Filmmakers and translators unite

映画監督と翻訳者よ、団結せよ!
日本国外で日本映画を世界に発信しているニッポン・コネクションは字幕なしでは考えられません。今年の春に字幕翻訳者国際協会が映画監督の皆様へのアピールを発表しました。以下、ニッポン・コネクション映画祭でも翻訳者と通訳者として活動しているイザベル・マッテス と築野真紗子による和訳をシェアします。
Was wäre Nippon Connection ohne englische oder deutsche Untertitel für all die japanischen Filme? Internationale Verbände von Untertitel-Übersetzer*innen haben dieses Jahr einen Aufruf an alle Filmemacher*innen... Continue reading

Gastbeitrag: SneakyMonday – Donnerstag, 4 Filme, 2 Meinungen

Erneut haben die Gastblogger von SneakyMonday, Malte Triesch und Helena Barth, unser Festival besucht. Für uns haben sie den Festival-Donnerstag bei Nippon Connection Revue passieren lassen. Malte: Der Donnerstag begann stressig, mit einem (dem ersten) Besuch beim Kinderarzt. Termin um 10:00 Uhr. Danach Filmfrühstück um 11:00 Uhr, auf der Arbeit sagen wir dazu „harter Anschlag“, … Continue reading Gastbeitrag: SneakyMonday – Donnerstag, 4 Filme, 2 Meinungen

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

All good things must come to an end. Today is the 6th and final day of Nippon Connection 2019. Never fear, though- we still have a few special screenings and events to offer our guests. This is your last chance, so come on out! Special Events: Film Talk- Shinya TSUKAMOTO This year’s NIPPON HONOR AWARD … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

It's been an amazing festival so far with remarkably good weather, so let the good times keep on rolling over the weekend! Here are our special offers for today: Special Events: Laughter from Bamboo Country Experience traditional Japanese narratives in modern attire! Julia and Yusuke YAMASAKI share humorous stories, accompanied by infectious Japanese music, peppered … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

Guest in Focus: Seiji Tanaka

When a Coming-of-Age Tale meets Crime and Black Comedy Seiji Tanaka, director of Melancholic, studied theater and film studies in Japan and the USA. Afterwards, he returned to Japan and began writing plays and screenplays. Melancholic is his first feature film and was awarded for the best director in the Japanese Section at the 31st Tokyo International … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Seiji Tanaka

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

For those of who who've been held back by work or school thus far, today is the day! It's Friday, which means there is still a full weekend's worth of Nippon to sink yourselves into. Here are some of the special programs we've got planned out for today. Special Events: Remembering Isao Takahata Last year, … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

Guest in Focus: Ian Thomas Ash

The Balance between Observation and Empathy while filming Death Ian Thomas Ash has been a regular guest of Nippon Connection for several years now and already won two prizes with his documentaries. In 2013, he received the NIPPON VISIONS AWARD for his Fukushima documentary A2-B-C as well as the NIPPON VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD in 2015 for -1287. … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Ian Thomas Ash

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 30th)

The first two days are merely a warm-up compared to Day Three, when Nippon Connection starts to get really busy, especially since today is a holiday. We have a lot of events, programs, and film premieres today, so let's get to it! Special Events: Lecture: Umami and Dashi "Umami," the fifth sense of taste, was … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 30th)

Guest in Focus: Takashi Makino

Between two worlds – “A chaotic mass of light and sound” Director and artist Takashi Makino shares his personal motives for making Memento Stella, featured at the 19th Nippon Connection Film Festival. With its flashing lights and psychedelic music, the film creates an ecstatic experience completely out of this world - yet so close to … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Takashi Makino

Guest in Focus: Yoshinori Sato

Outsiders and Outlaws: An interview with Yoshinori Sato Directo Yoshinori Sato, well-known for his feature films, including Bad Child and Her Mother, studied at the University of Southern California before he started to work for TV-productions. Shinjuku Tiger is his first documentary feature and will celebrate its international premiere at 19th Nippon Connection Film Festival. … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Yoshinori Sato