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Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 2021

The Short Film Competition

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Event Date:2021. Sep16th    20th

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Awards

New York Movie Awards  [ NY / US ]
WINNER : BEST COMEDY
Honorable Mention : Sci-Fi
Honorable Mention : Cinematography
 
London Independent Film Awards  [ London / UK ]
WINNER : BEST FOREIGN SHORT
 
Barcelona Planet Film Festival [ Barcelona/Spain ]
WINNER : BEST DIRECTOR  (Dali)
 
New York Int. Film Awards  [ NY / US ]
WINNER : BEST UNDER 5 MINUTE FILM
 
Hollywood Gold Awards  [ LA / US ]
WINNER : BEST SUPER SHORT FILM

Asian Film Festival LA [ LA / US ]
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY of the Year
 
London Int. Cinema Festival [ London / UK ]
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY of the Year

Prague Int. Indie Film Festival  [ Prague/ Czech ]
Official Selection of the Year : ON SCREEN 
 
World of Film Int. Festival  [ Glasgow / UK ]
Official Selection of the Year : ON SCREEN 

Houston Comedy Film Festival  [ Houston / US ]
Official Selection of the Year : ON SCREEN 

Austin Micro Film Festival  [ Austin / US ]
Official Selection of the Year : ON SCREEN 

Monthly Indie Shorts [ online festival ]
Jury Choice Award

Independent Shorts Awards  [ LA / US ]
Honorable Mention

Indie X Film Fest  [ LA / US ]
Finalist / Nomination

Indie Short Fest  [ LA / US ]
Finalist / Nomination
 
Madrid Film Awards  [ Madrid / Spain ]
Semi-Finalist

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2020受賞
ニューヨークムービーアワード 最優秀コメディ映画賞
ハリウッドゴールドアワード 最優秀超短篇映画賞
バルセロナプラネット映画祭 最優秀監督賞
LAアジアン映画祭 年間最優秀撮影賞
ロンドンインディペンデント映画祭 最優秀外国短篇映画賞
ニューヨーク国際フィルムアワード 最優秀5分短篇映画賞
​マンスリーインディーショート 審査員特別賞
プラハ国際インディ映画祭 年間セレクション
グラスゴー・ワールドオブフィルム映画祭 年間セレクション
 
2021受賞
​ロンドン国際シネマ祭 年間最優秀撮影賞
ヒューストンコメディ映画祭 年間セレクション
​オースティンマイクロ映画祭 年間セレクション

On Screen

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Houston Comedy Film Festival  [ Houston / US ]
May 1st 2021 ON SCREEN
Gone
Austin Micro Film Festival  [ Austin / US ]
May 16th 2021 ON SCREEN
Gone
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World of Film Int. Festival  [ Glasgow / UK ]
October 10th 2020 ON SCREEN
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Prague Int. Indie Film Festival  [ Prague / Czech ]
September 19th 2020 ON SCREEN

Laurels

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Review

Hiroki Utsunomiya proposed in his film the perfect combination of humor and reality to reflect the communication in a modern society. Hyper realism and absurdism never could be more connected.

Prague International Indie Film Festival - P.D.  Mariano Cabaco  

  In this lightning short film, just over four minutes long, there is the story of an era, the current one, with all its passions, fears, uncertainties and ironies. The director, Hiroki Utsunomiya, in this short period of time manages to build a complex narrative, from which one is fascinated and struck. It is thanks to an experimental approach, both in language and in production technique, that gives “Rendezvous” the greatness of a profound and moving film. In fact, the film was shot during the difficult experience of the coronavirus pandemic, in a ghostly Tokyo.
 
The terrible experience of the health crisis is personally re-elaborated by Utsunomiya and reality is transformed into an intimate, personal and visionary vision, capable of overcoming the simple actuality, to become a story with a universal and extemporaneous value. Thus this deserted city becomes a futuristic place, far away where two young people, destined to love each other, meet.
 
Eternal love and incessant technological progress: two weights that balance a film wisely built around these contradictions, even on a stylistic level. With an original creative impulse, the director tells this story inspired by old silent films of the twenties, in a fascinating game of contrasts between past and future. The sensation is that of witnessing a comedy of feelings, in which the space-time boundaries are superfluous, confused, to the point of folding in on themselves. In “Rendezvous” feelings are the only thing that matters and the world is an empty set for a few lovers. Perhaps it has always been and along these streets we have always continued to search for our “true love”.
A small cinematic jewel that captivates and excites us.



Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards   



 

Trophy

New York Movie Awards : Best Comedy Film Statue (Left)
Barcelona Planet Film Festival : Best Director Statue (Right)

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