Guest Article: Windows on Worlds – Nippon Connection, Day 2

The Editor of Windows on Worlds, Hayley Scanlon reports from her day 2 at the festival. After spending the opening night watching two documentaries about people living outside the mainstream, day two was all about fiction. Showcasing the immense variety to be found even within the realms of small scale indie, these four contemporary dramas … Continue reading Guest Article: Windows on Worlds – Nippon Connection, Day 2

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Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

  It's been another warm one so far, but we hope that you have been able to stick out the sticky pre-summer weather and have some good times at Nippon Connection 2018 so far.  Rain is predicted today but hopefully it restricts itself to the times when you are all inside, enjoying some of these … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

Guest in Focus: Hisa ENOMOTO – Koinobori Workshop

(Deutsche und Japanische Originalversion unten) In Japan, koi fish are traditionally considered to bring good luck. Many people decorate their houses in May with big koi flags (“koinobori”). Hisa ENOMOTO and Mamie Zauner from Kokemoos e.V. create colorful flags for a good purpose! At the 18th Nippon Connection Film Festival visitors will have the chance … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Hisa ENOMOTO – Koinobori Workshop

Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 30th)

The time is already starting to slip away! Today is the first full day of the festival after last night’s opening, so make sure to get here nice and early to pack in as much as you can!   Special Events: Banzai! Japanese Cult Movie Posters Armin Junge, whose collection of vintage Japanese movie posters … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 30th)

Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 29th)

Summer is approaching and the streets are dotted with strawberry and asparagus stands, which can only mean one thing- another Nippon Connection is upon us!  We're coming fast on two whole decades of Nippon Connection serving as a major cross-cultural touchstone for the city of Frankfurt, and as always, we have a lot of great … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 29th)

Guest in Focus: Taku AOYAGI – The Road He Walks: A Story of He-Kun

(インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。)   (Deutscher Text siehe unten.) At the 18th Nippon Connection Film Festival, young directors have the opportunity to show their films for the first time outside of Japan. Director Taku AOYAGI lets us know in the interview, that he really is excited about the reactions of the audience at the festival. He presents the … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Taku AOYAGI – The Road He Walks: A Story of He-Kun

Guest in Focus: Michiyo ARAKAWA – Kirigami Papercut Workshop

(インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。) (Deutscher Text siehe unten.) From Okinawa prefecture in south of japan, Michiyo ARAKAWA travels to us to decorate the 18th Nippon Connection japanese Film Festival with her beautiful paperflowers. True to her motto: Everybody is different and everything is good” the participant of her workshop can get their very own kirigami flower to blossom. … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Michiyo ARAKAWA – Kirigami Papercut Workshop

Guest in Focus: Sayaka ONO – Love and Wolbachia

(インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。)   (Deutscher Text siehe unten.) Her graduation project The Duckling was presented at 11th Nippon Connection Film Festival. This year Sayaka Ono delivers the opening movie of our new section NIPPON DOCS: Love and Wolbachia. She will be presenting the international premiere in person at May 29. When and how did you first get … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Sayaka ONO – Love and Wolbachia

Nippon Honor Award 2018: Shinobu TERAJIMA

The Nippon Honor Award is awarded for the fourth time. We are proud to announce that this year's winner will be actress Shinobu TERAJIMA. Born in Kyoto on December 28th, 1972, TERAJIMA hails from a long line of performers on both sides of her family. Her father, Kikugoro ONOE, is a legendary kabuki actor (her … Continue reading Nippon Honor Award 2018: Shinobu TERAJIMA

Guest in Focus: Takayuki NAKAMURA – Zen and Bones

(インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。)   (Deutscher Text siehe unten.) In 2005, Takayakui NAKAMURA's first film Yokohama Mary was shown at Nippon Connection Film Festival. More than then years later he presents his second film, Zen and Bones, in person at the festival. With such a slow work pace he does not even try to keep up with current … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Takayuki NAKAMURA – Zen and Bones