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SSF2021 Official Selection / International Films

September 15, 2020

We proudly announce 16th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market / SSF2021 Official Selection. Total submissions: 2,960 films.
Selected films are 113 Films from 36 countries and regions including 30 Japanese films.

16th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market
Official Selection

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Film Title | Director | Genre, Style | Contry | Year | RunTime | Student film

Australia
TUNABLE MIMOID | Animation/Experimental | Australia | 2020 | 0:06:40

Austria
METUBE 3: AUGUST SINGS "UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA" | Daniel Moshel | Music video | Austria | 2020 | 0:10:00

Belgium
THE NIPPLE WHISPERER | Fiction | Belgium | 2020 | 0:15:00

Bulgaria
UNDER THE SAME ROOF | Fiction | Bulgaria | 2020 | 0:25:26

Canada
TALK TO ME | Fiction | Canada | 2020 | 0:13:51
GIRLS SHOULDN'T WALK ALONE AT NIGHT | Fiction | Canada | 2020 | 0:17:22

China
NIGHT IS YOUNG | Fiction | China | 2020 | 0:25:25

Colombia
SON OF SODOM | Documentary | Colombia | 2020 | 0:15:00

Finland
VERDICT 30001: THE COOKIES | Fiction | Finland | 2020 | 0:09:13

France
HEART OF GOLD | Animation | France | 2020 | 0:12:45
MAALBEEK | Animation/Experimental | France | 2020 | 0:15:51
VO | Documentary | France | 2021 | 0:19:00 | Student Film
FREE FALL | Fiction | France | 2021 | 0:19:20
PRINCESS OF JERUSALEM | Fiction | France | 2021 | 0:26:26
LITTLE BEAR | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:27:11

France, Belgium
YOU'RE DEAD HELEN | Fiction | France, Belgium | 2021 | 0:24:12

Germany
TOP DOWN MEMORY | Experimental | Germany | 2020 | 0:12:20 | Student Film

India
ANITA | Fiction | India | 2020 | 0:17:34

Iran
THE KITES | Fiction | Iran | 2020 | 0:13:59
NIGHTLY WHISPERS | Fiction | Iran | 2021 | 0:16:30

Israel
FUJINOYAMAI (INCURABLE DISEASE) | Documentary | Israel | 2020 | 0:28:42

Kenya
A GUIDE TO DINING OUT IN NAIROBI | Fiction | Kenya | 2020 | 0:10:30

Korea (south)
SALVIA AT NINE | Animation | Korea (south) | 2020 | 0:06:39
GEORGIA | Fiction | Korea (south) | 2020 | 0:29:00

Kyrgyzstan
SALVADOR DALI | Fiction | Kyrgyzstan | 2021 | 0:19:00

Luxembourg
PIGEON THERAPY | Fiction | Luxembourg | 2021 | 0:19:36

Netherlands
WHY DIDN'T YOU STAY FOR ME? | Documentary | Netherlands | 2020 | 0:25:00 | Student Film

Palestine
BETHLEHEM 2001 | Fiction | Palestine | 2020 | 0:14:00

Poland
YOUR OWN BULLSHIT | Animation | Poland | 2020 | 0:06:26
BEYOND IS THE DAY | Fiction | Poland | 2020 | 0:25:00

Russia
NAIDA | Fiction | Russia | 2020 | 0:20:00
MOUSETRAP ON THE DARKNET | Fiction | Russia | 2020 | 0:29:59

Slovak Republic
THE SILENCE | Fiction | Slovak Republic | 2020 | 0:22:28

Spain
LOS BENGALAS | Fiction | Spain | 2020 | 0:20:00
BARBUDOS | Documentary | Spain | 2020 | 0:22:49

Thailand
RED ANINSRI; OR, TIPTOEING ON THE STILL TREMBLING BERLIN WALL | Fiction | Thailand | 2020 | 0:29:00

Turkey
I GOTTA LOOK GOOD FOR THE APOCALYPSE | Animation | Turkey | 2021 | 0:04:00

UK
OSTRICH THEORY | Fiction | UK | 2021 | 0:08:00
LITTLE BERLIN | Fiction | UK | 2020 | 0:13:00
STOLEN FISH | Documentary | UK | 2020 | 0:30:00

Uruguay
MADE IN CHINA | Fiction | Uruguay | 2020 | 0:07:00

USA
RETRIBUTION | Fiction | USA | 0:18:16 | Student Film
THE LETTER ROOM | Fiction | USA | 2020 | 0:30:00


FAMILY & CHILDREN programme

Czech Republic
RUBIC'S CUBE | Animation | Czech Republic | 2021 | 0:01:46 | Student film

France
THE SOURCE OF THE MOUNTAINS | Animation | France | 2020 | 0:07:02 | Student film
MIGRANTS | Animation | France | 2020 | 0:08:22 | student film

Japan
POLAR BEAR BEARS BOREDOM | Koji Yamamura | Animation | Japan | 2021 | 0:06:59

Korea (south)
MY DREAM, MY FART | Animation | Korea (south) | 2020 | 0:05:02 | Student film

Netherlands
INK | Animation | Netherlands | 2020 | 0:02:20

Qatar
AL TABBAB | Animation | Qatar | 2021 | 0:07:14

Russia
NESTLING | Animation | Russia | 2020 | 0:06:35 | Student film

Spain
FLY | Animation | Spain | 2020 | 0:15:00

Switzerland
BEMOL | Animation | Switzerland | 2021 | 0:05:47


OUT OF COMPETITION [THEMATIC PROGRAMMES]

Mystery Zone programme
UNTITLED EARTH SIM 64 | Jonathan Wilhelmsson | Fiction, Comedy | Sweden | 2021 | 0:06:27
BEFORE WE LEAVE | Natalia Gurkina | Fiction, Drama | Russia | 2021 | 0:09:24
BODY OF THE MINED | Eric Jungmann | Fiction, Sci-Fi | USA | 2020 | 0:15:00
THE FOLLOWING YEAR | Miguel Campaña | Fiction, Sci-Fi | Spain | 2021 | 0:22:00


SSF-DOCS, World Documentary programme
MADE FOR WALKING | Botiveau, Baillot | Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:17:00
BABA | Sarah Blok, LIsa Konno | Documentary Portrait | Netherlands | 2020 | 0:13:59
BLACK SUMMER | Chris Phillips | Documentary Portrait | Australia | 2021 | 0:17:07
MERAK | Dzhovani Gospodinov | Documentary | Luxembourg | 2020 | 0:22:11
HAEBERLI | Moritz Mueller-Preisser | Documentary, Portrait | Germany | 2020 | 0:29:22 | Student film


SDGs programme
TOKE | NONO | Documentary, Dance | UK | 2021 | 0:06:42
BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT | Ilja Willems | Documentary | USA | 2020 | 0:13:00
OUTSWING | Samar Minallah Khan | Documentary | Pakistan | 2021 | 0:25:45
A GIFT FROM NUMAYAMA | Emil Kurihara, Travis, R, Matsumoto | Documentary, Environmental | Japan | 2020 | 0:27:23 | Student film
MAMA | Pablo de la Chica | Documentary | Spain | 2020 | 0:29:00


CORONA, COVID-19 programme
PLEASE LIVE | Yu Shibuya | Experimental, Video Art | Japan | 2020 | 0:02:53
SAD BEAUTY | Arjan Brentjes | Animation | Netherlands | 2020 | 0:09:50
THE WAKE OF YOSHIKAWA. | Isao Kusakari | Fiction, Drama | Japan | 2020 | 0:14:07
THREE METERS AND A FEW CENTIMETERS | Mostafa Salehi nezhad | Documentary | Iran | 2020 | 0:17:55
KILLING TIME | TIM CRAGG | Fiction | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:21:56
PALETTE | Yurugu Matsumoto | Fiction, Drama | Japan | 2020 | 0:22:18

* Films below are also included in this programme
* BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT | Ilja Willems | Documentary | USA | 2020 | 0:13:00
* I GOTTA LOOK GOOD FOR THE APOCALYPSE | Ayce Kartal | Animation | Turkey | 2021 | 0:04:00
* OSTRICH THEORY | Simon Ellis | Fiction, Sci-Fi | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:08:00


Drunken Night programme
WOLF IN DUDE'S CLOTHING | Solmund MacPherson | Fiction | Canada | 2021 | 0:12:57
WHEN THE MOON WAS GIBBOUS | Erika Grace Strada | Animation | Denmark | 2021 | 0:03:41 | Student film
THE KILLER IN CURSED WATER | Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat | Fiction, Comedy | France | 2020 | 0:14:50
SEXY SUSHI セクシーな寿司 | Calleen Koh, Amanda Teo | Animation, Comedy | Singapore | 2020 | 0:03:07 | Student film
PUSH | Anastasia Bunce, Eleri Shone | Fiction | Uk | 2021 | 0:07:41
ARIA | Christopher Poole | Fiction, Horror | Uk | 2021 | 0:13:25

* Film below is also included in this programme
* METUBE 3: AUGUST SINGS "UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA" | Daniel Moshel | Music video | Austria | 2020 | 0:10:00

Horror programme
WHOLE BODY CRIMINAL | Matsuno Yukito | Fiction, Drama | Japan | 2020 | 0:01:45 | Student film
HAIRY MONSTER | Oh Jisook Kim | Fiction, Horror | Korea (south) | 2020 | 0:24:58 | Student film

* Film below is also included in this programme
YOU'RE DEAD HELEN | Michiel Blanchart | Fiction, Comedy | France | 2021 | 0:24:12


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PROGRAMMER'S DELIGHT

We would like to express thank all the films below that give us great suffer to select SSF 2021 official selection. The listed films are not selected but we are willing to mention these great films. We are really appreciate all the great works and contributions.

by RunTime order

/// Animation
When the moon was gibbous | Erika Grace Strada | Animation | Denmark | 2021
BENZTOWN | Gottfried Mentor | Animation | Germany | 2020
Mr. Pete & the Iron Horse | Kilian Vilim | Animation | Switzerland | 2020
Recoding Entropia (2D version) | François Vautier | Animation | France | 2020
Gold Is Eating People | Su Xia | Animation | China | 2020
Under the skin, the bark | Franck Dion | Animation | France | 2021
My friend who shines in the night | Grégoire DE BERNOUIS, Jawed BOUDAOUD, Simon CADILHAC, Hélène LEDEVIN | Animation | France | 2020
KKUM | KIM Kang-min | Animation | Korea (south) | 2020
SCUM MUTATION | Ov | Animation | France | 2020
Nuevo Rico | Kristian Mercado | Animation | USA | 2021
NIGHT BUS | Joe Hsieh | Animation | Taiwan | 2020


/// Documentary
2020: Plague Odyssey | Anwei Luo | Documentary | USA | 2021 | 0:05:23
Filamento | Carlos Santana de Mora | Documentary | Spain | 2020 | 0:07:00
The light of Masao Nakagawa | Hideki Nakazaki | Documentary | Peru | 2021 | 0:08:30
Lost in Latgale | Daniel Milton | Documentary | Sweden | | 0:09:30
Hands-on | Lessandro Socrates | Documentary | Canada | 2021 | 0:09:51
Scars | Alex Anna | Documentary | Canada | 2020 | 0:10:00
Atomic Cafe: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town | Akira Boch, Tadashi Nakamura | Documentary | USA | 2020 | 0:10:00
Gioja22 | Stefano De Felici | Documentary | Italy | 2020 | 0:10:55
Letter to Shaheen Bagh [English Subtitled] | Syed Jazib Ali, Furqan Faridi | Documentary | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:11:42
SON CHANT | Vivian Ostrovsky | Documentary | USA | 2020 | 0:12:46
Against the Tide | Giulia Candussi | Documentary | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:13:24
2020: A Covid Space Odyssey | Alina Manolache, Vladimir Potop | Documentary | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:14:30
The Floating World | Fernando Souza, Pablo Curto | Documentary | Japan | 2021 | 0:14:57
I won't remain alone | Yaser Talebi | Documentary | Iran | 2021 | 0:15:00
New Title : Listen To the Beat of our Images | Audrey Jean-Baptiste, Maxime JEAN-BAPTISTE | Documentary | Guinea | 2020 | 0:15:29
Extra | Nacho Fernández | Documentary | Spain | 2021 | 0:15:52
Still Processing | Sophy Romvari | Documentary | Canada | 2020 | 0:17:00
The Scarecrows | Dan Hodgson | Documentary | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:17:40
Leavers | Kezia Zurbrügg | Documentary | Switzerland | 2020 | 0:18:33
Generation 328 | Veranika Nikanava | Documentary | Belarus | 2020 | 0:18:35
My Own Landscapes | Antoine Chapon | Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:18:42
A little bit of Paradise | Andrzej Cichocki | Documentary | Poland | 2020 | 0:19:00
The reel 11004 | Mirabelle Fréville | Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:19:00
Nanmin | Adam Shaw | Documentary | USA | 2021 | 0:19:22
Woman | Raúl de la Fuente Calle | Documentary | Spain | 2020 | 0:20:00
Desert Dogs | Samuel Morris | Documentary | Switzerland | 2020 | 0:20:00
Ulisses | Joan Bover | Documentary | Spain | 2020 | 0:20:55
STORGETNYA | Hovig Hagopian | Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:21:10
Gangnam Beauty | Yan Tomaszewski | Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:23:11
Spokespeople | Ryan Mekenian | Documentary | USA | 2020 | 0:23:30
The struggle against myself | Paul Nouhet | Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:23:50
Castaways of Kerch | stefano conca bonizzoni | Documentary | Italy | 2020 | 0:25:00
PASAIA | Giulia Grossmann | Documentary | France | 2021 | 0:25:06
Chorea | Marina Ledrein | Documentary | France | 2021 | 0:27:19
BASTION | Thomas DUCASTEL | Documentary | France | 2021 | 0:28:00
Useless Opera Singers | Pablo Serret de Ena | Documentary | Denmark | 2021 | 0:28:00
Random Patrol | Yohan Guignard | Documentary | France | 2020 | 0:30:00
Abyssal | Alejandro Alonso | Documentary | France | 2021 | 0:30:00
Second | André Martins | Documentary | Portugal | 2020 | 0:30:00


/// Experimental
Walking from Paris to Brest | Vincent Le Port | Experimental | France | 2021 | 0:06:45
The Outtake | Alecs Nastoiu | Experimental | Romania | 2021 | 0:09:05
FRACTURE | Rony TANIOS | Experimental | France | 2020 | 0:09:59
Progressive Touch | Michael Portnoy | Experimental | Austria | 2020 | 0:12:49
Identibye | Sajjad Shahhatami | Experimental | Iran | 2020 | 0:15:00
The credentials | Manuel Ferrari | Experimental | Argentina | 2020 | 0:19:00
Clark of Green Gables | kenji ouellet | Experimental | Germany | 2021 | 0:23:00
Trees Under Water | Julian Simon Pache | Experimental | Germany | 2021 | 0:24:24


/// Fiction
Motorcyclist's Happiness Won't Fit Into His Suit | Gabriel Herrera | Fiction | Mexico | 2021 | 0:10:00
Silento | Esteban Garcia Vernaza | Fiction | Colombia | | 0:11:00
god@mail.com | Roger Gariépy | Fiction | Canada | 2021 | 0:11:14
Teddy | Milda Baginskaite | Fiction | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:12:30
RUN | Emma Miranda Moore | Fiction | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:12:48
Aria | Christopher Poole | Fiction | United kingdom | 2021 | 0:13:25
Eggshell (Sub Eng) | Ryan William Harris | Fiction | Ireland | 2020 | 0:13:40
Cornbread | Brandon Steiner | Fiction | USA | 2020 | 0:14:31
Night on Fire | Martin Kuba, Eva Josefikova | Fiction | Czech Republic | 2020 | 0:14:57
Motorway 65 | Evi Kalogiropoulou | Fiction | Greece | | 0:14:57
Faranak | Mehrnoush Alia | Fiction | Iran | 2020 | 0:15:00
Empiric | Ioana Țurcan | Fiction | Romania | 2021 | 0:15:00
The Moogai | Jon Bell | Fiction | Australia | | 0:15:00
how I lost my virginity | Claire Chubbuck | Fiction | USA | 2020 | 0:15:00
CHARON | Yannick Karcher | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:15:42
This Will Be my Last Cigarette | Joscha Bongard, Alma Buddecke | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:15:54
We're not animals | Noé Debré | Fiction | France | 2021 | 0:16:00
ON A ROLL | Ignacio Estaregui | Fiction | Spain | 2020 | 0:17:00
Intolerance | Stanislav Bytiutskyi | Fiction | Ukraine | 2020 | 0:17:14
Moon in the cloud | Liliya Roys | Fiction | Canada | 2021 | 0:17:20
Ink Ocean | Ivan Sosnin | Fiction | Russia | 2021 | 0:17:22
Angelos At Christmas | FOTIS ZAMPETAKIS | Fiction | Greece | 2020 | 0:17:58
Like the Ones I Used to Know | Annie St-Pierre | Fiction | Canada | 2020 | 0:18:00
ES MUSS (it must) | Jumana Issa, Flavio Luca Marano | Fiction | Switzerland | 2020 | 0:18:06
BOYDEM | Yael Nivron | Fiction | Israel | 2020 | 0:18:59
Heated - a sauna session | Katharina Bischof | Fiction | Germany | 2021 | 0:19:00
Stuffed | Theo Rhys | Fiction | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:19:14
Cerberus | Kaspar Ainelo | Fiction | Estonia | 2021 | 0:19:20
Serguei | Lucas Fabiani | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:19:30
Apallou | Niko Avgoustidis | Fiction | Greece | 2021 | 0:19:34
Hawaiian Soul | ʻĀina Paikai | Fiction | USA | 2020 | 0:20:00
BIRD OF PARADISE | Mareike | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:22:00
The Great Artist | Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri | Fiction | United kingdom | 2020 | 0:23:00
The Dreams Of Lonely People | Marek Leszczewski | Fiction | Poland | | 0:23:44
The Criminals | Serhat Karaaslan | Fiction | Turkey | 2021 | 0:24:00
The Stone | Bartosz Kozera | Fiction | Poland | 2020 | 0:24:00
HOME TO YOU | Olivier Bonnaud | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:24:00
Hairy Monster | Oh Jisook Kim | Fiction | Korea (south) | 2020 | 0:24:58
The Departure | Said Hamich | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:25:00
This other winter | BRIERE BORDIER Margo | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:25:00
A questo punto | Pablo Cotten, Joseph Rozé | Fiction | France | | 0:26:00
The ICE CREAM STOP | Raul Perez | Fiction | USA | 2021 | 0:26:26
Good son | Mikael Gaudin | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:27:17
Les Mots Croisés | Nicolas Engel | Fiction | France | | 0:28:16
No More God in Doctor | Marion Le Corroller | Fiction | France | | 0:28:23
Noamia | Antonio Galdamez | Fiction | Poland | 2020 | 0:29:00
Ismail's Dilemma | Dhimitri Ismailaj | Fiction | Albania | | 0:30:00
The Last Whistle | Karol Lindholm | Fiction | Poland | 2020 | 0:30:00
Love hurts | Elsa Rysto | Fiction | France | 2020 | 0:30:00
Alice and The Frog | Olga Bołądź | Fiction | Poland | 2020 | 0:29:00


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Thank you so much for your submission.