Keeping it real: Naomi Kawase on filmmaking

Jun 22, 2016

Keeping it real: Naomi Kawase on filmmaking

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Naomi Kawase has always been an outlier in the Japanese film world, if a very successful one. Born and raised in Nara Prefecture, the site of Japan’s ancient capital, she started making documentaries while a student at the Osaka School of Photography in the ...

The must-see list is long at Short Shorts film fest

May 21, 2015

The must-see list is long at Short Shorts film fest

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When it comes to getting a movie fix these days, more people opt for their computer screens than venturing outside to a theater. Hollywood has countered this trend with a slew of 3-D blockbusters and cinematic largesse, but how does the short film fare? ...

Short-film festival offers flicks for free

May 29, 2014

Short-film festival offers flicks for free

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Short films are today both everywhere but nowhere, even for many who consider themselves film fans. With digital cameras and other filmmaking gear becoming ever more affordable, the number of short films in every genre is exploding. But little of this huge output plays ...