BRANDED SHORTS 2019 – Call for Entries!

【Submission Period】
August 1 (Wed), 2018 – March 31 (Sun), 2019

【Submission Fee】
Early Bird Period: August 1 (Wed), 2017 – November 30 (Fri), 2018: 20,000 JPY (inc. tax)
Regular Period: December 1 (Sat), 2018 – March 31 (Sun), 2018: 30,000 JPY (inc. tax)

※ For multiple submission more than 3 entries, the discount (Early Bird: JPY 18,000, Regular: JPY 27,000.- is applied)

※ Paypal or wiretransfer will be accepted. Any inquiry about the submission, please contact to
【Submission Guideline】
1. Release Period:
Branded movies that have been released between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.
Under 25 minutes.
3. Rules of Participation:
Submissions must be videos produced with the aim of communicating the brand or services of a company/organization to its customers. The company/organization can be part of any industry. The movie can be submitted by any relevant party; the company/organization it was produced for, the advertising company, the production company etc..
1. In order to promote Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and Branded Shorts, selected works may be screened/streamed at events or via websites operated by the Committee for Short Shorts (operations company: Pacific Voice Inc.) or other third parties involved.
2. The Entrant Company has to receive approval from all related companies.
3. To avoid conflict with the aforementioned stipulation, please ensure that the individual rights relating to writers, performers, musicians etc. have all been cleared in advance before submitting.
【Other things to note】
1. More than one branded movie produced for the same campaign may be submitted as one entry.
2. If submitted work is in a language other than English or Japanese, please submit and English or Japanese script or dialogue list.
3. Refunds will not be offered under any circumstances.
【How to submit】
1. Fill in an online entry form. We will send a confirmation email with the submission number to your email address.
2. Upload the required materials (zip file)
※ Please note that zipped file should be named as the submission number provided in confirmation email.
3. Pay for your submission.
There are two ways to pay the entry fee; PayPal or wire transfer.
If you would like to pay in an alternative way, please contact
【Required materials】
– Movie File
Format: H.264 (Mov or Mp4)
Frame: 1920×1080
– Film Still
– Film Credits
– Script/Dialogue List in English or Japanese
【7 Criteria】
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Branded Shorts of the Year

Out of the nominated works, jury members from various backgrounds will select the Branded Shorts of the Year.


With their philosophy “make movies a communication medium”, specializing exclusively in cinema related advertising and promotional opportunities, SUNRISE Company Limited together with BRANDED SHORTS, will present the SUNRISE CineAD Award to the most cinematic branded movie.

Winning and nominated works could be found here

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