time is the end of Samurai era and the new Meiji government is founded in 1868.
Legend has it that a gigantic snake which has a special power revives every 300
years and brings harm to the country. Three young brothers stand up to prevent
the snake from coming back to life…
school student, Kai ends up in a declining fishing town as a result of his
parent’s divorce. Depressed, he is one day invited by a classmate to join their
band. Kai reluctantly goes to the practice spot on Mermaid Island where he
meets Lu, a young mermaid…
“Mekong-Japan Exchange Year 2019” starts from 1 January and continue until 31 December 2019. Its purpose is to further promote the relationship between Japan and the Mekong region countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam).
For more information visit the below: https://www.mofa.go.jp/s_sa/sea1/page25e_000214.html
“Talents Tokyo 2018” was held from November 19 to 24, 2018 in Tokyo. A Lao filmmaker Mr. Xaisongkham Induangchanthy, who was invited by the Japan Foundation Asia Center, has just been awarded a “Special Mention” for his directed work “Raising a Beast.”
This year 15 upcoming promising filmmakers and producers, film experts presented his or her project and Mr. Xaisongkham was selected for the “Special Mention” as the first awardee from Laos.
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Visual Documentary Project 2018 received 117 works from across Southeast Asia under the theme of “Popular Culture in Southeast Asia.” Out of the works, 5 are selected. We will screen those works in Kyoto and Tokyo this December. Also, directors and team members will be invited to Japan for the screening and have a talk and discussion with commentators.
For more visit the below: https://jfac.jp/en/culture/news/n-vdp2018-winners/
“Talents Tokyo 2018” will be held from November 19 to 24, 2018 in Tokyo. A Lao filmmaker Mr. Xaisongkham Induangchanthy has been selected as a participant of the “Talents Tokyo 2018.” Bringing together 15 upcoming promising filmmakers and producers will share their experiences through lectures. Each participant will have the benefit of presenting his/her own project. Four experts and local industry professionals will analyze each project on its various aspects, such as directing, producing and investment viability.
This year, a film produced by our alumnus SHAN Zuolong (TT 2011) has been selected to Cannes Film Festival. This film was selected as one of the awarded projects of Next Masters Support Program, an initiative to support Talents Tokyo alumni.
The Japan Foundation Asian Art Archive web pages available now!
Previously little known elsewhere, Asian art has gradually started to attract attention worldwide since the 1990s. Looking back on these three decades, the art activities of the Japan Foundation seem to have developed in parallel with the evolving progress of art in Asia.
In this “Asian Art Archive” readers can find such archival information in English as summaries of over 50 projects and events, the contents pages of art exhibition catalogues and symposium reports, and descriptions of symposium programs.
The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will be held from October 25 through November 3, 2018. Following last year, TIFF and the Japan Foundation Asia Center have initiated the “Film Culture Exchange Projects”, which includes various programs designed to encourage exchanges and networking among Asian film professionals, journalists and other key figures.
This year the following professionals have been invited from Laos:
Mr. Southiphone PHAFONG (Pom), Chief Producer, Lao Star Television Company
Mr. Gabriel KUPERMAN, Founder & Director, Luang Prabang Film Festival
Mr. Eddy LEOW, Managing Director, Westec Media Co.,Ltd.
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The Asian Omnibus co-production series “Asian Three-Fold Mirror”, jointly conducted by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and Tokyo International Film Festival, will be released in theaters in Japan. The first of the series Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections will be in theaters from October 12 to 18, 2018 and the second Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey will be in theaters from November 9 to 15, 2018, following its world premiere at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (October 25 to November 3, 2018).