Awards: Watch cinematic ‘Tokyo Rain,’ winner of the best Short Award in Short Shorts Film Festival Asia 2022

TOKYO, JAPAN — Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, has announced its festival winners.

Now in its 24th year, the theme of the film festival is “Meta Cinema: Transcending, Discovering, and Beginning.” With the advancement of online measures, the festival wanted to implement new ways to create a platform where people can experience the future of visual filmmaking in a more three-dimensional way and find new styles of entertainment to create a visual culture together between the creators and the viewers.


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This year, 257 submissions were received from all over the world, and the winner of the Cinematic Tokyo best Short Award (Governor of Tokyo Award) was “Tokyo Rain,” directed by Michel Wilde and Robert Schneider of Switzerland. Bessho introduced the film by saying, “It is a story about a businessman who falls asleep at his desk in his office at night and has a nightmare that Tokyo is caught in a flood.” Bessho also praised the quality of the film. “The graphic beauty of the images and the elements of environmental issues are excellent!”

SSFF & ASIA has co-sponsored the Cinematic Tokyo Competition since 2016 with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as a competition to promote the Tokyo Brand, a tourism policy of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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