Shorts Showcase: ndjc, vol. 1

July 22, 2019
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Shorts Showcase

Since 2007, the Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO) has supported the development of Japanese film through its New Directions in Japanese Cinema (ndjc) program, which cultivates talented young filmmakers through workshops and provides them the opportunity to produce 30-minute narrative shorts, shot on 35mm film.

Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.


International Premiere

Cloudy, Occasionally Sunny

Motoyuki Itabashi

A busy career-woman (MEGUMI) and her mother (Miyoko Asada) have complex feelings upon learning that the estranged, abusive father of the family has been hospitalized with dementia.

2019. 30 min.

International Premiere

Saaya’s Box

Mikiko Okamoto

With the power of a magic box that makes things disappear, a little girl gets exactly what she wants: her mother’s sole attention. She soon learns, however, that her little brother is important too.

2019. 30 min.

International Premiere

Last Judgement

Shinya Kawakami

A young man who’s failed the Tokyo University of the Arts exam five times is jealous of a talented high school artist who eventually helps him unlock his hidden potential.

2019. 29 min.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2019

  • Monday, July 22, 2019
  • 4:30 pm