SHORT SHORTS (SHORTS)
CAAM is proud to partner with one of Japan’s premier film showcases: SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL. Started in 1999, SSFF’s mission is to shine a light on the art of short filmmaking. With prestigious screenings all around the globe, from Malaysia to Mexico, we are thrilled to present these new Japanese storytellers.
In This Program
Tsuyoshi Nakakuki / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Family, Narrative, Short / 20 minsA disparate and estranged family whose independent lives fail to cross paths. That is until one day they make a sudden, out of the ordinary trip. This may sound like a common story but for this family it's one of great importance, as they are given the chance to reaffirm family bonds.
Kazuhisa Kotera / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Narrative, Short / 19 minsChildren cannot go outside besides to attend school – that's the rule of this modern society, which has lost all sense of time. With no conception of what nightfall, seasons or time are, one day Natsuko decides to run away in order to discover a world full of changes.
Liliana Suizbach / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Narrative, Short / 12 minsTwo football teams from Tokyo head to a football pitch by the sea in Kozu Island. During the match, a young player, Kazu, has to play against his hometown team. How will Kazu perform in front of his local community in such a situation?
A.T. / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Comedy, Drama, Narrative, Short / 24 minsDuring a location tour sponsored by Ibaraki Prefecture, Nagayama is mistaken for the acclaimed director Shinohara and taken onto a tour bus to mentor the young creators on board. Meanwhile, the real Shinohara chases after them.
Ken Ochiai / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / 15 minsVerona Girls’ High School has been holding its legendary theater festival for 120 years. Julie and Yuri are competing with each other to appear as the star of the play. When they find out the school will become co-educational and a male transfer student appears, the battle intensifies.