ASIA / JAPAN

A Full Moon Ghost Story
Japan / Drama / 18 minutes

Director/Writer: Yoshitaka Mori

Producer: Hiro Exile

Cast: Yuta Nakatsuka, Maho Yamada

Ryosuke is a young chef at the long-established restaurant Shogetsuro. One night, Ryosuke meets a strange woman and spends the night with her. After the encounter, strange changes start happening on Ryosuke's body.

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El Comienzo
Japan / Drama / 11 minutes

Director/Writer: Hisanori Tsukuda

Producer: Kyohko Saitoh

Cast: Tsuneko Irimajiri, Benito Garcia

"El Comienzo" stands for "the Beginning" in Spanish. This is a Japanese style "Flamenco" without dialogue. It depicts a half-life of a female flamenco dancer, from her anguish of youth, the encounter with her master, love, parting, to taking a new step.

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Incarnation
Japan /  Drama / 13 minutes 

Director/Writer/Producer: Noboru Suzuki

Cast:​ Mayumi Amano, Shinsuke Kato

A mysterious old woman who claims to be a 400-year-old vampire, and a con man who tries to swindle her out of money. What will happen at the end? A dialogic play that takes place at a coffee shop outside the town.

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Midnight Loners
Japan / Drama / 20 minutes 

Director: Takehiko Shinjo

Producer: Hiro Exile

Cast: Mandy Sekiguchi, Junko Abe

As Aoki stands at the bus stop, a woman leaves a gift bag by his side. The woman, Satomi, had just attended the wedding of her first love. Aoki chases after her, thinking she forgot her luggage.

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Toshie The Nihilist
Japan / Drama / 15 minutes 

Director: Matthew Chozick

Producer: Matt Schley

Cast: Rino Higa, Taro Yabe

Cryptocurrency exchange secretary Toshie (Rino Higa) ought to be celebrating the release of her boyfriend (Taro Yabe) from jail. Instead, a freak accident compels her to swim from Japan to Hawaii with the child of an American-Vietcong war hero.

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Wao
Japan / Short / 25 minutes 

Director: Emi Yasumura

Writer: Atsushi Asada

Producer: Kazuhide Adachi

Cast: Kei Okano 

One day, WAO encounters three strange people.
They are aliens, and WAO is told that he must return to his home planet with them. He is worried about leaving behind his parents, who do not get along with each other, and tries to repair the relationship between them with the help of the three.

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