40 performing arts professionals in time for TPAM2019

For TPAM 2019, the Japan Foundation Asia Center is, again, inviting 40 professionals engaging in creation of contemporary performing arts.

Another week of Performing Arts begins in Yokohama from February 9 to 17, where professionals in the field all gather to interact, discuss challenges, and build their networks.

You can have a look at the list of invitees at the below website, including two participants from Laos
https://jfac.jp/en/culture/news/n-tpam2019-invitees/

“Asia in Resonance 2019” will be held in Japan from June to July

The Japan Foundation Asia Center is holding the “Asia in Resonance 2019”, a series of events introducing its various cultural exchange programs between Japan and Southeast Asia. The broad range of special events includes cross-border productions of stage performances and films, a special international goodwill soccer match between the “ASIAN ELEVEN” team of selected Southeast Asian players against a team from Japan, and a “NIHONGO Partners” symposium. Please enjoy the resonance created by the strengthened ties between Southeast Asia and Japan!

For more information in English visit the below:
https://asia2019.jfac.jp/en/

CALL FOR APPLICATION: Travel Support for Attendees to the 2019 AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok in JULY 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATION (Thailand – Lao PDR and Cambodia): Announcement of the Japan Foundation Travel Support for Attendees to the 2019 AAS-in-Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand that will be held on July 1st – 4th, 2019. 

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. 

The Japan Foundation is now calling for the application of those emerging scholars who are teaching about Japan at the educational institutions; and those scholars who are to be participated in the accepted panel sessions at the conference.

For those who are interested in applying for this travel supports, please read carefully the Application Instructions and submit the following documents by e-mail to the Japan Foundation, Bangkok.

 The deadline is February 15th, 2019 (Fri.).

For more information visit the below:
www.jfbkk.or.th/english-call-for-application-thailand-myanmar-lao-pdr-and-cambodia-announcement-of-the-japan-foundation-travel-support-for-attendees-to-the-2019-aas-in-asia-conference-in-ba/?lang=en

Mirai no Mirai / “ມິໄລ” ມະຫັດສະຈັນສອງໄວ

Synopsis

 ເດັກຊາຍຊື່ວ່າ Kun ໄດ້ໄປພົບກັບສວນແຫ່ງເວດມົນ ແລ້ວເຮັດໃຫ້ລາວສາມາດໄປທ່ອງທ່ຽວຂ້າມຜ່ານເວລາໄປພົບນ້ອງສາວຊື່ Mirai ໃນໂລກອະນາຄົດ ໃນຂະນະທີ່ພໍ່ແມ່ຂອງເຂົາເອົາເວລາໄປເບີ່່ງນ້ອງສາວທີ່ຍັງນ້ອຍ.


A young boy called Kun encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and met his future sister, Mirai. starts to misbehave when his mom spends all her time with her newborn…

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD / ຊ້ອມບີ້ກັດຢ່າຢຸດຖ່າຍ

Synopsis

ການຖ່າຍຮູບເງົາຜີຊ່ອມບີ້ໃນສາງຮ້າງແຫ່ງໜຶ່ງເປັນເວລາ 37 ນາທີ ໂດຍບໍ່ມີການຕັດຕໍ່, ສຸດທ້າຍກໍ່ສາມາດສ້າງຮູບເງົາໃຫ້ສຳເລັດໄດ້ດ້ວຍການຮ່ວມມືສາມັກຄີກັນຂອງທີມງານທັງໝົດ ຊຶ່ງເປັນຮູບເງົາຕະຫຼົກອີກແບບໜຶ່ງ.


Starting off in a run-down, abandoned warehouse with a non-stop one-take 37-minute shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a charming, audience-friendly comedy!

Inuyashiki / ພໍ່ລຸງຫຸ່ນຍົນຜູ້ພິທັກໂລກ

Synopsis

ລຸງ Inuyashiki ແລະ ໜຸ່ມນັກຮຽນຊື່ Shishikami ໄດ້ຖືກລະເບີດຈາກຍານມະນຸດຕ່າງດ້າວ,ຫຼັງຈາກຕື່່ນຂື໊ນມາທັງສອງກໍ່ມາຮູ້ວ່າຮ່າງກາຍສາມາດແປງເປັນຫຸ່ນຍົນ ແລະ ມີພະລັງພິເສດ,ທັງສອງມີເປົ້າໝາຍຕ່າງກັນ ພໍ່ລຸງໃຊ້ເພື່ອປົກປ້ອງຄົນ, ແຕ່ Shishikami ແມ່ນໃຊ້ເພື່ອທຳລາຍຜູ້ຄົນ.


An alien encounter changes two characters into indestructible cyborgs. While one decides to use his new superpowers to save human lives, the other uses to torture and murder innocents…

Laughing Under the Clouds / ເຍີ້ຍຟ້າທ້າເມກ

Synopsis

ໃນຕອນທ້າຍຂອງຍຸກຊາມູໄລ ແລະ ລັດຖະບານ Meiji ໄດ້ຖືກສ້າງຕັ້ງຂື້ນໃນປີ 1868. ໄດ້ມີຕຳນານຂອງງູຍັກທີ່ມີພະລັງພິເສດໄດ້ຟື້ນຂື້ນມາທຸກໆ 300 ປີ ເພື່ອທຳລາຍປະເທດ, 3 ອ້າຍນ້ອງໄດ້ຕໍ່ສູ້ເພື່ອນຳຄວາມສະຫງົບມາສູ່ປະເທດ.


At the 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…

Lu over the wall

Synopsis

ເດັກໜຸ່ມນັກຮຽນມໍປາຍ ຊື່ວ່າ Kai ທີ່ພໍ່-ແມ່ແຍກທາງກັນຊຶ່ງມັກໃນການແຕ່ງເພັງ ໄດ້ຖືກຊັກຊວນຈາກໝູ່ສະໜິດ 2 ຄົນ ເພື່ອໄປດິນແດນເງືອກ.ແລ້ວໄດ້ໄປພົບກັບ “Lu” ນາງເງືອກນ້ອຍມະຫັດສະຈັນທີ່ຮັກໃນການຮ້ອງເພັງ ແລະ ການເຕັ້ນ…


Middle 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…

Lao filmmaker receives “special mention” award at Talents Tokyo 2018

“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.

For more information visit the below:
https://talents-tokyo.jp/2018/news/results-talents-tokyo-award-2018