SHITA COME Grand Prize 2017

17 September 2017 (Sun) Open11:30/Start12:00
Kaminari 5656 Kaikan Tokiwa Hall MAP

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Program

The 9th SHITA COME Grand Prize will screen the 11 nominated original comedy films with a running time of 20 minutes or less. We are again joined by illustrious jury members who, together with the audience, will decide the Grand Prize, the Runner-up Prize, and the Audience Award! Our special screening will feature new short films by theater company Europe Kikaku.

JURY MEMBERSYu Irie,Yoshinori Chiba,Takuya Ohyama,Kohei Dojima,Seiko Ito(General Creative Producer)

◆Selected Works
ASAP!apartment complexWindows Update suddenlyFXXK YOU! SAMURAIKAMEN
Wedlock Deadlock Electionkendama-starChildren's ChairThe Slugman's Show 2017HARIKOMIeye

◆U-25 Special Category
The Day of Job Hunting

◆Invited Works New Short Films by theater company Europe Kikaku
“Mathematical Evening”
“Knock 3 times and Click 2 times”
“CAIRN remix”

Ticket Information
[Prices]  Advance 1,500yen/ At the door 1,800yen/ General seating

Selected Works
ASAP!
(2016/Japan/13 min.)
Director:Passion(Masaki Oka)
Cast:Takuro Nasu,Saya Emori,Suzuno Nomura,Kazuki Sato

Whether on an exam or in romance, Taichi Omori realizes that his lack of speed is the reason for all his life’s failures. Therefore, he tries to do everything quickly and efficiently. One morning, as he waits for the light to change on his way to work, he instantly falls in love with a beautiful woman. In the 30 seconds before the light turns green, he thinks of the fastest way to win her heart.
ASAP!

apartment complex
(2017/Japan/15 min.)
Director:Momio Yamamura。
Cast:Midori Saegusa,Tenshi Nakada。,Yuriko Hirota,Eriko,Daizo Nakamura

The Shibasaki family lives in an apartment complex. The father is away on an overseas business trip, so only the mother, Akiko, the son, Taro, and the daughter, Hana, are at home. One day, something happens to Akiko and she is convinced one of her children is behind the incident.
apartment complex

Windows Update suddenly
(2017/Japan/20 min.)
Director:Shigeto Ohkita
Cast:Koichi Fujiwara,Nanae,Shoko Matsumura,Kanoko Kawaguchi,Sumimasanori

Fujiwara works at a computer virus security company. Being a worrier, he’s sensitive to computer updates, which annoys his girlfriend. As Fujiwara tries to update his computer, it keeps shutting down. As a result, both his computer and relationship start to fall apart. The story makes us think about the meaning of installing Windows updates.
Windows Update suddenly

FXXK YOU! SAMURAIKAMEN
(2017/Japan/20 min.)
Director:Wataru Sano
Cast:Wataru Sano,Daisuke Nakano,Miri Yamashita,Izumi Sato,Issaku Vincent,Kansaku Shinohara

To mark the 20th anniversary of the making of the popular SFX superhero movie series “Samuraikamen,” a reboot titled “SAMURAIKAMEN” is released. University students Meguro and Gotanda are diehard fans of the series. But they are unhappy with the new film and vow revenge on the film’s star Shibuya and director Ebisu.
FXXK YOU! SAMURAIKAMEN

Wedlock Deadlock Election
(2017/Japan/17 min.)
Director:Shun Conii
Cast:Kazuma Doi,Kana Ohtake,Seiichi Mukai,Tatsuya Kira,Koichi Kazumura,Hitomi Ishihara

Tatsuya, a luckless rock singer, decides to marry Yuika, his live-in girlfriend of 10 years, when he learns that she’s pregnant. Yuika’s strict father, Sadao, rejects Tatsuo for not having a steady job. But Sadao can’t wait to be a grandfather, so he tells Tatsuya he can marry his daughter if he wins the “Wedlock Deadlock Election.”
Wedlock Deadlock Election

kendama-star
(2016/Japan/5 min.)
Director:Kenichi Arai
Cast:Hiroki Horikawa,Hiromi Murata,Futoshi Imatani,Keiji Nakagawa

No matter how many times he tries, the kendama ball won’t fit on the spike! A battle begins between a middle-aged man and a kendama claim settlement center.
kendama-star

Children's Chair
(2017/Japan/5 min.)
Director:Akihito Sasaki
Cast:Sho Iisaka,Yuri Yamaguchi,Dairi

A man comes to audition for a theater company, but everything about it is outrageous. What is true and what is false? Is acting about deceiving yourself as well as the audience? A teasing and surreal comedy.
Children's Chair

The Slugman's Show 2017
(2017/Japan/19 min.)
Director:Ikki
Cast:Ikki,Takahiro Kameoka,Afro Goto,Masashi Igarashi

The motto of the Slugman’s Show is to create films that make people laugh out loud. It’s a collection of chuckles taken from daily life using the “Borraginol System” (visual expression using still images and subtitles), which has become a byword for the Slugman’s Show.
The Slugman's Show 2017

HARIKOMI
(2017/Japan/20 min.)
Director:Yusuke Itagaki
Cast:Kaori Ikeda,Hiroyuki Toritani,Yusuke Itagaki,Ken Tsurumachi

On a stakeout for a prime suspect, detectives of different ages and positions chat inside a car in a residential area. The unexpected climax is an invitation to another incident…
HARIKOMI

eye
(2017/Japan/5 min.)
Director:Kosaku Doi
Cast:Taisei Kami,Takuma Nishimura

Say if you can see it.
eye

U-25 Special Category

What is the U-25 Special Category?

Outstanding films by directors aged 25 or younger are nominated in the U-25 Special Category, separate from the other nominated works.


The Day of Job Hunting
(2017/Japan/5 min.)
Director:Freddie
Cast:Kotaro Ono,Chiaki Murata,Freddie

Job hunting has begun. He expresses his personality in the interviews, but he’s frustrated. His experiences sound empty in his prepared speech. The interviewer seems put off, too. No company wants him, let alone the ones he wants to join. All he’s left with is his love for hip hop. What happens when he decides to make hip hop his job?
The Day of Job Hunting


Invited Works New Short Films by theater company Europe Kikaku

The Tokyo's first screening of works new short films by theater company Europe Kikaku shown in "Kyoto New Cinema VOL.5 of the European plan"


“Mathematical Evening”
(2017/Japan/13 min.)
Writer:Makoto Ueda
Director:Masashi Suwa
Cast:Riko Fujitani,Takafumi Imai,Kazunari Tosa,Munenori Nagano,Daichi Murasumi,Takashi Sumita,Daniel Hiroyuki Yamashita

A calculated comedy surrounding life, death, and math.
“Mathematical Evening”

“Knock 3 times and Click 2 times”
(2017/Japan/10 min.)
Director:Tomohiro Ohtoshi
Cast:Munenori Nagano,Chikara Honda,Kazuko Tsutsui,Mago Nishigaki,Nozomu Koto

A story of a family whose lives are trifled with by the digitizing society.
“Knock 3 times and Click 2 times”

“CAIRN remix”
(2017/Japan/9 min.)
Director:Takashi Sumita
Cast:Nonta-kun,Maki Sakamoto,Danchi Goda,Sakie Mukai,Mago Nishigaki

A sci-fi movie that makes full use of special effects to portray the three worlds of reality, a novel, and a memo.
“CAIRN remix”
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