JVC Tokyo Video Festival Special

July 11, 2007
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Friday, July 6 at 6:45 pm
Wednesday, July 11 at 6:45 pm

Founded in 1978, the JVC-sponsored Tokyo Video Festival (TVF) is now the largest international video competition in Japan, gathering 40,000 works from 90 countries worldwide. The festival is open to amateurs and professionals for short and feature films, documentaries and fiction. Here are the winners of the TVF 2007.

Is Smile ¥0?
A unique report by a Chinese student studying in Japan on what is behind Japanese smiles in customer service. 2006, 6:55 min. By Lin Yirong.

Sumire Monday
An epic “eat ‘n run” battle between Sumire, who runs from a restaurant without paying the bill, and the owner, who is determined to capture her. 2006, 15:30 min. By Shingi Shimizu.

Bio City
An animation in which insect and animal robots repeat meaningless behavior in a city with no people. 2006, 7:45 min. By Yoshihisa Nakanishi.

A story of a couple who are so distrustful of each other that they secretly film one another, revealing their jealousy and egos. 2006, 15:30 min. By Satsuki Watanabe.

The Mystery of Chinese Character Tests
This short explores whether grading Chinese character tests is dependent on teachers’ preference. Surprising contradictions come to light. 2006, 19:24 min. By Broadcasting Club, Nagano Prefecture Azusagawa Senior High School

Plays the air.
Misako, who wants to become a makeup artist, decides to leave her monotonous life. 2006, 20 min. By Seiko Uchida.

The World of Microorganisms
An artistic work of microorganisms constantly on the move under a microscope alongside synched synthetic sounds. 2006, 4:20 min. By Biseibu II.

Tickets: Free admission.  First-come, first-served.

Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films. http://www.nipponconnection.de

See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2007
  • 6:45 pm