SSFF & ASIA Announced Japan Cultural Expo Project: Creation of Stories All Around Japan
Read 3 short stories that are based on Traditional Japanese Folktales
One of the short stories will become a short film
Now streaming worldwide a discussion between the 3 authors as well
SHIBUYA WARD, Japan, Nov. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Awards accredited Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), is collaborating with Japan Cultural Expo on a project about short stories based on Japanese folktales.
In the frame of this project, young contemporary writers create short stories inspired by local legends set in various locations around Japan.
This year, the project introduces 3 exciting short stories set in Iwate, Shizuoka, and Fukuoka that can be read in English.
One of the short stories will become a short film produced by SSFF & ASIA and will be premiered in 2023.
Moreover, the festival hosted a panel discussion with the three writers involved in this project.
The authors: Masami Kakinuma, Kento Norikane, and Bin Sugawara talked about the background, development, and writing of the stories, as well as which folktales they based it on. This discussion is now available online with English subtitles.
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