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Short Shorts Film Festival offers diversity

By: Bill Charles

Date Posted: 2007-07-14

There's bound to be something for everyone at this week's Short Shorts Film Festival Asia 2007.

Comedy, suspense, detective genre, animation and more are all packed into three days worth of movie viewing at the Sakurazaka Movie Theater in downtown Naha City Friday through Sunday.

Now in its seventh year, the festiaval sanctioned by the American Academy Award holders has films as short as only a minute, and as long as a half-hour, offering producers a moment in the limelight.

For some, such as Quentin Tarantino, popularity and fame are a result. One of Hollywood’s top producers, George Lucas, has been supporting the Short Short Film Festival Asia with more than 20 of his films.

Sakurazaki Central Live House is working in collaboration with the festival this year, offering live music and fashion a series of parties. The pre-festival gala began last weekend at Sakurazaki Central, and will wrap up the festival on the 29th with a big closing starting at 8 p.m. Short Shorts Film Festival closing tickets at the Live House are ¥3,000.

Films being screened at Sakurazaka Theater Hall A run throughout the weekend, with each program 100 minutes long. Advance tickets for one film are ¥1,200, and two films ¥2,200. Tickets at the door are ¥1,500 for each film.

An Okinawa-produced movie, Ryukyu Cowboy, will be shown during the festival. A film by Gori, Detective Buggy, was nominated in last year’s festival.

Festival details are on the internet at http://ssffokinawa2007.ti-da.net. Information is also available from the Sakurazaka Theater 860-9555, and from the Okinawa Short Shorts Film Committee at 862-3449. Tickets are available at Mitsukoshi and Ryubo Department Stores, as well as from Family Mart and Lawson locations.

The Short Shorts Film Festival in Okinawa was launched in 2000, only the second time in Japan. The then-novel short film concept to Japanese audiences proved popular with local movie-goers, causing organizers to stage five festival locations across Japan in 2000. The festival remains popular, with a series of Short Shorts Film Festivals in Japan this year. Tokyo has already hosted four festivals since mid-June. Other festival locations have included Nagoya, Sapporo and Matsumoto.

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