Japan Film Society (JFS) will hold its fifth annual LA EigaFest at the L.A. Live in Downtown LA this September. We are now soliciting for the Shorts Competition (The Golden Zipangu Award). The Festival’s Golden Zipangu Award recognizes excellence in filmmaking craft by honoring innovation in all genres of short films. The winning entries will be selected for a premiere at the LA EigaFest. We are proud to present this platform to promote works of Japanese and Japanese influenced filmmakers and artists for American audiences.
The competition will be judged by prominent members of the Hollywood community, with the winner walking away with the coveted Golden Zipangu Award.

Members of the Hollywood film industry have been invited as judges for this award, and films screened in competition are eligible for a prize consisting of an original LA EigaFest Plaque and an official Jury Certification. JFS will also host a Q&A session for available nominees.

At least one of the above-the-line crew must be of Japanese descent OR the film must feature a Japanese theme.
Films with non-English dialogue must have English subtitles.
Films must be an LA Premier (Has not been previously screened in LA).
All films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2014.
Genres: ALL
Running time: 25 minutes or less (including the end credits)
*Script is not accepted.