Refugee Film Festival comes as world's eyes are on crisis

Film Oct 1, 2015

Refugee Film Festival comes as world's eyes are on crisis

by Masami Ito

Last month, a heartbreaking photograph of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi's dead body washing up on the shore of Turkey was published by media outlets worldwide. He had fled his home in war-torn Syria with his mother, brother and father. Only his father survived the journey. Alan ...

Filmex brings art and brutality to Tokyo cinemas

Film Nov 19, 2014

Filmex brings art and brutality to Tokyo cinemas

by Mark Schilling

Now in its 15th edition, Tokyo Filmex is Japan's leading art-over-commerce festival, offering a lineup packed with films screened earlier this year at major festivals around the world, while disdaining the glitz and glamour of the recently ended Tokyo International Film Festival. The Filmex ...

Film fest fans can get a fix at any number of events this month

Film Nov 13, 2014

Film fest fans can get a fix at any number of events this month

by Emi Ando

The Tokyo International Film Festival may be finished, but movie buffs still have a lot of choices for festivals this month. Yamagata International Movie Festival 2014 (through Nov. 16): This festival will feature different types of activities, including a reception party at Movie On Yamagata. ...

Film fest puts comedy on bill

Events / Events In Tokyo Sep 12, 2013

Film fest puts comedy on bill

by Magdalena Osumi

Asakusa was the capital's main entertainment district during the Edo Period (1603-1867) and the charm of old Tokyo still remains there. This weekend, Asakusa and close-by Ueno will host the sixth annual Old Town Taito International Comedy Film Festival, which is abbreviated in Japanese to ...