“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)

Kino@HOME: Tipps für das Heimkino!

Festivalstimmung zu Hause – geht denn das? Und wie! Wir zeigen dir, wie du zu Hause dein persönliches Kino@HOME kreieren kannst! (Vielen Dank an Ines Blume für diese schöne Impression aus ihrem Kino@HOME 2021.) Es ist 2021, es ist Juni, es ist Nippon Connection-Zeit! Klar, am liebsten würden wir mit dir gemeinsam auch dieses Jahr … Continue reading Kino@HOME: Tipps für das Heimkino!

Guest in Focus: Yu Hsin CHIUEH

In the 2021 edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival's NIPPON VISIONS section, we are presenting Yu Hsin CHIUEHs short film PROJECT TANUKI as part of our JVTA Meets PIA Film Festival: Shorts program. Born in 1995 in the U.S.A., Chiueh came to Japan from Taiwan in 2018 and began shooting self-produced films. She currently … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Yu Hsin CHIUEH

Nippon Connection 2021- The Daily Highlights (June 3rd)

Welcome to the third day of this year's online festival! Here are today's highlights. Events/Presentations/Workshops: Japanese Characters for Beginners (12 p.m.) This ticketed workshop will offer an introduction to how to write some of the many Kanji characters in the Japanese language, considered by many to be the most difficult part of written Japanese to … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2021- The Daily Highlights (June 3rd)

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!

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

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