Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, which selects a qualifying short film for the Academy Awards every year, will present its Autumn Screening from Oct. 5 to 12 at two locations in Tokyo.

The program of 36 short films in various categories features big names such as Kirsten Dunst (“The Second Bakery Attack”), action icon Sonny Chiba (“Shakespeare in Tokyo”) and the late, great Masahiko Tsugawa (“Siren”), but a joy of the festival is discovering the new talent from Japan and elsewhere in the world.

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