Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival is the largest international student film festival in Japan, all is organized and run by university students in Kyoto. We call student’s work from all over the world, provide opportunity of the screening and discover the new talent.Last year,we recieved 539 entries from 43 countries and regions screened 16 nominated films.
Kyoto is well known as “Cinema City” where a lot of heritages that contributed the development of Japanese Cinema. Kyoto is also known as “College City, Student City” , students taking up 10% of the population.
The festival strings these two characteristics together, and also offers forum for cultural and international exchange and ultimately vitalizes Kyoto.
- FROM 25th November through 1st December,2017
- KYOTO CINEMA ( Kyoto – city , Japan) 【MAP】
・All PROGRAM：（Advance ticket）¥1,000 /（Today’s ticket）¥1,500
Introduction of the program
1.competition program A-D＆Special program
Program to show 16 works that a member of the executive committee selected carefully from all 485 submissions in 38 countries.
『Generation Mars』Alexander Turpin
The Norwegian Film School
Astrid is one of the winners of Generation Mars: A reality show sending the first humans to Mars, never to return. Everything is set for her to leave, except one thing. Astrid must say goodbye to everything she loves.
『SARA THE DANCER』Tim Ellrich
Sara is a Google Street View Camera and photographs the streets from top of a Car.But when she listens to the music of driver Larry for the first time, something starts to shake in her. Deeply unsettled by this behavior, she searches for help at the common Google Search. Google instead, just wants the best for their users and strengthens her desire. Quickly, this leads to an exstential conflict with her actual camera use.
Korea National University of Arts
Jung-hee moved to Seoul for a new life and one day she heard rumors that a former tenant had committed suicide at home. Along with this, the letters to the former tenant made her more uneasy.
Yusuke had a secret; he could fly in the air. At the age of 20, he met a reliable woman, to whom he confessed his secret for the first time. They spent pleasant time together and finally, thanks to his ability, he realized his long-cherished dream to be a superhero. However, what he had to face was the harsh reality. Now, a dreamseeker starts his struggle against the cold reality.
|Ryo Orikasa Retrospective（11/26 Sun.）|
Mr. Ryo Orikasa is one of the most promising directors in the independent animation scene. He is the first Japanese director to win the Golden Zagreb prize in the International Zagreb animation contest, one of the four major animation movie festivals in the world. In this special program, we are going to screen all the published works of him, including Scripta Volant, which was published during his school days in Tokyo University of the Arts, “Notre Chambre”, “Koto-no-shidai”, “Jimen-no-soko-no-byoki-no-kao”, and the award-winning “Datum Point”, of course. After the movie, we are planning to have a talk show with Mr. Orikasa and Mr. Nobuaki Doi, an animation researcher.
|『Writings fly away』 Ryo Orikasa
2011 Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Division Jury Selection
Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s novel “The Happy Prince”. Standing between watching and reading through this film,which is a cinema using text or a text as a cinema.
『Datum Point』 Ryo Orikasa
『Echo Chamber われわれの部屋』Ryo Orikasa
『The state of Things』Ryo Orikasa
『Sickly Face at the Bottom of the Ground』Ryo Orikasa
|Talk show guest：Ryo Orikasa(director)、Doi Nobuaki(Film critic)|
|World Wide Collection~Germany(11/27 Mon.)|
What does it mean for a country like Germany , where people have good eyes to critisize documentary movies, to descirive the reality in movies? In this project, we will show you “Agony”, a work made in Munich Television-Movie University. In this university, Strong preferences in documentary movies can be seen. In the talk show , we will invite the director of “Agony”-a movie based by a real accident-, Mr David Clay DIaz and take an eye to his work about modern young people.
|『Agony』David Clay Diaz
On the 29th of November, a young man murders and dismembers his girlfriend.The head, torso and limbs are found in various dumpsters in Vienna.The motive for the crime is still unclear.
|Talk show guest：David Clay Diaz(『Agony』director)|
|World Wide Collection~India(11/28 Tue.)|
Indian Movies might lead to images like “dancing and singing” or “happy” or “fun” for many people. However, Indian Movies have much more diversity than our images. In this project , we will show “SUFFERING”,”KULA”and “BY LANE SAGA”. All three movies have different kind of subject from our images. As the guest for our talk show, we will invite Mr.Yoshio Takakura, a movie researcher who knows very well about India , and has also taken a part as a subtitle-translator in Indian film festival , and hope to hear about the diversity of Indian Movies and its background.
The movie is based on true events. Due to misidentification an innocent was arrested and tortured him to confess that he was the mastermind behind the shootout. The story revolves around the father of the arrested.
『KULA』 Indranil Kashyap
『BY LANE SAGA』Ranjit Nair
|Talk show guest：Yosio Takakura(Indian movie studies)|
|JAPAN FOCUS (11/29 Wed.)|
What do you imagine about Japanese films made by students? In this project, we will show you ” Hakunami” and “Kotatsumuri”, which are directed by japanese students. After the movie, we will talk to Mr– and Ms… who keep making movies in different backgrounds and situations to know about the situation of japanese student directors.
|『The lake of whitecaps』Atsushi Nagao
On an island in a lake lived some people, making their living by fishing. One day, the islanders have found something surprising. The story depicts not only a love-hate drama performed on a lonely island by a parent and a child, but also an incident which they get involved in.
『Snail girl』SAYO SHINDO
|Talk show guest：Atsushi Nagao(『The lake of whitecaps』director、SAYO SHINDO(『Snail girl』director)|
2.commendation ceremony/screeing grand prix works
The last program that final judge and director winning student gather in a hall.
Which work win the grand prix?
| 12/1 fri.
■Screening Grand Prize Films
■Talk Show（Grand Prize Film’s Directors × Final Judges × Studentstaff ）
Entries for the competition
Application has been closed.
【Competition Guideline in 2017】
Grand-Prix for Live-action Film
When I was little, my mother made an original leaflet to recruit someone to take care of me instead of her when she wasn’t at home. There were several applicants and they started to bring me up together. They named their new approach”Sinking Family”. Now, 15 years have passed after that. Having grown up, I decided to go to see the caregivers again.
Audience Award is given to the work with the most votes by the audience attending festival.
Grand-Prix for Animated Film
Polish National Film School in Łódź/Poland/8min
A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.
The Final Judge, Nobuhiro Yamashita Award
Director:Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica/Mexico/29min
Helena, a woman in her early 40’s, is obsessed with getting pregnant. After failing her last try, her neighboors get back from the hospital with their new born baby. Helena breaks in to their house when they’re gone, steals the baby monitor and starts listening what happens next door.
The Final Judge, Shinsuke Odera Award
Kingston University London/England/5min
Some things can only be understood with maturity.
New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
The Final Judge, Yoriko Mizushiri Award
『here AND there』
Tokyo University of the Arts/Japan/4min
Here and there, there and here. One day in early summer, small events happen in three scenes.
Other Nominated Films
|Section||Title||Director||School of Production||Year/Length/
Country (Where the School is)
|Live-action Film||『Generation Mars』||Alexander Turpin||The Norwegian Film School||2016/25min/Norway|
|『Chonticha at end of the summer』||Mei Fukuda||TOHO GAKUEN Film Techniques Training College||2017/40min/Japan|
|『SARA THE DANCER』||Tim Ellrich||Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg||2017/13min/Germany|
|『Noise』||Lim Ji-young||Korea National University of Arts||2017/25min/South Korea|
|『All of us』||Katja Benrath||Hamburg Media School||2017/22min/Germany|
|『The Wedding』||Sebastian Mayr||Filmakademie Wien||2016/40min/Austria|
|『FILAMENT』||Daiki Tanaka||Nihon University||2017/30min/Japan|
|『PRIA』||Yudho Aditya||Columbia University||2016/22min/USA|
|Animated Film||『Doll’s Letters』||Natalia Grofpel||Russian State University of Cinematography n. a. S. Gerasimov (VGIK)||2016/7min/Russia|
|『Race』||Yan Dan Wong||Kingston University||2016/3min/UK|
|『I think I love you』||Xiya Lan||California Institute of the Arts||2017/7min/USA|
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