A company worker Sato, a man who has no experience in romance, becomes a boss of a new employee Hikari Hoshino. Confused about her nonsense behavior, Sato has a suspicion that she may be an alien and starts watching over her. (Hiroho Mieno, Japan, 2022, 25 min.) In Japanese with English subtitles
Akashi, a solitary man with no family, does the dirty work for Hiramoto, a yakuza boss. His life changes when he meets Yo, a Chinese restaurant worker who has no place to live.
As a fellow struggler, Akashi opens up and offers her his home but soon realizes that this decision will bring unforeseen consequences. (Shun Tachizono, Japan, 2022, 20 min.) In Japanese with English subtitles
When She Dresses Up
Rin is a freshman who goes to a regional university. Taro is a senior. They began living together, but... (Yoshika Nakayama, Japan, 2022, 20 min.) In Japanese with English subtitles
Yuki came back to his hometown and found some fireworks at a store then visited his old friend Go. As talking about recent news about their school friends and revisiting forgotten memories, Yuki tries to grasp trace of friendship between him and Go. (Haruka Konuta, Japan, 2022, 11 min.) In Japanese with English subtitles
Presented in partnership with Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2023