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Short Film Competiton SHITA COME Grand Prize 2011

18 September 2011 (SUN)  Open 14:45/ Start 15:00
Asakusa Chuei Theater ACCESS

Jury Members of SHITA COME Grand Prize 2011
Program
We will screen the top ten most nominated works from the preliminary round, and two from the "U-25 Special Category", all these comedic films are under 20 minutes. We will then decide the winners of the Grand Prize, the Audience Award, and the U-25 Special Prize. Join us in finding upcoming directors who will lead the future comedy film world at SHITA COME!
The guests and talk shows are subject to change without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Ticket information
[Prices] Advance 1,000yen/ At the door 1,200yen
(General seating)
 
    
What is "U-25 Special Category" ?
Separated from the other nominated films, gool films directed by peoplo who are under 25 years old will be selected. Those films are called "U-25 Special Category", and the nominees will move to the final review.
What is "U-25 Special Award" ?
From the films that made it to the final review, the best film by a director under25 year sold will be selected and given the "U-25 sSpecial Award". For next year's competition, this year's winner will automatically be nominated for the SHITA COME Grand Prize.


== Nominees ==
ARAKAWA COP(2011), UNNECESSARY LOVE(2011), ENCOUNTERS(2011), PLEASE TELL ME! WORKMEN IN SHOWA(2011)
JIZO(2011), SCANDAL!(2010), ANTS IN THE SKY(2011), MOTHER OF THE GROOM(2011), Brush(2010)
MISALEE(2011)

== "U-25 Special Category" nominee ==
A THREE-LEGGED RACE(2011), STAY&MOVE(MENT)(2011)
== Nominees ==
ARAKAWA COP 
(2011/Japan/13min. 6sec./Live Action)
Director : Hiromichi YOSHITOMI
An actor playing a detective gets involved in a real crime scene during the TV shooting of “Arakawa Cop”, a very popular detective drama. Without realizing that it’s a real crime, he keeps his character and tries to solve it.
ARAKAWA COP

UNNECESSARY LOVE
(2011/Japan/11min. 1sec./Live Action)
Director : EPIGONEN
Tamako is an ordinary office assistant who works for a big stationary company. One morning on her way to work, her boyfriend breaks up with her on the phone. She can’t hide her shock, but then she realizes that she’s being followed by a man who she’s never met.
UNNECESSARY LOVE
(c)EPIGONEN

ENCOUNTERS
(2011/Japan/20min./Clay Animation)
Director : Takashi IITSUKA
ohn worries about a depressed young man Max and takes him on a trip to the country side. Healed by the calming scenery and a stray dog called Kifune, Max starts to feel better. But then a mysterious monster appears and things suddenly change.
ENCOUNTERS

PLEASE TELL ME! WORKMEN IN SHOWA
(2011/Japan/8min./Live Action)
Director : Kenichiro SUZUKI
A small incident happens during a local lunch-time TV show which leaves the interviewer in shock. An ordinary looking old woman starts to spit out side splitting answers one after another!
PLEASE TELL ME! WORKMEN IN SHOWA

JIZO
(2011/Japan/20min./Live Action)
Director : Yumi HAYAMA, Makiko NISHIMOTO
A story about a Jizo, a stone statue, and the local people who walk by it in Kyoto. The Jizo stays in the same place every day and despises the passer-bys. This film shows the change in this twisted Jizo’s heart.

"U-25 Special Award" nominee
JIZO

SCANDAL!
(2010/Japan/19min. 59sec./Live Action)
Director : Yosuke ITOH, Hisanori TSUKUDA
A movie theater is packed with reporters and an audience to see a movie premiere. Everyone’s attention is focused on the scandal between the new actress and the famous film director. It’s a musical film of the psychological battle between an actress and the paparazzi.
SCANDAL!

ANTS IN THE SKY
(2011/Japan/6min. 5sec./Animation)
Director : Kazuya KARASAWA
There is a man who is an outcast. And there is an ant that wandered onto the earth. Being fed up with everyday life, the man starts to collect ants with a sense of excitement that touches his heart deeply.
ANTS IN THE SKY

MOTHER OF THE GROOM
(2011/Japan/19min. 42sec./Live Action)
Director : Tsukasa KISHIMOTO
After running away from home and living in Tokyo for a few years, Eiichi goes back to his hometown Okinawa to announce his marriage. His mother and grandmother don’t approve of his non-Okinawan wife, and give the couple some conditions to make her a suitable Okinawan bride.
MOTHER OF THE GROOM

Brush
(2010/Japan/7min. 48sec./Live Action)
Director : Yusuke SETO
When you were little, did you see things as though they were human? This film expresses such pure feelings with a love story between toothbrushes. Are you still a kid at heart?
Brush

MISALEE
(2011/Japan/17min./Live Action)
Director : Kenichi OMORI
Misa Katase is a hot-blooded housewife whose school nickname was “Misalee”. When a frustrating delivery man visits her house, her switch gets flipped. She tries to make him her ideal deliveryman.
MISALEE
A THREE-LEGGED RACE
(2011/Japan/3min. 48sec./Live Action)
Director : Shota MORI
The three legged race is the most exciting race in the sports festival. In Ashinaga City (Long legged City), the holy place of the three legged race, a competition is being held to decide the number one racers in the city.

"U-25 Special Category" nominee
A THREE-LEGGED RACE
STAY&MOVE(MENT)
(2011/Japan/18min. 59sec./Live Action)
Director : Keisuke ABE
This is a documentary film about a man who moves his house, as big as a tatami mattress, from an art gallery in Asakusa to an art gallery in Yebisu. As he is moving, he hands out art show invitations to people.

"U-25 Special Category" nominee
STAY&MOVE(MENT)

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