Judges for Academy Awards Qualifying Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2024 Competition Have Been Announced

Live Action Competition, International Category, & Non-Fiction Competition: Hiromi Nagasaku, Ema Ryan Yamazaki, Tim Redford

Live Action Competition Asia International Category & Japan Category: Sharon Badal, Hiroshi Fujioka, Katsuhide Motoki

Animation Competition: Tom Kawada, ShiShi Yamazaki, Tomoyuki Sugiyama

SHIBUYA WARD, Japan, May 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA) 2024, an Academy Awards® accredited and one of the largest international short film festivals in Asia and originating in Japan, is pleased to announce the official jury members for the festival. The best short films in each category and section that will be nominated for the Academy Awards® in the following year.

In addition to the festival directors and programmers who have been involved in the selection process at international film festivals, the jury will judge this year’s short films from a variety of perspectives, including filmmakers, actors, and cultural figures.

  • Live Action Competition/International Category Judges
    33 nominated films among 2104 submissions form 94 countries and regions

  • Non-Fiction Competition Judges : 15 nominated films among 313 submissions form 55 countries and regions
    Hiromi Nagasaku(Actor)/Ema Ryan Yamazaki(Documentary Film Director)
    Tim Redford(Co-Director of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival)/

  • Live Action Competition/Asia International Category Judges
    25 nominated films among 722 submissions from 36 countries and regions

  • Live Action Competition/Japan Category Judges
    Out of 241 submissions, 21 nominated films were screened
    Sharon Badal (Festival Programmer, Distinguished Lecturer at NYU Tisch School of the Arts)
    Hiroshi Fujioka (Actor, Martial Artist)
    Katsuhide Motoki (Film Director, President, Directors Guild of Japan)

  • Animation Competition Judges
    23 nominated films among 464 submissions from 57 countries and regions
    Tom Kawada (Developer / Eldest son of AR Three Brothers)ShiShi Yamazaki (Artist)
    Tomoyuki Sugiyama (President of Digital Hollywood University / Doctor of Engineering)

The International, Asia International, and Japan categories of the Live Action Competition, as well as the Best Animation and Best Non-Fiction categories, will be announced at the Awards Ceremony Monday, June 17, 2024. The George Lucas Award (Grand Prix) will be presented by Cunard with an extra prize of a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth.

Fuyumi Tanaka


SOURCE Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia