrecht / Fiction / 0:03:51 / Germany
In Passing / Alan Miller / Fiction / 0:05:00 / USA
GREED / Erhan Yuruk / Fiction / 0:05:04 / Turkey
Suka / Cyril Zima / Fiction / 0:07:00 / Russia
Cruise Patrol / Arjan van Meerten, Bobby de Groot / Fiction / 0:07:25 / Netherlands
Absent Minded / Roberto Catani / Animation / 0:07:50 / Italy
97% / Ben Brand / Fiction / 0:08:07 / Netherlands
We Keep On Dancing / Jessica Barclay Lawton / Fiction / 0:08:30 / Australia
Halib El Nawar - Holyoud: HOLLYWOOD (Episode #1) / Karim Khneisser / Fiction / 0:08:33 / Lebanon
Sunday Punch / Alan Powell / Fiction / 0:08:49 / Canada
Pig Trotter Paradise / Laura Weaver / Fiction / 0:08:55 / France
Bernard The Great / Philippe Lupien, Marie-Helene Viens / Fiction / 0:09:14 / Canada
Frequence / David Mboussou / Fiction / 0:09:40 / Gabon
Mr. Plastimime / Daniel Greaves / Animation / 0:09:42 / United Kingdom
Beauty / Rino Stefano Tagliafierro / Animation / 0:09:49 / Italy
On the Other Side of the Woods / Anu-Laura Tuttelberg / Animation / 0:10:09 / Estonia
DWARF GIANT / GIEZENDANNER FABIENNE / Animation / 0:11:27 / Switzerland
Francois' first day / Rose Philippon, Alice Philippon / Fiction / 0:11:55 / France
Antoine / Cyrus Neshvad / Fiction / 0:12:00 / Luxembourg
Cargo Cult / Bastien Dubois / Animation / 0:12:00 / France
Mischievous / Jimmy Keyrouz / Fiction / 0:12:15 / USA/Lebanon
Sissy / Siri Rutlin / Fiction / 0:12:45 / Norway
Lothar / Luca Zuberbuhler / Fiction / 0:13:20 / Switzerland
THE BIG LEAP / Kristoffer Rus / Fiction / 0:13:21 / Poland
NOTES ON BLINDNESS / Peter Middleton, James Spinney / Documentary / 0:13:33 / United Kingdom
A Tropical Sunday / Fabian Ribezzo / Fiction / 0:14:08 / Mozambique
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution / Matthew VanDyke / Documentary / 0:14:29 / USA
Milky / Andree-Anne Roussel / Fiction / 0:14:42 / Canada
Circuit / Robert Gwisdek / Fiction / 0:14:51 / Germany
Rhino Full Throttle / Erik Schmitt / Fiction / 0:14:59 / Germany
My friend Nietzsche / Fauston da Silva / Fiction / 0:15:00 / Brazil
La lampe au beurre de yak/Butter Lamp / Wei HU / Fiction / 0:15:00 / France/China
I LOVE YU / Irena Skoric / Fiction / 0:15:00 / Croatia
Waking Marshall Walker / Bjorn Thorstad, Gabriel Baron / Fiction / 0:16:23 / USA
How I Didn't Become A Piano Player / Tommaso Pitta , Tommaso Pitta / Fiction / 0:17:30 / United Kingdom
THIRTEEN BLUE / Jacqueline Lentzou / Fiction / 0:17:51 / Greece
Far West - A True Western / Wesley Rodrigues / Animation / 0:18:25 / Brazil
HABANA / Edouard Salier / Experimental / 0:22:00 / France
Puff puff pass / Thomas Daneskov / Fiction / 0:26:07 / Denmark
La part de l'ombre / Olivier Smolders / Documentary / 0:28:00 / Belgium
Our curse / Tomasz Sliwinski / Documentary / 0:30:00 / Poland

Family & Children Programme
FILM TITLE / DIRECTOR / GENRE / RUNTIME / MAIN COUNTRY OF PRIDUCTION
by RunTime Order

Forward, March! / Pierrick Barbin, Rimelle Khayat, Loic Le Goff, Guillaume Lenoel, Garrick Rawlingson / Animation / 0:04:21 / France
Welcome to The Snowman Party / Tokio Heidi / Animation / 0:05:00 / Japan
By Your Side / Tsuneo Goda / Animation / 0:05:46 / Japan
Captain Fish / John Banana / Animation / 0:07:20 / France
THE GUM / Olga Makarchuk / Animation / 0:07:45 / Ukraine
Hinata no Aoshigure / Hiroyasu Ishida / Animation / 0:17:57 / Japan
The Dam Keeper / Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo / Animation / 0:17:57 / USA
Little Kyota Errand Hood / Satsuki Okawa / Fiction / 0:20:00 / Japan

Asian Programme
FILM TITLE / DIRECTOR / GENRE / RUNTIME / MAIN COUNTRY OF PRIDUCTION
by RunTime Order

Safe / Byounggon MOON / Fiction / 0:13:00 / Korea (south)
CITA / ANDI BURHAMZAH / Fiction / 0:14:55 / Indonesia
Rollerblade / Seungmi Lim / Fiction / 0:20:30 / Korea (south)
I can't live without a dream / Kin Long Chan / Fiction / 0:30:00 / China, Hong Kong
Stay Home or Go to the Moon / kevin yeh / Fiction / 0:06:00 / Taiwan

[ Modified: Sep, 14 ]

OUT OF COMPETITION

ASIAN Typhoon Programme
FILM TITLE / DIRECTOR / GENRE / RUNTIME / MAIN COUNTRY OF PRIDUCTION
by RunTime Order

Suzi / Shinjoung Kim / Fiction / 0:10:08 / Korea (south)
Outpost / Shiva Bajpai / Fiction / 0:16:13 / India
Performerz / Huang Ting-Chun / Fiction / 0:26:00 / Taiwan
Maggots / Hyun-sub Kang / Fiction / 0:08:21 / Korea (south)
Sprout / Ga Eun Yoon / Fiction / 0:19:58 / Korea (south)

[ Modified: Sep, 14 ]

Sapporo International Art Festival Collaborative Programme
FILM TITLE / DIRECTOR / GENRE / RUNTIME / MAIN COUNTRY OF PRIDUCTION
by RunTime Order

00:08 / Yutaro KUBO / Animation / 0:05:19 / Japan
phasmata / Ida Cuéllar / Fiction / 0:03:30 / Spain
PORTRAIT / Donato Sansone / Experimental / 0:02:51 / Italy
Process / Dave Corbett, John Beavers / Fiction / 0:01:43 / USA
Absent Minded / Roberto Catani / Animation / 0:07:50 / Italy
Single # Double # Triple / APOTROPIA / Experimental / 0:10:00 / Italy
Dancing in Paris / ELISABETH DESBIENS / Experimental / 0:05:26 / France/Canada
The Voyage (In the End: The Beginning) / Po-Yen WANG / Experimental / 0:06:37 / Taiwan
On the Other Side of the Woods / Anu-Laura Tuttelberg / Animation / 0:10:09 / Estonia

Sapporo International Art Festival

Market Screening
Market recommendations
FILM TITLE / DIRECTOR / GENRE / RUNTIME / MAIN COUNTRY OF PRIDUCTION
by RunTime Order

SAPPORO Short Docs
Winter / Cristina Picchi / Documentary / 0:11:27 / Russia / 2013
Xenos / Mahdi Fleifel / Documentary / 0:12:05 / UK / 2013
Little Miss Piggy / Ellen Vloet / Documentary / 0:17:50 / Netherlands / 2013
Florentijn Hofman: Larger Than Life / Ellen Vloet / Documentary / 0:22:56 / Netherlands / 2013
Sharukh on The Road to Happiness / Andre Hormann / Documentary / 0:25:00 / Germany / 2013
Jambo Amani / UNAI ARANZADI / Documentary Historical / 0:29:00 / Spain / 2013
La Casa de la Felicitat / Joan Soler / Documentary / 0:29:00 / Spain / 2013
Scars of Cambodia / Alexandre Liebert / Documentary / 0:30:00 / France / 2014

DAM Cinema Selection
Shame and glasses / Alessandro Riconda / Fiction / 0:07:03 / Italy
Chairity / Sebastian Klinger, Simon Reinker, Tobias Grimm / Fiction / 0:05:53 / Switzerland
Mr. Plastimime / Daniel Greaves / Animation / 0:09:42 / United kingdom /
Laznia / Tomasz Ducki / Animation / 0:04:00 / Poland
EIDEANN / ALVARO GRANADOS / Animation / 0:05:00 / Spain
Angel or Demon / Pascal Forney / Fiction / 0:09:00 / Switzerland
BIGEETY / Maurice Huvelin / Animation / 0:03:00 / France
Notice / Hampus Lager / Fiction / 0:03:06 / Sweden
THE GUM / Olga Makarchuk / Animation / 0:07:45 / Ukraine
In Passing / Alan Miller / Fiction / 0:05:00 / USA
Cat In The Bag / Nils Skapans / Animation / 0:06:50 / Latvia
INERTIAL LOVE / Cesar Jose Esteban Alenda, Esteban Alenda / Fiction / 0:06:00 / Spain
Dip N' Dance / Hugo Cierzniak / Animation / 0:06:15 / France
Ghost Hour / Nils Skapans / Animation / 0:07:25 / Latvia

Comedy & Horror
CARETOS / Luis Sanchez-Polack / Fiction / 0:05:46 / Spain
La recette / Thibault Lejeune / Fiction / 0:07:37 / France
White Swan / Olivier LALLART / Fiction / 0:12:50 / France
The tomato / Olga Zhurba / Fiction / 0:13:11 / Ukraine
The Trap / Dmitry Korabelnikov / Fiction / 0:14:00 / Russia
BABY PHONE / Olivier Casas / Fiction / 0:14:58 / France
Ghost Train / Lee Cronin / Fiction / 0:16:01 / Ireland




SAPPORO Short Fest presents "UGC Award 2014" open call!!


2014_UGCaward_logo.jpg


We will start taking new entries for "UGC Award 2014".


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). We re-name CGM award as UGC (User Generated Contents) award as one of the program in 9th SAPPORO Short Fest.


[Online Entry]
Click HERE to move to online entry form.
Open: July 18, 2014, 15:00pm JST
Deadline: August 31, 2014 JST
Extended deadline: September 13, 2014 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 2014. 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.


[Entry Regulations]
- The singing synthesizer software has to be used in the work.
- The image product has to be an original.
- Copyright has to be clear with illustration and music.*1
- The length of the video or film has to be within 30 minutes.
- The video or film is published on the website.
- Resolution of the video will be more than 1024 x 768 pixels.
- A director or a group of directors can submit only one video or film.

*1: Copyright of all the illustrations, character design, music, 3DCG data, movie data and etc. in the submitted film has to be clear. The festival office is responsible for managing these copies and has the right to show them to a third party only for its promotional purpose.

Support: Crypton Future Media, INC.


Award titles from last year

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For any inquiry, please send a mail from the "CONTACT" above.




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