Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tokyo gets ready for the 11th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival

by Chris MaGee

Now going into it's second decade Tokyo's Short Shorts Film Festival is getting ready to bring short films from around the globe to four theatres in the Japanese capital from June 4th to 14th. Those attending will be able to catch nearly 100 films from countries as diverse as Spain, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and Germany as well as extensive representation from across Asia.

Fans of Japanese film lucky enough to be attending will not just be able to enjoy the twelve shorts competing in the Japan's Competition Program, but they'll also get the NEO Japan Program featuring up and coming young filmmakers, as well as the FC Tokyo Program and the Short Story Nagoya Program, the line-ups for which are still to be announced.

What's great for people who aren't making the trip to this year's fest is that the vast majority of the films in this year's line-up have 1-minute video previews on the 11th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival website. Check it out here.

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