Call for Entry

17th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market – Call for Entry 2022

The Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market (Japan) is accepting short films until May 30th, 2022.

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.

General Rules:
– Short Films must be completed after January 1st, 2020.
– Short Films shouldn’t exceed 30 minutes including credits.
– 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.
– All international, non-japanese productions films should submit via FilmFreeway.
– Screening formats Appe ProRes or H.264, No DCP.
Submission Fees & Deadlines:

* For FilmFreeway Gold Members

Notification Date: August 31st, 2022

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here:

We remind readers that the 17th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market will take place online and on site from October 7 – 10, 2022 in Sapporo, Japan.

To see other Calls please follow the next link: “Call For Entries”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.