Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival

Social distancing at the 2021 screening of the Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest

The rules for this year's Niseko shootout are bent, but not broken! Organizers are allowing footage created outside of this calendar year to be used in a current short. A retrospective of Niseko soul!

As long as the film is under 5 minutes and remains true to the spirit of Niseko, filmakers from around the world are allowed to enter for a chance to win great prizes.

For inspiration check out last year’s entries HERE.

The Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival is the grand finale to this year’s Niseko Shootout series.

Finalists’ films will be shown on a big screen on Saturday, March 12th. MORE DETAILS to come. Check back closer to the date or keep an eye out at the Niseko Tourism page HERE.

Winners will be judged and awarded on the night, along with the winners of the #NisekoShootout Instagram Contest.

Registration is free and simple Just submit the registration form HERE. Entries accepted until March 1st, 2022.

Check out the recap video from last year!! Drive in Theatre!

  • First Prize: ¥180,000 cash prize
  • Second Prize: ¥100,000 cash prize
  • Third Prize: ¥70,000 cash prize

This year the Niseko Shootoout is partnering with the European – based Mountain Film Awards. Winning films will be featured on their website alongside other great films from Morzine, Tigner and Verbier.

So get out there, or pull out that archive and tell us your Niseko story!

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