“And the award goes to … !” – The Award Winners of the 21st Nippon Connection Film Festival

This year's Nippon Connection must have stood under a lucky star. The pandemic forced us to organize a second online-only film festival. But despite the uncertainties we could realize a great festival, blessed with an array of marvelous films, strong partners and supporters, and a wonderful audience! And thanks to the online edition, the audience … Continue reading “And the award goes to … !” – The Award Winners of the 21st Nippon Connection Film Festival

Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor! (Teil 2)

Es ist soweit, das Filmfestival Nippon Connection ist zurück mit einer so großen Auswahl an Filmen, dass es schwer sein kann, den passenden Film (oder Filme) für den Kinoabend zu finden. Aus diesem Grund haben wir unsere Praktikant*innen dieses Jahr gefragt, ob sie nicht ihre persönlichen Favoriten mit uns teilen möchten. Hier kommt Teil 2 … Continue reading Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor! (Teil 2)

Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor!

Es ist soweit, das Filmfestival Nippon Connection ist zurück mit einer so großen Auswahl an Filmen, dass es schwer sein kann, den passenden Film (oder Filme) für den Kinoabend zu finden. Aus diesem Grund haben wir unsere Praktikant*innen dieses Jahr gefragt, ob sie nicht ihre persönlichen Favoriten mit uns teilen möchten. Hier kommt Teil 1 … Continue reading Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor!

Nippon Connection 2021- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

We hope you all tuned in last night for this year's Opening Ceremony! The digital events continue today with both cultural events and several film talks with some of our featured directors! Events/Workshops: Japanese Cinema- A Book Presentation from Kayo Adachi-Rabe In this free presentation, the author will discuss the history and milestones of Japanese … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2021- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

Guest in Focus: Yukiko MISHIMA

Yukiko MISHIMA, director of Shape of Red, was born in Osaka in 1969. After graduating from Kobe College, she worked at the TV broadcasting station NHK before completing her first cinema feature, SHISEI: LIKE A SMELLING MOON, in 2009. Since then, she has worked as a director and script writer for cinema as well as … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Yukiko MISHIMA

Guest in Focus: Akiko OKU

Akiko OKU, director of My Sweet Grappa Remedies, born in Yokohama in 1968, studied at Meiji University and at the Film School of Tokyo. Initially working in television, she directed her debut feature IGAITO SHINANAI in 1999. After that, she completed six other feature films, including TOKYO SERENDIPITY in 2007, MONSTER in 2013, and FANTASTIC … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Akiko OKU

Nippon Connection and Female Filmmakers: A 2020 Look-Back

For as long as movies have existed, women have been every bit as central to the development and expansion of the medium as the many male figures that are typically regarded as the "original" (read, "only") masters of the art form. Despite this importance, gender disparity remains a massive problem in the industry to this … Continue reading Nippon Connection and Female Filmmakers: A 2020 Look-Back

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)