Get involved today!
Launched in 2018, Th Best of Niseko Awards are designed to give our Niseko visitors the opportunity to recognise their favourite Niseko spots by voting for them.
We have created a shortlist of Niseko favourites which were chosen by a local committee of 10 foodies, restaurateurs, business managers and owners. Details of committee are in issue #43 of Whats On Niseko. Voting is now open and will run until .
The winners will be announced in Whats On Niseko and we will be hosting an awards evening scheduled for early March, details of which will be announced later.
To vote, please visit scan the QR code above. For any questions please contact [email protected]
Don't miss out on this must-see Spring event in Niseko!
The Niseko Shootout Film Festival is the grand finale to this year’s Niseko Shootout series - and we want you to put your time in Niseko this winter to good use by entering your own film!
The finalists’ films will be shown on a big screen on Saturday, March 14 at Hanazono Edge, including winners judged and awarded on the night along with the winners of the #NisekoShootout Instagram Contest.
JPY250,000 in cash and seriously cool prizes including Icelantic skis and a Gentemstick snowboard are up for grabs!
Selected films (max 7 minutes) will be premiered in 5 categories:
- Person Profile
- Park Riding
Registration is free and simple Just submit the registration form; open from now until March 2nd. Come one, come all for an end of season celebration of Niseko winter through film and photography!
1st Place: 120,000 JPY Cash Prize
2nd Place: 80,000 JPY Cash Prize
3rd Place: 50,000 JPY Cash Prize
MORE DETAILS on the 2019-20 Short Film Festival event will be announced soon.
Short Film Festival Guidelines:
Registration is free.
Entrants must fill out the Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest Entry Form by March 2nd, 2020.
Films must be submitted by March 2nd, 2020.
Entries can be of any duration - max 7 minutes.
Foreign language films must be accompanied by an English translation or have English subtitles.
Films must have been completed after March 14th, 2018.
Films must contain footage filmed in and/or around Shiribeshi region.
Films must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.
If the films contain words, captions are strongly recommended considering the native languages of the judges panel (English & Japanese).
Entrants are responsible for ensuring films have all music (festival rights) and talent permissions required for public display. Please submit relevant documentation with your film entry.
Entrants are required to supply promotional materials: 3x still images and a 10-15 second teaser clip for the purpose of promoting the film and film fest.
Entrants will be judged by the below 5 criteria:
- Niseko soul
- Story telling
- Production & Editing
*I acknowledge that the Niseko Shootout jury will select the winning films and no discussion into the final decision will be entered into.
*The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these guidelines, and questions arising from them, will be decided at the sole discretion of the Film Fest organizers.
There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners only. Each winner can come from any category. For Example: All winners can come from 1 category.
Entrants are required to provide an HD high-resolution version of the film.
Means of submission will be discussed via email upon entrant's registration.