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Short Film Competition: SHITA COME Grand Prize 2010

19 September 2010 (Sun) Open 14:30/ Start 15:00
Asakusa Public Hall 

Short Film Competition: SHITA COME Grand Prize 2010
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The SHITA COME Grand Prize for the Short Film Competition that started last year and is loved by many will return again this year! We will screen the top ten most nominated works from the preliminary round, all comedy works of under 20 minutes. The word “comedy” can be interpreted in so many different ways, but it is stylishly portrayed in these works, each having its original kind of humor. Which films will win the Grand Prize, and the Audience Award determined by the audience at the venue? Don’t miss it! We will also be screening the avant-title of the film festival trailer by Director Yutaro Sawada, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and a work specially recommended by Seiko Ito, MARIKO ROSE THE SPOOK, directed by Devi Kabayashi. Come and be the first to check out some yet to be discovered talent! Join us in finding upcoming directors who will lead the future comedy film world at SHITA COME!
Ticket information
[Prices]
Advance 1,000yen/ At the door 1,200yen
(General seating)



副賞:プロジェクター
Prize
王冠Grand Prize
500,000 yen(prize money), Certificate of merit, Trophy,
Projector presented by Seiko Epson Corporation
王冠Audience Award
Certificate of merit, Trophy,
One night stay in twin room staying ticket presented by Asakusa view hotel


== Nominees ==
TOMORROW CAN HE RIDE?(2010) / THE SPACE FAMILY(2010) / OMUKAEDESU(2010) /
CHU-GAKUSEI(2010) / CHOBO(2009) / DINNER(2009) / IRREGULARITY(2010) /
MY FIRST LOVER(2010) / MOUNTAIN(2010) / A SENSELESS GHOST(2010)

== Works Recommended by Seiko Ito ==
MARIKO ROSE THE SPOOK(2009)
== Nominees ==
TOMORROW CAN HE RIDE?
(2010/JAPAN/14min. 26sec.)
Director : AKIHIDE TANITSUBO
Riverside in the early morning. A middle-aged man effortlessly swings onto his bicycle…or not. Instead, he finds himself on the ground. It turns out that he still cannot ride a bicycle at 45. His training days start so that he can go cycling with his beloved daughter!
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THE SPACE FAMILY
(2010/JAPAN/16min. 26sec.)
Director : KENJI TANAKA
The scene is a matchmaking meeting. An overtly meddling matchmaker, the parents, and a young laidback man and woman who live off their parents. Around the same time, a threat from outer space was sneaking its way toward our planet…
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(C)Poppins

OMUKAEDESU
(2010/JAPAN/15min. 40sec.)
Director : HIROYASU OBARA
Kawashima, a middle-aged man, is at a loss on a rooftop, unable to break the news to his family that he has been laid off. Then suddenly a woman claiming to be his mother appears and tells the shocking truth about his birth! A stunning sci-fi film featuring the middle-aged!
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(C) Hiroyasu Obara

CHU-GAKUSEI
(2010/JAPAN/13min. 4sec.)
Director : SEIICHIRO SHIMIZU
A planet far from Earth called “Chu-gakusei.” All its inhabitants are junior high students dressed in a tight full-body suit! A collection of fast-paced 10-second comedy film clips depicting the days on this planet.
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(C)SEIICHIRO shimizu = MIKE

CHOBO
(2009/JAPAN/9min. 10sec.)
Director : YU TAKANO
Chobo is an all-too-typical businessman with no real talent, except that he can see ghosts. The only thing he can do, however, is lend his ears to these ghosts and hear their stories. Yet one day trouble finds its way to Chobo.
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DINNER
(2009/JAPAN/6min. 50sec.)
Director : SHIGEHIKO TANIGUCHI
One night, a woman living on her own calls a male escort. She waits for him while preparing dinner, but there is no sign of him. The door bell finally rings after an hour and a half…
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(C)2009 belly roll film

IRREGULARITY
(2010/JAPAN/16min. 20sec.)
Director : HIROAKI KAWATSURE
A work depicting the ludicrous nature of the people at a bar, focusing on two couples who scrutinize others while ignoring their own flaws. The dialogues between the men and women draw out laughter and sympathy from the audience.
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MY FIRST LOVER
(2010/JAPAN/10min. 2sec.)
Director : SEMASHI OMOTEZAKI
Ryusuke Hashimoto (age 30) never had luck with women, but he tries to pick up a girl for the first time after downing a few glasses of booze for some dutch courage. When he wakes up the next day, however, he finds himself in a room with a lady named Kume Yanagida… age 65.
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MOUNTAIN
(2010/JAPAN/9min. 10sec.)
Director : KENJI IWAISAWA
After graduating from high school, Yamaguchi completes his special “final ritual” with the help of his friend Tetsuro and leaves confine himself on a mountain. Left behind, Tetsuro starts working but gets fired, and soon follows Yamaguchi to the mountain, having nowhere else to go.
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A SENSELESS GHOST
(2010/JAPAN/12min. 50sec.)
Director : AKIRA ISHIDA
Jin Nikaido, a physic, visits an old apartment building for an exorcism. Will Nikaido be able to send an aimless spirit to the next world!? A horror comedy surreally depicting the days of a psychic and an aimlessly wandering spirit.
A SENSELESS GHOST
== Works Recommended by Seiko Ito ==
MARIKO ROSE THE SPOOK
(2009/JAPAN/66min.)
Director : DEVI KOBAYASHI
A gay ghost Mariko Rose from the Meiji period appears before Negiko who is struggling with her forbidden love! What will happen to Negiko’s love now with audacious tips on love poured into her ear? A slightly sentimental love comedy you can laugh and sing to.
MARIKO ROSE THE SPOOK
(C)Devi Kobayashi
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