What's Visual Tourism Award
Since 2012, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia has presented the Visual Tourism Award (Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner’s Award) to tourism and promotional films which express creativity, promotion and topicality. In its 6th year, the award will show 10 films which have been selected as finalists from the 462 works gathered from all over the country. One of these finalists will be selected and honored with the Visual Tourism Award (Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner’s Award) at the film festival in June. Also, this year will see the establishment of the new International Visual Tourism Award. By introducing alluring tourism promotional videos from overseas, we aim to further the development of visual tourism in Japan.

Visual Tourism Award Winners Finalist

ENJOYNARA
Nara City Nara Prefecture / 3:28 / 2017
Nara city fairy, Naranara sightseeing PR in English.
The Prefecture of hot spring, Oita “Go! Shinfuro!”
Oita Prefecture / 4:35 / 2016
Short movies full of laughs and tears to make your eyes burn!
COME ON! Kanmon Strait ~The monster in the strait~
Kitakyusyu City Fukuoka Prefecture,Shimonoseki City Yamaguchi Prefecture/ 2:36 / 2017
What really happened at the Kanmon Straits?
This is Nishitachi
Miyazaki City Miyazaki Prefecture / 4:29 / 2017
Miyazaki's biggest entertainment district Nishitachi's brand PR video.
Net surfer becomes Real surfer
Hyuga City Miyazaki Prefecture / 3:00 / 2016
The story of a net surfer who becomes a real surfer.
Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Argency Commisioner's AwardGo! Hatto Tome-Muso
Tome City Miyagi Prefecture / 4:05 / 2016
Hatto, an action movie about old people and Tome city’s soul food.
Kusatsu Onsen, JAPAN - Summer - 4K (ultra HD)
Gunma Prefecture / 3:36 / 2016
“So Beautiful!” This is highly praised even abroad! Replayed more than 1.6 million times!
Sakurajima Island / Beauty of Life,Kagoshima
Kagoshima Prefecture / 3:05 / 2016
Video Letter to Kagoshima fans around the world
The town is “Zurui”, Aomori prefecture.
Aomori Prefecture / 2:46 / 2016
What is common between urban-like older sister and country-like younger sister
MOFU MOFU-DOGS “Waiting4U”
Akita Prefecture / 2:11 / 2016
Promoting the charm of northern Akita Prefecture through the power of fluffy Akita dogs.

Visual Tourism International Award Winners Finalist

Don't Go to Iran
Iran / 03:33
What comes to mind when you hear "Iran"? Strict religious discipline? Exclusion? This video will change your image of Iran!
Honduras, Love Outright
Honduras / 01:35
If you love adventure, this is the place to be!
Holland. The Original Cool. The Beginning
Holland / 01:00
Holland has more than just tulips and cheese! Discover more of Holland’s cool features!
Visual Tourism International AwardJames Cameron in 100% Pure New Zealand
New Zealand / 01:36
See New Zealand through the eyes of world-renowned filmmaker James Cameron.
Most Beautiful Island in the Philippines - Scenezoned S01E01 with Solenn Heussaff
Philippines / 03:06
Which is more beautiful? The island or the very popular Filipino actress, Solenn Heussaff?
VISIT JAPAN Special AwardThe Great Escape | Bundner entfuhren Stadter in die Berge
Switzerland / 02:42
Many surprises with so much emotion at the end!
Window Seat in Kashmir
India / 05:22
Do you know where Kashmir is? It's the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent

Visual Tourism Award Winners (1st-5th)

うどん県。それだけじゃない香川県

1st Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Argency Commisioner's Award

Udon Prefecture. It's just not a Kagawa Prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture

kumamoto surprise film 「くまもとで、まってる。」

1st Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Argency Commisioner's Award

kumamoto surprise film ”Kumamotode Matteru”

Kumamoto Prefecture

おしい!広島県 THE MOVIE

2nd Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Argency Commisioner's Award

Oshii! Hiroshima-ken THE MOVIE

Hiroshima Prefecture

仙台・宮城 結び旅

3rd Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Argency Commisioner's Award

Sendai Miyagi Musubi Tabi

Miyagi Prefecture

もうひとつの京都

4th Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Argency Commisioner's Award

Another Kyoto

Kyoto Prefecture

うつくしいひと The Gift of Memory

5th Visual Tourism Award, Japan Tourism Argency Commisioner's Award

The Gift of Memory

Kumamoto Prefecture