Japanese Currents 2013: SAPPORO SHORTS PROGRAM

Sapporo shorts

In honor of our sister city colleagues at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival in Sapporo, Japan, we present a program of short films culled from the festival. The program includes Shigeyoshi Tsukahara’s animated fantasy HASHI NO MUKOU, Yosuke Yamaguchi’s short drama AN AWKWARD GRACE, Tomoki Kurogi’s animated travel-dream CYCLOID, Yuichiro Taniguchi’s mischievous comedy SECRET OF THE RING, Kouki Tange’s music video parody SAKURA, Kouki Tange’s ode to middle-aged rockers KURUMI, Kimie Tanaka’s short drama KOTOBUKI, mt.pt’s Hatsune Miku-starring animated music video COMPUTER OVERTURE, and Satsuki Ohkawa’s post-3/11 meditation LITTLE KYOTA NEON HOOD. (Total program: 109 mins.)

Sapporo Short Fest organizers Toshiya Kubo and Takashi Homma will be in attendance to introduce the program. Sponsored by the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association. Join us after the program for a reception hosted by the PSSCA in honor of our Sapporo guests.



Special thanks to the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, with additional support from Sapporo USA, the Japan America Society of Oregon, and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.

The SAPPORO SHORTS PROGRAM screens Sunday, December 8 at 4:15pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) as part of the 2013 edition of our annual Japanese Currents series.

Tickets are available here or at the door.

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