The 2022 edition of Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market / Sapporo Short Fest was from October 7th to 10th. Winners are announced, let’s see!

SSF 2022 Awards

SSF 2022 Grand Prix
The Diamond by Vedran Rupic

Best National Short
Pain of the Anonymous by Daichi Amano

Best Director
Geroge-Alex Nagle for Mate

Special Jury Award
Human by Khachatur Vasilian

Best Screenplay
Martín Erazo, Hugo Covarrubias for Bestia by Hugo Covarrubias

Best Documentary
The Bayview by Daniel Cook

Best Animation
The Seine’s Tears by Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur

 Best Contemporary, Experimental Short
Strangers by Nora Longatti

Best Actress
Stéphane Caillard in Lucienne in a world without solitude by Geordy Couturiau

Best Actor
Joshua Brennan in Mate by Geroge-Alex Nagle

Best Children Actor/Actress
Rui Yamada in A Strand of Regret by Hisato Michigami

Best Student Director
Nils Keller for Almost Home

Best Editing
Michel Arribehaute for Forever Young by Michel Arribehaute, Nicolas Arribehaute, Sacha Arribehaute, Robinson Arribehaute

Best Original Score
Yutaro Takakuwa, Hitomi Tamura, Azuki Otsu, Nanako Matsuyoshi for 3 Intestine Road, Fish Island by Moe Wakabayashi

Best Cinematography
Xi Bing for The Water Murmurs by Story Chen

Best Production Design
Misha Levchenko for Censor of Dreams by Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez

Best Non-Dialogue
Loop by Pablo Polledri

Best Mini-Short
Mésozoïque Alternatif by Léna Miguet, Marie Schaeffer, Swann Boby, Sixtine Sanrame, Lucie Laudrin and Marion Metivier

Special Awards

Best Children Short
superworm by Jac Hamman, Sarah Scrimgeour

Children Short Award Silver
Mésozoïque Alternatif by Léna Miguet, Marie Schaeffer, Swann Boby, Sixtine Sanrame, Lucie Laudrin and Marion Metivier

Children Short Award Bronze
Step by Step by Fanny Paoli, Annabelle David, Emma Gach, Claire Robert, Julie Valentine, Thēodore Janvier

Amino Up Hokkaido Director Award
City in Blue “OUR STORIES : from OTARU” by Hiroki Ito

Hokkaido Media Award
Biratori no Oto by Ryuji Nakagawa

Micro Docs for SDGs Award
Untitled by Takuya Shimada