Summertime And The Livin’ Is Easy…With So Many Films!

I’d like to share with you several film screening events that are taking place this summer, some taking place starting this evening!

The first few are all related to Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018.

Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) is an Academy Awards accredited short film festival that has been held annually for the past 20 years. Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF&ASIA) was established in 2004 with support from Tokyo Metropolitan Government to create an international platform for Asian filmmaking talents to share their work.

SSFF & ASIA 2018 was held at 8 venues in Tokyo from June 4th ~ June 24th. This year over 10,000 short film submissions from over 130 countries and regions were made, and about 250 were shown. The Award Ceremony of the 20th SSFF & ASIA was held at Meiji Jingu Kaikan on June 17th, honoring films such as “Benjamin’s Last Day at Katong Swimming Complex” by Singaporean director Yee Wei Chai, winner of the world’s first George Lucas Award, the Grand Prix of SSFF & ASIA 2018.

See the award results for SSFF & ASIA 2018 here

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018 in Yokohama

This year’s award winning shorts will be screened in Yokohama from August 17th (Fri) to August 18th (Sat) at “Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018 in Yokohama” at the Yokohama Museum of Art Lecture Hall.


Screening Program List:

In addition to “SSFF & ASIA 2018 in Yokohama”, SSFF & ASIA award winning shorts will be screened in other events, as well.  First of those is this weekend at the “Shinjuku Cinema & Bar Week”

Shinjuku Cinema & Bar Week

Enjoy free outdoor film screenings with the twinkling Tokyo cityscape as the backdrop at “Shinjuku Cinema & Bar Week”. In addition to popular movies, SSFF & Asia short films will be screened tonight. Such films as:

“Perfectly Normal” by Joris Debeij

“Good Luck Mark” by Andres Salas

“The Showreel” by Keir Burrows

Screen @ Shinjuku Central Park

July 25 – “Wild Speed: Sky Mission (Fast & Furious 7)”

July 26 – “Back to the Future”

July 27 – Screening of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Short Films

July 28 – “Chef” (CANCELLED DUE TO TYPHOON 12)

Screen @ Shinjuku Southern Terrace

August 3rd (Fri), August 4th (Sat), 19:00 start

Screening of all 11 short films featured at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018

T&G Films ~a glass of movies~

“T&G Films” is a very unique short films screening event held in popular wedding venues all over Japan. Guests can enjoy award winning SSFF & Asia short films while sipping your favorite beverage. The following films, grouped into themes, will be screened:

“Kindness” Films

Film 1: “Will and Charity” by Vlamyr Vizcaya (Colombia)
Film 2: “Home Swim Home” by Valérie Leroy (France)
Film 3: “Motherly” by Navid Nikkhah Azad (Iran)
Film 4: “Pan-Demia” by Ruben Sainz (Spain)


“Happiness” Films

Film 1: “Orbit Ever After” by Jamie Magnus Stone (England)
Film 2: “Russian Roulette” by Ben Aston (England)
Film 3: “My Best Friend is Stuck on the Ceiling” by Matt Vesely (Australia)
Film 4: “FOUDROYÉS” by Bibo Bergeron (France)


Tokyo Screenings

Arkangel Daikanyama
August 18 (Sat), 18:00-19:00 – “Kindness”
1 Chome-4-6 Aobadai, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0042
Azabu Geihinkan
August 16th (Thur), 19:00-20:00 – “Kindness”
7 Chome-12-29 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032
Aoyama Geihinkan (Minami-Aoyama)
Coming Soon
4 Chome-9-26 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo 107-0062


Omotesando Terrace (Kita-Aoyama)
August 8th (Wed), 19:00-20:00 – “Happiness”
5 Chome-47-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
Arferique Shirogane
August 2nd (Thur), 12:30-14:30 – “Happiness”
4 Chome-19-19 Shirokanedai, Minato, Tokyo 108-0071
Trunk By Shoto Gallery (Shoto)
Coming Soon
1 Chome 5-4 Shoto, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0046
Hill Side Club Geihinkan White House (Hachioji)
Coming Soon
1 Chome 7 Minamino, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-0916


Kanto Region Screenings

The Season’s (Yokohama)
August 16th (Thur), 12:00-14:00 – “Kindness”
August 16th (Thur), 19:00-20:00 – “Kindness”
6-1 Nishihiranumachō, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 220-0024


Arkangel Geihinkan (Utsunomiya)
Coming Soon

Gardenhill Geihinkan (Omiya)
Coming Soon
4 Chome 230-1 Kishikicho, Omiya, Saitama, Saitama, 330-0843


Aeverir Geihinkan (Omiya)

July 26th (Thur), 18:30-19:30 – “Happiness”
3 Chome 11-16 Kamikizaki, Urawa, Saitama, Saitama 330-0071

Other Film Events

Yebisu Garden Picnic

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 7/27~8/19

Lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy this free outdoor film screening event taking place every weekend at Yebisu Garden Place Center.

Screening Schedule (All screenings from 19:30)

7/27 (Fri) – About Time
7/28 (Sat) – Teacher’s Diary (すれ違いのダイアリーズ)
7/29 (Sun) – A Dog’s Purpose(僕のワンダフルライフ)
8/3 (Fri) – 50 First Dates (50回目のファーストキス)
8/4 (Sat) – Populaire(タイピスト!)
8/5 (Sun) – Mr. Hulot’s Holiday(僕の伯父さんの休暇)
8/10 (Fri) – Bill Cunningham New York(ビル・カニンガム&ニューヨーク)
8/11 (Sat) – Blue Gate Crossing(藍色夏恋)
8/12 (Sun) – Breakfast at Tiffany’s(ティファニーで朝食を)
8/17 (Fri) – School of Rock(スクール・オブ・ロック)
8/18 (Sat) – The Young Girls of Rochefort(ロシュフォールの恋人たち)
8/19 (Sun) – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close(ものすこくうるさくて、ありえないほど近い)

Stardust Theater in Harumura(星空の映画祭)

Daily from 7/27~8/19, from 20:00

Held at the Yatsugatake Nature-Culture Park, the “Stardust Theater in Harumura” is an outdoor film screening event that takes place almost everyday from July 27th to August 19th. Spend the afternoon playing miniature golf and fun outdoor activities, and relax in the evening watching films in a natural theater!

7/27 (Fri) – The Greatest Showman(グレーテスト・ショーマン)
7/28 (Sat) – Coco(リメンバー・ミー)
7/29 (Sun) – Isle of Dogs (犬ヶ島)
7/30 (Mon) – The Last Waltz(ラスト・ワルツ)
7/31 (Tue) – The Other Side of Hope(希望のかなた)
8/1 (Wed) – Hidden Figures(ドリーム)
8/2 (Thur) – The Greatest Showman(グレーテスト・ショーマン)
8/3 (Fri) – CLOSED
8/4 (Sat) – CLOSED
8/5 (Sun) – Coco(リメンバー・ミー)
8/6 (Mon) – The Other Side of Hope(希望のかなた)
8/7 (Tue) – The Greatest Showman(グレーテスト・ショーマン)
8/8 (Wed) – Isle of Dogs (犬ヶ島)
8/9 (Thur) – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion(バーフバリ 王の凱旋)
8/10 (Fri) – Coco(リメンバー・ミー)
8/11 (Sat) – The Greatest Showman(グレーテスト・ショーマン)
8/12 (Sun) – Kids on the Slope(坂道のアポロン)
8/13 (Mon) – Coco(リメンバー・ミー)
8/14 (Tue) – Hidden Figures(ドリーム)
8/15 (Wed) – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion(バーフバリ 王の凱旋
8/16 (Thur) – Blanka(ブランカとギター弾き)
8/17 (Fri) – Coco(リメンバー・ミー)
8/18 (Sat) – The Greatest Showman(グレーテスト・ショーマン)
8/19 (Sun) – The Last Waltz(ラスト・ワルツ)

Shinagawa Open Theater

Location: Shinagawa Season Terrace

Screening: August 4th (Sat) – 19:00-21:00

Food Truck: 8/4 (Sat) 11:00-21:00, 8/5 (Sun) 11:00-16:00

(Screening will take place on the 4th. In the event of inclement weather it will be rescheduled to the 5th)

The Shinagawa Season Terrace will be turned into fancy film screening event with red carpet! There will be a free screening of “Back to the Future”; the event space will have the famous time machine vehicle DeLorean and the Clock Tower from the film!

Whew, that’s a lot of films!

Are you planning to attend any of these events? Are there other film screenings and events that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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