Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood Held at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles


The 2019 Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood -- co-presented by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles – was held at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.


The festival opened with “Master Class with Naomi Kawase: The Possibilities of Film,” which featured a screening of two films by celebrated Japanese director Naomi Kawase and a Q&A led by Akira Mizuta Lippit, the Vice Dean and Professor of School of Cinematic Arts and Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California.


Later that evening, the festival program continued with greetings by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles President Yuko Kaifu and Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles Akira Chiba. Noting how the Short Shorts Film Festival’s debut outside of Asia was in Hollywood in 2002, Consul General Chiba welcomed the festival back to the entertainment capital of the world. He also praised the festival as a bridge that brings together filmmakers, creators and audiences from around the world.


Festivalgoers enjoyed the screening of four short films: “Canaria” by Daishi Matsunaga," "Benjamin’s Last Day at Katong Swimming Complex" by Yee Wei Chai, "The Human Face" by Aline Pimentel and "Lies" by Naomi Kawase.


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