Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2019

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September 13th(Fri.) to 19th(Thu.) 2019



Fukuoka Independent Film Festival

The Fukuoka Independent Film Festival (FIDFF) was started in 2009 with a purpose of fostering creators of video production and providing them with means of exchange. This is the 11th season for the festival.
This year, the festival will exhibit a total of 28 films focusing on re-exhibiting its 2018 award winning titles and presenting its unique selection to include invited works.
Also, Yang Ik-june, the internationally active film director and actor, is expected to pay a visit to the festival where he will show two short films that may be hard to come by for people in Fukuoka. So, don’t miss this opportunity! He will also put on a talk event.
In addition, many works will be shown which have never been exhibited in Fukuoka before.
Thinking of becoming a filmmaker? Studying to be a filmmaker? Or you may just want to see specific films and meet their film directors and cast members, who you think might have future potential. There are many ways to enjoy the Fukuoka Independent Film Festival. Looking forward to seeing you!

  • Date
    August 30 (Fri.), 2019-Sept. 1 (Sun.) 2019
  • Venue
    Fukuoka City Science Museum 6F Science Hall
    (4-2-1 Ropponmatsu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City)
  • Admission
    One day pass \1,000 available at the door
    *High school students and under are free. College/University/Technical School students half price.
    *Showing an advance ticket to the Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival will get you a discount.
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  • Other Info
    With the change in the festival venue starting this year, FIDFF is collaborating with the Ropponmatsu region to promote the area and foster its culture. You can earn benefits if you come to our festival, visit participating stores and attend our workshops dressed in a yukata (informal cotton kimono for summer wear). While coming out to see FIDFF films, do enjoy the “Stamp Rally” (collecting stamps at booths, stores for benefits) and the Special Fair we’ll have in store for you.

Taiwan Film Festival

Having started in 2010, this will mark the 10th year for the Taiwan Film Festival. This year, four films, including “Missing Johnny” which took 4 awards at the Taipei Film Festival 2017, will be shown to give you an awareness of Taiwanese culture.

  • Date
    Sept. 12 (Thu.)-Sept.17(Tue.)
  • Venue
    Fukuoka Asian Art Museum 8F Ajibi Hall
    (3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City)
  • Admission per film
    Advance ticket \1,100 / At the door: \1,300
    *“Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival” tickets can be used
    *Jr. High/High School/College/University and Foreign Students \500
    (You must show your student ID)
    *People with disabilities can enter for \500
    (Please provide either a Physical Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate or Mental Disability Certificate). Attendants may also enter for \500 per person.

Fukuoka Asia Film Festival

A total of 10 films from Indonesia, the Philippines, Syria, Hong Kong and more will be shown including 4 titles marking their first exhibition in Kyushu. From this year, the Fukuoka Asia Film Festival will be supporting the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) and hopefully, this will bring more significance to the event.

  • Date
    Sept. 19 (Thu.)-Sept.24(Tue.)
  • Venue
    Fukuoka Asian Art Museum 8F Ajibi Hall
    (3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City)
  • Admission per film
    Advanced Ticket: \1,100 / At the door: \1,300
    *Disabled persons, Junior High,/High School/Foreign students \500
    *“Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival” tickets can be used
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11th Presentation on Producing Subtitles to East Asian Films by Students of Fukuoka University

2 films will be shown, a Chinese film with Japanese subtitles and a Japanese film with Chinese subtitles. Subtitles to both films were produced by students of Fukuoka University.

  • Date
    Sept. 28 (Sat.) 13:00-15:45 (Doors open 12:45)
  • Venue
    Fukuoka Tenjin Daimaru Elgala Hall 7F Multi-Purpose Hall
    (1-4-2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City)
  • Admission
  • Films
    (1)“Spring Forever” (1959), a Chinese film with Japanese subtitles
    (2)“Camouflage” (2014), a Japanese film directed by Daishi Kato with Chinese subtitles.
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Co-organized by
  • ASIA center
  • 芸術文化振興基金
Special Support
  • 西日本シティ銀行
  • 公益財団法人 西日本国際財団
  • 福岡地所株式会社
  • 株式会社福岡リアルティ
  • G-angle
  • LEVEL5
  • 九州電力
  • 福岡銀行
  • 西鉄
  • 西部ガス
  • JR九州
  • タマホーム
  • 正晃株式会社
  • 明治安田生命
  • NTT西日本
  • 東京海上日動
  • 福太郎
  • beyond2020

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