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Bunka-Cho Film Week 2008 - Here&There
Bunka-Cho (Agency for Cultural Affairs) is holding the "Bunka-Cho Film Week - Here & There" again this year at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Awards will be presented to excellent documentaries and to individuals in recognition of their long years of distinguished service to the film industry. In addition, projects will be offered with the aim of bringing films closer to the audience so that people can enjoy films with greater interest, and also as an opportunity for people involved with films in differing capacities to gather together.
Satday, October 18 - Friay, October 24
Le Cinema1,TOHO CINEMAS ROPPONGI HILLS,Roppongi Academyhills 49 "Tower Hall",Roppongi Academyhills 49 "Auditorium"
The 6th Bunka-Cho Film Award 2008 Commemorative Screenings
Bunka-Cho (Agency for Cultural Affairs) has established the Bunka-Cho Film Awards in order to contribute to the progress and development of Japanese film. There are two awards: one is the Documentary Film Category, which recognizes outstanding cultural documentary films. The other is the film Merit Category, which recognizes those who have contributed greatly to Japanese cinema. Commemorative screening of this year's award winning documentary films will be held as follow

Documentary Grand Prize : "SHONENKO"
Documentary Award : "The Wolf Talisman where town and mountain meet" "To my young and hopeful friend -My talk to the children on life-"
Sunday, October 19 11:30 / 14:40 / 16:30
Le Cinema1
Bunka-Cho Film Commission Convention 2008
Tuesday, October 21
Roppongi Academyhills 49 "Tower Hall"

Bunka-Cho Film Festival Convention 2008
Thursday, October 23
Roppongi Academyhills 49 "Auditorium"
Director's Angle
These new must-see all-night events for movie fans feature talk shows and film screenings that highlight the work of three highly praised Japanese directors: Shunji Iwai, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Yojiro Takita.
Each night will begin with "Conference" where the director will be on stage to talk about his works and directing techniques with guests associated with his film-making. This will be followed by screenings of films selected by the director himself, as well as one film selected by a fan ballot, to keep the audience awake until the morning.
This is a prime opportunity that movie fans will not want to miss, with three great directors: Shunji Iwai, whose works are also enormously popular in Korea and other Asian countries; Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who has many ardent supporters at European film festivals; and Yojiro Takita, whose film "OKURIBITO (Departures)" was recently awarded the Grand Prix des Americas at the Montreal World Film Festival...
Each night of "Director's Angle" is sure to be unique and fascinating. In particular, Shunji Iwai and Yojiro Takita are two directors well known for staying away from talk shows of any kind, so this will be a rare opportunity to hear them speak.
Wednesday, October 22 - Friday, October 24 All night
Hosted by
Japan Association for the International Promotion of Moving Images (UNIJAPAN)
Co-hosted by
Agency for Cultural Affairs
Admission fee
Director: Shunji Iwai
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Director: Yojiro Takita