Short Film Submissions
Set in 1945, Daiki & Sam frustrated by the never ending confines of the Gila River Japanese internment camp, decide to chance a naive exit.
In “Home,” artist and filmmaker Kyoko Takenaka unveils a visual and sonic portrait of belonging and memory in four chapters.
Girl A sneaks out of her repressive town and meets Girl B, who opens her eyes to the world around her. After that magical night Girl A decides to leave the town she’s always know to be with someone she truly loves.
A father and a son return from the crematory. The father made rice balls for his son, but the shape was also round and big. The son feels a sense of incompatibility with the taste different from rice balls made by his mother.
Pachinko - パチンコ
A visitor immersed in Tokyo considers how the heavy set of implicit rules might take a toll on the individual psyche and mess with human instincts.
Mental Sketch - メンタルスケッチ
"MASATO is looking for his girlfriend, who disappeared without saying anything. An unknown light-emitting creature, named MOPIE, follows him, and they go around the world to find her."
Odayaka-Ya - おだやか家
The Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku on March 11, 2011 completely changed our values and the way we see things.
KEISUKE is a college student who has a special gift of sharing one week of his life to other people. Can he save the people? or not...