Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

Hard to believe, but we’re already at the weekend!  Not too much for today is already sold out, so there are still lots of opportunities to enjoy the many cultural events of movie premiers planned for today!   Special Events: Film Talks Today’s Film Talk features Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, screenwriter for the occult classic The Ring … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

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Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

The weather has been getting more variable, but at least that means it’s cooler than at the start of the week.  Hopefully this will encourage more people to come visit us and avoid the worst of the weather by sitting in on the many events planned for today!  Highlights below.   Special Events: Taiko Concert … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

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

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