© Yuki Takashima

25th Entertainment Division Jury Selections

The Man of the Terms of Service

Video work



A new editor visits a novelist she admires, but what he was writing was not a novel. This short comedy portrays a man who is at the mercy of the times but never gives up writing even though his peak has passed. Inspired by Tokyo’s Support Program for Arts and Culture, this film was co-created with a theater company whose plays have been canceled due to the pandemic. The novelist’s attitude to never quit writing encourages many creators.