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15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market – Call for Entry 2020

sapporo_call2019The Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market (Japan) is accepting short films until April 30th, 2020. Here you can find more information about their call for entry.

About the festival:
The Sapporo International Short Film Festival continues to attract between 2800 and 3500 entries per year across all genres cementing its reputation as one of Japan and Asia`s largest and most respected showcases of short form cinema. The festival offers one of the best opportunities available for filmmakers looking to expose their creative works to large audiences and to submit for appraisal by high profile international jury members in the heart of the burgeoning Asian transnational film scene.

Since its inception in 2006, the festival has received more than 35,000 entries from 141 countries and boasts an average annual festival audience of more than 10,000 film enthusiasts. The high volume of entries each year allows for the curation of an extensive and diverse array of programs of both Japanese and International films of the highest quality in various competitive categories. Selected films are professionally showcased, subtitled in Japanese, and screened in state of the art cinema surrounds.

The Japanese and International programs in competition are complimented by specially curated programs by festival and industry partners from around the world, an extensive selection of off- theatre Japanese shorts programs, along with numerous industry workshops and seminars. A total of around 150-200 films are screened each year in competition and in one-off boutique programs.

General Rules:
– Short Films must be completed after January 1st, 2019.
– Short Films shouldn’t exceed 30 minutes.
– The Festival accepts all genres, including music video.
– If the dialogue language is not English, preview copy and screening film must be subtitled in English.
– No premiere status required in Japan and accept web streamed shorts as well.
– All submissions will be registered to the short film market.
– Short Films can be submitted via FilmFreeway.
Submission Fees & Deadlines:

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Notification Date: July 31st, 2020.

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://sapporoshortfest.jp/pr/2020/ssf2020_regulations_FFW_EN_01.pdf

To submit your films please follow the next link: https://filmfreeway.com/Sapporoshortfest

 

We remind readers that the 15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market will take place from October 13th – 18th, 2020 in Sapporo, Japan.

Too see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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