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Monday, July 02, 2007

Kansai International Film Festival Osaka


kansai international film festivalThe first Kansai International Film Festival (KIFF) will take place this August in Osaka. On the weekend of the 24th-26th, a lineup of thirty-two “Japanese Films Made by Foreigners!” will be shown at Planet Station in Morinomiya.

The film categories include: Documentary, Culture-Clash, Experimental, The Dark Side, Wabi-Sabi ("Japanese" films), and more. The directors come from ten different countries, and will no doubt present a view of Japan quite different from that in the mainstream Japanese media.

Films will be shown on each day from 12 – 9 pm, and admission is free.

KIFF organizer Darryl Knickrehm will be one of the featured filmmakers. His work Rodosha will be shown twice. Other featured works include Reggie Life’s Doubles, Junko Kajino and Ed Koziarski’s Homesick Blues, Rachael Lucas’s Bondi Tsunami, and more.

Details can be found on the KIFF website:


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Place: Planet Station (map and address in Japanese) in Morinomiya, which is on the Kanjo Loop Line in Osaka

Dates: August 24, 25, 26 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Time: 12-9 pm divided into 2 hour screenings

Categories: Documentary, Culture-Clash, Experimental, The Dark Side, Wabi-Sabi ("Japanese" films) and More

Screen: main screen = 140 seat theater

Admission: Free

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