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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024 MILBON BEAUTY PROGRAM will be held! Saya Ichikawa and film festival representative Tetsuya Bessho will appear.Free reservations start today!

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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024 MILBON BEAUTY PROGRAM will be held! Saya Ichikawa and film festival representative Tetsuya Bessho will appear.Free reservations start today!
June 8th (Saturday) 17:50 ~ [Opening up beauty] Short film screening and talk event at Omotesando Hills
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (abbreviation: SSFF & ASIA) 2024, which is recognized by the US Academy Awards and is one of the largest international short film festivals in Asia, is hosted by Milbon Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director), a manufacturer of hair care and cosmetics for beauty salons. In collaboration with President Hidenori Sakashita, we will be holding the “MILBON BEAUTY PROGRAM” at Omotesando Hills Space Omotesando from 17:50 on Saturday, June 8th.
[Image 1:×735.jpg] From among this year’s entries, we will screen three short films selected by Milbon and the film festival based on the concept of “beauty,” and also collaborate with Tetsuya Bessho, representative of SSFF & ASIA, in a wide range of fields such as fashion magazines, radio, and writing. Saya Ichikawa, who is active in , will discuss her impressions. Furthermore, the two will also talk about their thoughts on “spiritual richness through beauty.”
SSFF & ASIA and Milbon will start a short film distribution project “MILBON BEAUTY MOVIES” in 2022. Every month, we stream online a variety of carefully selected short films from around the world with the theme of “beauty,” and we also regularly hold real events with special guests.
This time it’s a film festival special version. Why not join us in the “MILBON BEAUTY PROGRAM” and cultivate “spiritual richness through beauty” together?
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・Date and time: June 8th (Sat) 17:50-19:40 *Doors open at 17:40 ・Venue: Omotesando Hills Space O
・Reservation: / Free ・Speakers: Saya Ichikawa / Tetsuya Bessho
[Screening works] “Nigerian Ballet Dancer” “Paris 1970” “Palestinian Islands” [Screening works]
[Image 2:×2160.jpg] “Nigerian Ballet Dancer” (Then Comes the Body)
Director: Jacob Krupnick/Nigeria, USA/14:44/Documentary/2023 A small ballet school in Lagos, Nigeria, attracted worldwide attention after a video of children dancing ballet in the rain went viral on social media. Daniel Ajala, who learned ballet from YouTube videos, is currently practicing hard in hopes of appearing on the world stage.
[Image 3:×686.jpg] “Paris 70″
Director: Dani Feixas Roca/Spain/15:00/Drama/2023
Jan takes care of her mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. The mother asks her son about his late father almost every day, but every time she hears the answer, “My father is dead,” she has a look of sadness and confusion on her face.
[Image 4:×1913.jpg] Palestine Islands
Director: Nour Ben Salem & Julien Menanteau/France/23:00/Drama/2023 The 12-year-old main character Maha is a Palestinian refugee from Balata camp. As she watches her blind grandfather weaken, she comes up with a crazy plan. The wall that isolates them has finally come down, making Grandpa believe that he can return home.
[Image 5:×640.jpg] Saya Ichikawa
Raised in Detroit, USA. She was scouted at the age of 16 and debuted as an exclusive model for a magazine. Since then, he has appeared in many fashion magazines. His hobbies include music, reading, watching anime, trains, sumo wrestling, and eating out. He likes various genres of music such as rock, classical, and pop, and currently serves as the navigator for J-WAVE’s “ORIENT STAR TIME AND TIDE” (every Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 9:54 p.m.), as well as NHK FM’s “× ) Classic” (every Sunday from 14:00 to 15:50), he is active as an MC.
[Image 6:×1280.jpg] SSFF & ASIA Representative Tetsuya Bessho
In 1990, he made his Hollywood debut in the Japan-US co-production film “Crisis 2050”. Member of the American Society of Actors (SAG). Since then, he has been widely active in movies, dramas, stage plays, radio, etc. Appeared in stage productions such as “Les Miserables” and “Miss Saigon.” Since 1999, he has presided over the “Short Shorts Film Festival”, an international short film festival originating in Japan, and received the Commissioner’s Award from the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Appointed as a “VISIT JAPAN Ambassador” by the Japan Tourism Agency, a member of the Film Ethics Committee, and a member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “Japan House” Expert Advisory Council. Selected by the Cabinet Office as one of the Japanese people who are active in the world and spread the word about Japan. Received the 1st Tokiko Iwatani Award Encouragement Award. Received the 63rd Yokohama Cultural Award.
[About Milbon]
[Image 7:×108.jpg] Milbon Co., Ltd. is a cosmetics manufacturer that manufactures and sells hair care products, hair coloring agents, skin care products, etc. exclusively for beauty salons. We support the success of beauty salons by developing beauty professionals and providing
problem-solving support, and we also support the beautiful lifestyle of each and every customer who visits our beauty salons with products backed by reliable technology.
[Image 8:×122.png] A short film distribution project by Milbon x “Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA)” that started in February 2022. With the corporate slogan “Find Your Beauty,” we are distributing carefully selected short films from around the world online in conjunction with Milbon, which aims to achieve “spiritual enrichment through beauty.” A beautiful story that warms your heart, beautiful images and music that touch your heart, excitement, sparkle, heart-pounding,
heart-warming…Through the various beauties that you can encounter in short films, we will deliver moments that will enrich your soul.
[Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024 Overview]
■Film festival representative: Tetsuya Bessho
■Period: June 4th (Tuesday) Opening Ceremony
                                                                       ”                 Online venue is April 25th (Thursday) – June 30th (Sunday)

■Screening venue: Omotesando Hills Space O, Euro Live, Akasaka Intercity Conference,
Scheduled at Futakotamagawa Rise Studio & Hall, Mikan Shimokita, online venue       *Holding period varies depending on each venue
■Tickets: Paid for both screening venue and online venue, free for some events, now on sale

■General inquiries: 03-5474-8844
■Official site:
2024 lineup will be released on Thursday, April 25th
■Sponsor: Short Shorts Executive Committee / Short Shorts Asia Executive Committee
[Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia]
[Image 9:×223.jpg] Tetsuya Bessho, an actor and member of the American Actors Guild (SAG), founded the American Shorts Film Festival in 1999 with the desire to introduce short films, which he had discovered in the United States, as a new video genre to Japan. In 2001, the name was changed to Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF), and in 2004 it was recognized as an Academy Award-recognized film festival. In the same year, the Short Shorts Film Festival Asia (co-hosted by SSFF ASIA: Tokyo) was established, with the aim of disseminating new visual culture from Asia and nurturing emerging young filmmakers, and now known as SSFF & ASIA. We hold a film festival under the general name of . To commemorate the film festival’s 20th anniversary in 2018, the Grand Prize winner was named the George Lucas Award, named after director George Lucas. In January 2019, the “Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood” was held as a 20th anniversary commemorative event, and from the 2019 film festival, the live action category (International, Asia International, Japan categories) and The four works that received each award in the Fiction category, and from 2022, five works, including the Excellence Award in the Animation category, have acquired the right to be nominated for the following year’s Academy Award in the short film category. SSFF & ASIA will continue to support young creators through the film festival.
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