Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2018

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September 14th(Fri.) to 23rd(Sun.) 2018

EVENTS

Opening Ceremony

Invited film directors, actors and actresses from the Asian film industry and beyond will be present at our Opening Ceremony, which will officially open our film festival for this year. Like last year, a spectacular red carpet ceremony is to be held at Canal City Hakata, which will serve as our show piece event for our Opening Ceremony. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these spirited film directors, actors and actresses at such a close distance! On top of this, you'll get to see a special Indonesian dance performance, so don't miss it!

  • Date and Time
    September 18 (Fri.) 19:00- (subject to change without notice)
  • Venue
    UNITED CINEMAS CANAL CITY13 / Screen 5
  • Venue
    Canal City Hakata B1F Sun Plaza Stage

Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2018 Symposiums

FOR ASIAN FILMS OF TOMORROW

We'd like to think about what we can do for tomorrow's films through a discussion, focusing on two points of view.

(1)International Co-Production without Losing Identity

The film being Asian but funded and distributed by Europe. These cases are noticeable now. It is now a normal practice to provide talent and funding to Asian film directors who are unable to raise funds in their own country and sell the film on the international film market. However this doesn't always turn out to be a plus. Rather there is a higher potential of the film losing its regional character and turning into an Asian-like art film. We'd like to think about this realistic issue, of how film directors with talent can protect their identity and still continue to make films through international co-production.

  • Date and Time
    September18 (Tue) 13:00-
  • Venue
    UNITED CINEMAS CANAL CITY13 / Screen 5
  • Panelists
    Ere GOWDA, Director of “Balekempa” (India)
    WATANABE Kazutaka, Producer of “Passage of Life” (Japan)
    ZHANG Lu, Director of “Fukuoka” (China)
  • Moderator
    HARIKI Yasuhiro, Festival Director

(2)Regionally Based International Film Festivals

There is one large-scale film festival in each country. Take Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Moscow, Busan and Tokyo. Most of them represent their own country. It's as if they are placing national prestige on the line by carrying the national flag. Also the bigger the film festival, the better the market functions. In contrast, international film festivals held in regional small to mid sized cities have continued to promote themselves as attractive film festivals by bringing out their uniqueness and originality. This they have done by stressing their unique concepts, geographical character and their climate and environment. Accordingly, we'd like to think about how a film festival, which functions regionally, should be.

  • Date and Time
    September19 (Wed) 13:00-
  • Venue
    UNITED CINEMAS CANAL CITY13 / Screen 5
  • Panelists
    Kay NGUYEN, Director of “The Tailor” (Vietnam)
    Ferdinand LAPUZ, Producer of “The Baggage” (Philippines)
    Donsaron KOVITVANITCHA
    Producer of “Malila: The Farewell Flower” and “Die Tomorrow” (Thailand)
  • Moderator
    HARIKI Yasuhiro, Festival Director

RESTORATION ASIA VI

A Symposium on Film Restoration and Preservation in and from Asia

“Restoration and repatriation through international and regional collaboration”

  • Date and Time
    September15 (Sat) 16:00-
  • Venue
    UNITED CINEMAS CANAL CITY13 / Screen 5
  • Panelists
    Liza Dino-SEGUERRA (Chairperson and CEO, Film Development Council of the Philippines)
    Leo P.KATIGBAK (Head ABS-CBN Film Restoration)
    Adrian WOOD (Founder, Restoration Asia)
  • Moderator
    OKAJIMA Hisashi, Director, National Film Archive of Japan

Special Talk hosted by FDCP

Spotlight: Philippines Cinema Centennial Talks

Philippines’ Alternative and Archipelagic Cinema

  • Date and Time
    September16 (Sun) 16:00-
  • Venue
    UNITED CINEMAS CANAL CITY13 / Screen 5
Co-organized by
  • ASIA center

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