GINZAZA is a short film playground inside an underground parking lot. Each edition will be a unique exploration into the short film format. Our goal is to create a space where anyone, from non-movie goers to busy bees, can casually stop by. The films may be short, but we hope you’ll think about them for a long time.

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GINZAZA Edition 2: コントロール Control





The theme for this edition of GINZAZA is CONTROL.

What comes to mind when you think of the word?
A baseball that gets sucked into the strike zone after leaving the pitcher's hand? Being squished inside a packed commuter train in the morning? Tears of joy you can't hold back? Your never-ending to-do list?

All around us, there are varying levels of control working in a myriad of ways.

For this edition, we decided to explore this theme through 10 short films. The line-up includes films that were intentionally made by relinquishing control in the process, films that reveal control by the state or powers that be, films that are meticulously planned, films about being out of control and so on.

Through the stories, the people, the emotions, the images and sounds, we hope that you can freely interpret and find the many facets of control.


On Mondays through Fridays, a film will be screened at the head of every hour from 10:00~19:00. Weekends will feature three programs of 3~4 films. The weekend programs will begin at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. Enjoy the films in a way that suits your mood. All film screenings will be followed by a Q&A video with the director(s).



※ Sony Park miniで配布されるオリジナル冊子『ZineZaZa』には、同プロジェクトが立ち上がった経緯なども詳しく記載しています。

What is a Suika-wari Film?

Similar to hitting a piñata, during the summers in Japan, people play a game called “Suika-wari” where people call out directions to help a blindfolded person hit a watermelon. Once it's hit and split, everybody joins in on eating the fruit together.
The Suika-wari Film is an original GINZAZA video project, taking clues from this party game.
GINZAZA’s graphic designer, Ray Masaki who has never made a film before (aka the blindfolded hitter) has to recreate a scene from a film he has never seen (aka hit the watermelon), which he will shoot based only on an annotated script that the GINZAZA team prepared (aka cheering and direction from everyone else).
The whole point of a “Suika-wari” is to share the fruits of the labor together. At GINZAZA, we'll screen Ray’s resulting video along with the scene from the original film to enjoy together.

* More details about this project can be read in GINZAZA’s official zine, ZineZaZa, which you can find at Sony Park mini during the series dates.


A bilingual free magazine “ZineZaZa” will be distributed at the venue. The magazine will also contain an original story written by writer Junko Gosho on the theme of “control”! Please check it out.


Dates 日程:
2023.03.01 – 03.15

Hours 営業時間:
月曜日~金曜日: 9:30~20:00⁠
土曜日、日曜日: 10:30~19:00⁠
Weekdays: 9:30-20:00
Weekends: 10:30-19:00

Admission 料金:
¥100 / 1作品 (per film)

※スイカ割り映画は無料 / Suika-wari Film is free.

各回キャパ: 8席(先着順)
Capacity for each screening: 8 seats (first come, first served).

※入場は当日チケット制、各回上映30分前にSony Park miniにて販売開始

※ Tickets can be bought at Sony Park mini starting 30 minutes before each screening.
※ Weekday screenings begin at 9am, with a film screening at the top of every hour (last screening begins at 19:00).
※ Films are screened in programmed groups during the weekend.
※ All films will have subtitles so that they can be enjoyed in both English and Japanese.

Location 場所: Sony Park Mini
〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座5丁目3番1号地先
B1 Nishi-Ginza Parking,
5-3-1 Chisaki, Ginza, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0061

Instagram: @ginzazafilms

Past Editions 過去のエディション:
Edition 1 (May 2022)