OPENING EVENT Held September 18 (Fri.)
“The Golden Crane Warrior” (Indonesia) was shown as our Opening Film in commemoration of our special feature on Indonesian films,
A “Red Carpet Ceremony” was held above water at Canal City Hakata, stylishly attended by approximately 50 of our invited guests After the Red Carpet Ceremony, “JeckosDance”, invited from Indonesia, put on a live performance.
THE SHOWING OF OUR OFFICIAL LINE UP OF INVITED FILMS
Held September 19 (Sat.) ～September 25 (Fri.)
- Motion Pictures officially invited to our Film Festival consisted of 15 cinematic masterpieces representing Asia. These showings marked Asian Premieres for 3 films and Japanese Premieres for 10 films.
SPECIAL INDONESIAN FEATURE : “MAGIC☆INDONESIA“
Held September 19 (Sat.)～September 22 (Tue.)
- Through the co-sponsorship of the Japan Foundation Asia Center, we presented our special Indonesian feature “Magic☆Indonesia”.
Including two titles from our official program of invited films from Indonesia, the special feature exhibited a total of 8 films.
Included in the special feature from our program lineup of officially invited Indonesian films were the action packed “The Golden Cane Warrior” (produced by Riri Riza, a leading Indonesian film director and Mira Lesmana, a leading Indonesian producer), and “Kuldesak”, a motion picture which became a pioneering film for Indonesia’s New Cinema movement (directed by Riri Riza and Mira Lesmana in their youth, together with female film director Nan T. Achnas and Rizal Mantovani). Another 6 titles in the special feature included motion pictures directed by leading Indonesian film directors such as Garin Nugroho and Riri Riza as well as Indonesian film directors new to the industry. Most of the guests from these motion pictures gave stage presentations and participated in Q&A sessions after their films were shown.
Even outside of film exhibition, the mutual relationship with regard to the motion picture industries of Indonesia and Japan were strengthened through the holding of symposiums addressing the three themes, of “’Kuldesak’ and the Dawn of Indonesian New Cinema”, “From ‘Laba Laba Laba’: On Repairing and Preserving Film” and “Voices of Indonesia’s New Film Directors”.
In stage events, a dance performance by JeckoSDANCE and a live performance by the city’s pop band, “IKKUBARU” were held.
Furthermore “Indonesia Culture Day”, an event of exchange with the public was organized and held. The event included the workshop “Indonesian Transformation: The Power, Performance and Dreams of Female Warriors” with film director Riri Riza and film producer Mira Lesmana as panelists. Other attractions included stage events put on by Indonesian exchange students and other workshops.
SPECIAL JAPANESE FEATURE: JAPANESE SOUTH SEA FANTASY
Held September 23 (Wed.)
- Why do people in Japan entrust their dreams to the South Seas? Based on this theme, we showed 4 entertaining films, which depicted people trapped in their dreamy fantasies.
SYMPOSIUM: Southeast Asia’s New Film Directors Living in Generation X
Held September 20 (Sun.)
- Inviting members of a new generation of film directors from Southeast Asia, a symposium was organized with Gakuryu Ishii, a film director from Fukuoka, to discuss the state of affairs of the Southeast Asian film industry.
FUKUOKA ONE MINUTE FILM COMPETITION
Held September 21 (Mon.)
- The theme of the Fukuoka One Minute Film Competition was “the charm of Fukuoka I want to relay to the world”. Out of an entry of 68 short films, 4 guest judges including film director Gakuryu Ishii held a public screening of 10 entries which passed the first screening process. In the end, the Grand Prix Award went to film director Satoko Ukeguchi for her entry “ Oishikaken Fukuokaken”, which was exhibited at the Sun Plaza Stage.
FUKUOKA ANIMATION SHOWCASE
Held September 21 (Mon)
- A visual exhibition was held showing 18 works using computer graphics and animation created by local visual artists in Fukuoka.
FUKUOKA AUDIENCE AWARD & SPECIAL SCREENING
Held September 22 (Tue.)
- Votes cast by the audience determined the “Fukuoka Audience Award” for the most number of votes received and the “Kumamoto Prize”, for the runner-up prize.
This year, “Little Big Master” was awarded the “Fukuoka Audience Award” and “Kurumanjan, Queen of the Mountains”, the runner-up “Kumamoto Prize”.
After the Award Ceremony, “The Furthest Ends Awaits”, a Japanese film, was shown to the audience.
FILM SHOWING WITH SPECIAL CO-OPERATION OF KUMAMOTO PREF.
Held September 22 (Tue.)
- “Hand in the Glove”, a Japan-Thailand international collaboration film shot entirely in Kumamoto Prefecture, was shown with the special cooperation of Kumamoto Prefecture.
FILM SHOWING BACKED BY THE FUKUOKA FILM COMMISSION
Held September 23 (Wed.)
- A film with the backing of the Fukuoka Film Commission for the filming aspect of the motion picture is selected and shown. This year, “Summer Breakers”, a film shot entirely in Fukuoka at Nokonoshima Island, was selected and exhibited.
NEO CINEMAP FUKUOKA
Held September 21 (Mon.) ~22 (Tue.)
- In order to serve as a foothold to Asian producers in an effort to facilitate the unfolding of their activities in Japan, we invited to NEO CINEMAP FUKUOKA, our Asian film and visual content related market event, guests centered on producers and legal rights holders and Japanese distributors to films and visual content in our official program as well as our special features. In addition, software companies, on- line distributors and television stations were also invited to the event, which was held in a larger scale and with wider regional representation than last year.
BARRIER FREE FILM SHOWING
Held September 26 (Sat.)
- The Japanese film “Summer Breakers” and the Asian film “Canta! Timor” were shown at KBC Cinema in Nanotsu of Chuo-Ward in the City of Fukuoka. Sound guidance and supplementary Japanese subtitles channels were provided.