Guest in Focus: Kensei Takahashi

"MeToo Japan" - A Young Filmmakers Perspective Kensei Takahashi, born 1996 in Hokkaido, already dreamed about making films when he was still a child. Takahashis debut feature Sea was his final work for university and was presented at the Tokyo International Film Festival. We are very pleased that Mr. Takahashi will attend the 19th Nippon Connection … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Kensei Takahashi

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Guest in Focus: Natsuki Nakagawa

Of Ghost's and Angry Women – A New Form of Psychological Analyses Natsuki Nakagawas film debut "She Is Alone" will celebrate its international premiere at the 19th Nippon Connection Film Festival. Nakagawa managed to creativly underline her analytic highschool drama with elements of a ghostly psycho-thriller. "She Is Alone" is shown together with the short film … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Natsuki Nakagawa

Guest in Focus: Kosai Sekine

The Art of Anthropology - Kosai Sekine cinematically explores what truly moves people. Director Kosai Sekine studied Philosophy at the Sophia University in Tokyo. Always finding images that emotionally speak to the audience, Sekine directed not only short films but also commercials and music videos. He was awarded the Young Director Award Grand Prix at … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Kosai Sekine

Nippon Honor Award 2019: Shinya Tsukamoto

This year, the fifth Nippon Honor Award will be presented to the multi-talented cult legend, Shinya Tsukamoto. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Tsukamoto grew up with a Super 8 “attached to his hand,” already making films when he was just a teenager, with Akira Kurosawa being one of his first great influences. Though he temporarily … Continue reading Nippon Honor Award 2019: Shinya Tsukamoto

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

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