Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2011

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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2011

Since starting life in Harajuku in 1999, Japan's premier short film festival has sprawled in a bewildering fashion. It takes a dedicated buff to keep on top of everything that's going on during Short Shorts – this year's program of 68 films from 23 different countries is being screened across venues in Harajuku, Shinjuku, Roppongi and Yokohama, and keeping track of what's going on where can be an effort in itself. Alongside the regular competition sections, the 2011 lineup features a J.League-curated program of footie-themed film, selections from Taiwan's Kaohsiung Film Festival, and a compendium of winners and nominees from last year's Oscars. Penny pinchers, meanwhile, might appreciate the free screenings of films based around the themes of global warming and travel. Check the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2011 website for a complete schedule.