Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2019

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

EVENTS

Opening Ceremony

Our wonderful guests from Asia which include Film directors and Film stars will appear on our gorgeous on-the-water red carpet at Canal City Hakata. Come enjoy our Opening Ceremony. You won’t want to miss it!

  • Date
    Sept.13(Fri.) 19:00~
  • Venue
    Canal City Hakata B1 Sun Plaza Stage

* Anyone coming to Canal City Hakata can see our event (standing). However, please understand that the event will not be held at the Sun Plaza Stage if holding it there is deemed difficult on account of bad weather.

Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival Special Offering
“A Master Class in Filmmaking”by Film Director Brillante Ma. Mendoza

The Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival is pleased to announce the holding of “A Master Class in Filmmaking” to be given by Brillante Ma. Mendoza, a master of film direction, who has received awards from the Cannes International Film Festival, the Venice International Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival, regarded as the top 3 film festivals in the world. Mr. Mendoza will speak on his unique filmmaking techniques such as attaining presence in visual imagery using hand-held cameras, on getting sound with noise that is fresh and seething, and directional tips on extracting acting performance independent of the script. You will also be able to hear in detail, how the film director feels about motion pictures. This is a rare opportunity where you will be able to directly ask the film director your questions. Please understand that there may be mass media camera and video coverage of the event. We shall look forward to your attendance.

  • Date
    September 17 (Thu.), 2019  2:30PM
  • Place
    Nishitetsu Inn Fukuoka 2F Hall A (Tenjin 1-16-1, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City)
  • Lecturer
    Brillante Ma. Mendoza
  • Specifics
    Lecture on film production, showing of related visual imagery.
    We will have a Q&A on visual imagery production.
  • Admission
    No admission but you must apply to attend
  • Capacity
    Seating for the first 100 people.
  • Language
    Japanese (consecutive Japanese to English interpretation available)
  • Organized by
    Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival Executive Committee
    The Japan Foundation Asia Center
  • Information
    Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival Executive Committee
    TEL:092-733-5170
    Email:info@focus-on-asia.com
    Web:focus-on-asia.com

Brillante Ma. Mendoza
Brillante Ma. Mendoza

PROFILE:
A major film director from the Philippines. His debut film, “Masahista”(The Masseur) (2005) won the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival. “Tirador”(Slingshot) (2007) won the Caligari Film Award at Berlinale and “Kinatay” won the Best Director Award at Cannes. “Thy Womb” (2012) received 3 awards at the Venice International Film Festival while “Taklub” (2015) and “Ma’Rosa” (2016) both took awards at Cannes. Brillante Ma. Mendoza participated by filming in Japan for the omnibus film “Asian Three-fold Mirror 2016: Reflections”, a motion picture directed by 3 spirited Asian film directors who are active globally.
Our film festival, the Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival, has shown 4 films by the film director starting with “Tirador”. Our screening of “Tirador” became the film director’s first film to be shown in Japan.

Films Directed by Brillante Ma. Mendoza to be Shown at the Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2019

Alpha, The Right To Kill
2018/Philippines/94 min.

  • Dates
    Sept. 14 (Sat.) 13:30/ Sept.16 (Mon.) 17:15/ Sept.19 (Thu.) 17:00
  • Venue
    United Cinemas Canal City 13

Lakbayan (Journey)
2018/Philippines/118 min.

  • Dates
    Sept.14 (Sat.) 10:15/ Sept. 16 (Mon.) 13:00/ Sept.19 (Thu.) 19:15
  • Venue
    United Cinemas Canal City 13

Application closed

Symposiums

We will hold 3 symposiums, full of topics of value, only available here.

You can get in with a Film Festival ticket stub. Speakers are subject to change without notice.

Theme1 : Film Director Zhang Lu : The Secret Recipe for Making “Fukuoka”

Surrounding the film director, those who participated in the production of “Fukuoka” will speak on the “inside” and “outside” of Zhang Lu’s style of filmmaking. You’ll get to hear the secrets behind Zhang Lu magic!

  • Date
    September 15(Sun.) after the showing of “Fukuoka”
  • Venue
    United Cinemas Canal City 13
  • Scheduled Speaker
    Film Director Zhang Lu of “Fukuoka”

Theme2 : “New Waves in Asia”: Are They Doing Well?

We will ask emerging filmmakers who will shoulder the next generation of Southeast Asia, about movements in new films. What is different from the Asian films of the past and where are these new films headed?

  • Date
    Sept.16(Mon.)after the showing of “Lakbayan”(Journey).
  • Venue
    United Cinemas Canal City 13
  • Scheduled Speaker
    Brillante Ma. Mendoza
    (Film Director, “Alpha, The Right To Kill ”and“Lakbayan”(Journey))
    Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Film Director “Manta Ray”)
    Joe Bacus(Film Director, “Markado, the Moon Devourer”)

Theme3 : Not Global but Regional!

Welcoming the film directors of our special features, we will discuss about how we can send films from unique cultural areas to the world, in an age when every system is becoming globalized.

  • Date
    Sept. 17(Tue.)after the showing of “Humba Dreams”
  • Venue
    United Cinemas Canal City 13
  • Scheduled Speaker
    Dirmawan Hatta(Film Director, “Other Man’s Wife”)
    Boonsong Nakphoo(Film Director, “The Wall”)
    Phan Dang Di(Film Director)
    Yuji Nakae(Film Director)

Organized by
Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival Executive Committee
The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Information : Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival Executive Committee
TEL:092-733-5170
Email:info@focus-on-asia.com
Web:focus-on-asia.com

Co-organized by
  • ASIA center
Assistance
  • 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
Support
  • G-angle
  • LEVEL5
  • KONICA MINOLTA
  • 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
  • TSUKUMO
  • KOREAN AIR
  • beyond2020

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