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: Junta Yamaguchi

In the 2021 edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival's NIPPON VISIONS section, we are presenting Junta YAMAGUCHIs feature film BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES. Junta YAMAGUCHI, born in Osaka Prefecture in 1987, studied Management at Kindai University. Since 2005, he has been part of the theater group EUROPE KIKAKU from Kyoto and works as … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Junta Yamaguchi

Nippon Connection 2021- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

Yokoso! Welcome back! In 2021, Nippon Connection will once again be an entirely online festival. Once again, we have pulled out all the stops to find new ways to bring our audience the authentic Nippon Connection Festival experience. Ergo, while the film program is available every day of the festival at all times, there are … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2021- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

Guest in Focus: Koji HIJIKATA

In the 2021 edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival's NIPPON DOCS section, we are presenting Koji HIJIKATAs documentary film SAYONARA TV. Koji HIJIKATA was born in Gifu Prefecture in 1976. After graduating in English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo, he has been working as a producer at the news channel Tokai TV since … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Koji HIJIKATA

Guest in Focus: Lunch Bee House

In the 2021 edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival's NIPPON DOCS section, we are presenting Laura Liverani (right) and Neo SORA's (middle) documentary film AINU NENO AN AINU as a world premiere. Directors Laura Liverani (Japan/Italy), Neo SORA (Japan/USA), and producer Valý Þórsteinsdóttir (Iceland) (left) form the creative collective Lunch Bee House, named in … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Lunch Bee House

Guest in Focus: Soshi MATSUMOTO

In the 2021 edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival's NIPPON VISIONS section, we are presenting Soshi MATSUMOTO's feature film debut IT'S A SUMMER FILM! Soshi MATSUMOTO was born in Saitama in 1988 and started his career by directing numerous commercials, music videos, short films, and series for TV and the web. His feature-length debut … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Soshi MATSUMOTO

Guest in Focus: Akihiko YANO

In the 2021 edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival's NIPPON VISIONS section, we are showing Akihiko YANO's new feature film YES, YES, YES. Akihiko YANO was born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1985 and studied film at ENBU Seminar under Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI. He made his directorial debut with his graduation film IMAGINE in 2010. Afterwards … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Akihiko YANO

Ein Bericht zur Podiumsdiskussion „Filmproduktion und Filmkonsum in Zeiten des Corona-Lockdowns“

Am 6. März 2021 veranstaltete das Japanische Filmfestival Nippon Connection in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Japanischen Kulturinstitut eine Online-Podiumsdiskussion. Gäste waren der japanische Regisseur und Festivalveranstalter Isao Yukisada und die deutsche Filmproduzentin Bettina Brokemper. Moderiert wurde das Gespräch von Florian Höhr, Leiter des Filmprogramms bei Nippon Connection. (von Pauline Teupke) Die Abschlussfrage wäre Einladung für einen … Continue reading Ein Bericht zur Podiumsdiskussion „Filmproduktion und Filmkonsum in Zeiten des Corona-Lockdowns“

Guest Article: Nippon Connection, Midnight Eye, and the Millennial Synergy

By Tom Mes Nippon Connection is twenty years old. A very symbolic age, because in Japan it’s when you’re considered to be an adult. So it’s paradoxically suitable that the festival is marking this milestone by essentially returning to its humble beginnings: in the unprecedented shape of an online film festival, where everything is new, … Continue reading Guest Article: Nippon Connection, Midnight Eye, and the Millennial Synergy

Nippon Connection 2020- The Daily Highlights (June 14th)

On the final day of this year's festival, a hearty thank-you to all who stuck with us and helped make our digital Nippon Connection a success! Here are the final offerings from this year's online culture program. The following events can be livestreamed without pre-registration: Origami (11:30 am) Join us for our final origami stream … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2020- The Daily Highlights (June 14th)