Film Jul 29, 2020

Asia short film festival to be held in September after 3-month delay

The Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, one of Asia's largest film festivals held annually in Tokyo, will take place from Sept. 16 to 27 after being postponed for three months due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, its organizer said Wednesday. The festival, with some ...

Keeping it real: Naomi Kawase on filmmaking

Film Jun 22, 2016

Keeping it real: Naomi Kawase on filmmaking

by Mark Schilling

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 ...