Major short film festival in Asia kicks off amid pandemic

The Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia opened Wednesday in Tokyo with livestreaming amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Tetsuya Bessho, a Japanese actor and founder of one of Asia’s largest short film festivals, said during the opening ceremony he was glad the festival was finally taking place after having been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event was initially scheduled to be held in June. Photo taken Sept. 16, 2020 shows the opening ceremony of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020. (Photo courtesyof Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020)(Kyodo) “While this year, we cannot welcome guests […]


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