Breaking the mold
Galleries, movie theaters, performing arts theaters, the Kabukiza Theater, and more.
All types of art-related spots exist in Ginza.
In Ginza, numerous artists have taken over traditional molds and broken them, remaking them into new art and culture.
In the Ginza Short Film Contest 2019,
we are seeking new talent.
Add color with completely new images to Ginza that continues to grow through repeated phases of tradition and innovation.
All ages and forms of expression are welcome.
We await masterpieces that will make all previous films look old and instantly create a new era.
Start of entry
Friday, February 22
6 p.m. Friday, April 26
From Wednesday, May 1
Notification to successful applicants
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Ginza grows as it takes in all types of culture and raises its value in line with the changing of the times. Our group, GILC, that we began in 2002 is now entering its 18th year. As the year approaching 2020, we are launching 2019 Ginza Short Film Contest based on Ginza’s receptivity as a blank canvas, offering welcome to all types of arts and culture that immerse our district in color.
As the first year for this contest, we are only accepting film entries from Japan, but we hope to include entries from other countries as well from next year. We hope to continue this project for many years as a new entertainment of Ginza so that we can convey the allure of Ginza even more through the Ginza Short Film Contest.
Not only is Ginza the heart of Tokyo with a long history; but also will be ahead of the rest of Tokyo and Japan and will continue to disseminate new culture to the world, for the future.
Ginza Short Film Contest Representative
In 2002, seven international luxury brand companies with shops on Ginza Chuo-dori or Harumi-dori joined together to establish the Ginza International Luxury Committee (GILC) with the aim of revitalizing Ginza area and raising its profile. GILC is a committee that belongs to the Ginza Street Association, and currently counts 24 companies as its members.
As one part of Ginza, a district that represents Japan, GILC’s goal is to raise the profile of Ginza in the world, as a highly international place with a strong cultural presence. We will continue to hold various activities.