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The Future of images is
Born Here

Web 3.0, Metaverse, Blockchain, NFT, etc. Creativity is evolving along with new technologies.
We are expanding the future and possibilities for creators,
creating new venues for activity, and reconstructing points of contact with fans.

OUR MISSION

Nowadays, in the 5G and 6G era, we can enjoy high quality video content and movie productions more comfortably.

In addition, the age of total video creators has arrived, as evidenced by the growing population of users of video platforms such as YouTube and TikTok.

We believe that it is necessary to support young creators in their various activities and provide them with a platform that can deliver value for their digital assets, as well as asset management that safely stores their content.

About us

Visual Voice

Visual Voice Inc. develops a comprehensive short film brand, SHORTSHORTS. It’s film festival, “Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia” (SSFF & ASIA) held since 1999, is accredited by the Academy Awards® and is one of the largest international short film festival in Asia. SHORTSHORTS leads the film culture through various means such as its screening events, film distribution, production and collaboration work with companies and administrative offices.

The arrival of the new 5G era allows communication with greater data capacity. This means that people are able to enjoy high-quality video content and movies on their mobile devises such as smartphones. On the other hand, realistic film experiences, beyond the idea of a cinema, is increasingly emphasised. While supporting young creators through various activities and events, SHORTSHORTS broadens the field of short films.

SSFF & ASIA

In 1999, actor Tetsuya Bessho, member of the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG), has worked to introduce the then new genre, "short films," which he first encountered in the United States, to film fans in Japan as the American Short Shorts Film Festival. In 2001, the festival was renamed the Short Shorts Film Festival. In 2004, SSFF was recognized as an Academy Award® accredited film festival. In the same year, with the aim of promoting new visual culture from Asia and nurturing up-and-coming young filmmakers, the Short Shorts Film Festival Asia (SSFF ASIA, co-sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government) was established and the festival is now known collectively as SSFF & ASIA. To commemorate the festival's 20th anniversary in 2018, the Grand Prix film was named the "George Lucas Award" in honor of director George Lucas. In January 2019, the Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival. Beginning with the 2019 festival, in addition to the Official Competitions (International, Asia International, and Japan), the Non-Fiction Competition and this year, the Animation Competition Best Short Award winners have also become eligible for nomination at the Academy Awards the following year. SSFF & ASIA will continue to support young creators through the festival.

Why should we?

Know-how cultivated at film festivals

We have the know-how from 25 years of running SSFF&ASIA, one of the largest international short film festivals in Asia, accredited by the U.S. Academy Awards.

Have a network of creators, companies and fans

We have a network of domestic and international creators, companies, organizations and media supporting film festivals and short film culture, cultivated through the operation of one of the largest international short film festivals in Asia.

We ourselves are a group of creators

We not only plan and operate film festivals, but also produce video production, writing, photography, and music etc, we are able to take measures that are more in tune with creators.

Connected to the World

We have connections with creators in 130 countries around the world, and our festival-nominated films continue to be nominated for U.S. Academy Awards.

Number of successive
applicant creators

Number of
films entered

Number of countries
entered

Number of Film
Festival visitors

Successive sponsors

Number of the production of
Short Films completed

SERVICE

Portfolio for Creators

Data Asset Management

Common Movie Database

Project matching

Providing new ways to raise funds

Providing a permanent virtual theater

Create an environment for learning filmmaking

Providing international legal and tax support

NFT Global Cinema Market

Cinema LOOT

Token for voting and participation rights and tickets to film festivals

DAO for Movie creators

and more...

Schedule

2023

Summer

Launch of NFT global cinema market & Digital asset management service

Spring

Beta testing of NFT global cinema market & Digital asset management service

2022

Autumn

Future filmmaking hackathon contest Finalist Selection

Summer

Organize a webinar on the future of filmmaking, Future filmmaking hackathon contest Call for entries

June

Launch landing page

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