2009 12th Kyoto International Student Film Festival

Outline of the event


12th Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival 2009

November 21 (Sat) ~ November 27 (Fri), 2009 14:00~21:00 <Part 1> 14:00~16:00 <Part 2 > 17:00~19:00 <Part 3> 19:30~21:30
Kyoto Cinema (COCOA Karasuma 3F, west side of Karasuma-dori Shijo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
Award Ceremony
Sunday, November 28, 2009 13:00~19:30
Ritsumeikan University Suzaku Campus (1 Suzakucho, Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto)
One-time ticket 500 yen, free pass 2.000 yen
University Consortium Kyoto
Planning and Operation
Kyoto International Student Film Festival Executive Committee
Operational support
Kyoto International Student Film Festival Planning Committee
Arts and Culture Promotion Fund
Special cooperation
Aoi Promotion, Kyoto Cinema
Kyoto Cinema, 7th Kyoto Student Festival, 21st Tokyo Student Film Festival

12th Kyoto International Student Film Festival Leaflet [Click here for details]

Programs held



Final Jury

・Takashi Ito (Experimental Filmmaker / Professor, Department of Cinema, Kyoto University of Art and Design)
< major productions> experimental films "SPACY", "Vertigo", "Quiet Day, Complete Edition", etc.

・Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (film director) < main directorial works> "Demon Animal Banquet", "Hole in the Sky", "Antenna", "Nonko 36 Years Old (Domestic Help)
", etc.

・Takuji Yasuoka (Producer) < main produced works> Yoshihiko Matsui's "Rustle of Memorial" (88), Tatsuya Mori's "A" (98), "Flowers and Soldiers" (09), etc.

Films Screened in Each Program

Competition Program

Screening of selected films and talk shows
by directors and executive committee members: 12 films in 5 programs (7 in Japan, 5 overseas)

Title, Director's Name, School, Nationality
A "Everyday Devil" Saki Ishii
『Martina and the moon』Javier Loarte
"Baby Complex" Ayako Shinohara
B "The Wolf Man – A Novelist's Story" Ryo Orikasa
『Mother is』Lee Sangwoo
C 『THE GRAND FATHER 』Nikias Chryssos
"etude" Tomohiko Takeuchi
D 『FAWN 』Christoph Rainer
"World Good Morning!!" by Akira Hirohara
E 『Schautag』Marvin Kren
"Pal" Kenji Funaki
"Which one is your last memory?" Shinya Tsutsumi

Special Event (1) Leading up to "Tsumiki no Ie"

Animation artist Kunio Kato is now known all over the world. Films ranging from his student days to Tsumiki no Ie will be screened, and two films will be selected and screened: one animation that Kato has recently seen that he found particularly interesting, and one selected by the festival executive committee.
In addition to the screening, Mr. Nobuyuki Tsuken, who is active as an animation researcher, will also come to the venue and hold a talk show by "Student × Hisao Kato × Nobuyuki Tsuken".

Title of the film and director
"The Apple Incident" by Hisani Kato
"Diary of a Traveler" Hisani Kato
"Tsumiki no Ie" Kunisu Kato
"Au bout du monde" by Konstantin Bronzit (selected work)
『Lavatory Lovestory』Kontstantin Bronzit

Special Program (2) Cross-border People ~Special Screening of Chemical Films & Art Films~

It features science films and artistic films such as experimental films and abstract films. Seventeen gems from Japan and abroad, from classical works to works by up-and-coming filmmakers, will be screened under the theme of "crossing borders," that is, transcending boundaries.

<Program A> ~Overcoming the Abstract~

Title of the film and director
Acela, or the Dance of the Witches, Jean Painlevé, Genevièque Amon
Seahorse, Jean Painlevé
"Hitode" by Man Ray
The Sex Life of the Octopus, Jean Painlevé, Genevièque Amon
"LCD" by Jean Painlevé
Emak Bakia by Man Ray
Anemic Cinema by Marcel Duchamp
"Hungarian Dance No. 6" by Oscar Fischinger
"Room/Form" Takashi Ishida

<B Program> ~At the End of the Universe~

Title of the film and director
"HELIOGRAPHY" by Hiroshi Yamazaki
"The Birth of Life" by Yonesaku Kobayashi
"Hana" Yuiko Matsuura
"Lubricant" Kobayashi Yonesaku
"Comingud Containers" by Stan Blackage
"Marine Snow -The Origin of Oil-" by Yonesaku Kobayashi
『Interior Variations』Sarah Lipstate
"Still in Cosmos" by Takashi Makino

Special Event (3) What is a student? ―Silent Youth Film Katsuben Screening―

A screening of Yasujiro Ozu's pre-war college comedy by Yasujiro Ozu by the youngest katsubenshi Asoko Yatsuma, who was a university student until this fall.

Title of the film and director
"Although I failed" Yasujiro Ozu

Special Program (4) Final Jury Screening

Title of the film and director
"SPYCY" Takashi Ito
"Noh" Takashi Ito
"MOVEMENT-3" Takashi Ito
"BOX" Takashi Ito
"THUNDER" Takashi Ito
"Demon Livestock Grand Banquet" Kazuyoshi Kumagiri
"A" Takuji Yasuoka

Special Screening of Invited Films

Title of the film and director
"Hebano" Fumihiro Kimura

Special Screening in Competition

Title of the film and director
"GO GO Mariko" Tomoya Maeno (previous year's semi-grand prix)
"Dream Paradise, Lie no Kuni" by Kaori Sadohara (previous year's semi-grand prix)
"Dirty and uninhuman" Yura Koyasu (previous year's semi-grand prix work)
"Tsukikage" by Ryuhei Yoshino (previous year's Audience Award winner)


Pre-Project in Manabiya 2009

October 31, 2009 (Sat) 17:00~20:00 November 1, 2009 (Sun) 13:00~15:00
Former Rissei Elementary School
Kyoto International Student Film Festival Past Film Screening
Title of the film and director
"Spare Tree" Tomoki Mizuto (2003 Semi-Grand Prix)
"Mariko Sanjuki" Mariko Tetsuya (2004 Grand Prix)
"Boy and Town" Tatsuo Kobayashi (2007 Grand Prix)
"Ura Kimihide's sister" Yusuke Sakamoto (2007 Second Prize)
"From the Diary of My Brother, Gyonori" by Fumiaki Sato (2007 Semi-Grand Prix)

Pre-Project in KIF

Student festivals held in Kyoto, Kyoto Student Festival, and Kyoto International Student Film Festival.
This year, the two festivals will team up to hold film screenings. The theme is "Environment".

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 2:30 p.m. ~ 5 p.m. (Doors open at 2:15 p.m.)
Kyoto Kaikan Hall 2
First 500 people invited
Title of the film and director
"KIZUKI" by Naoki Segi (Hokkaido Toyako Summit Commemorative Screening)
"Silemt Snow" by Jan van den Berg (Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia "Stop! Global Warming Category" Excellence Award and Minister of the Environment Award)

Implementation Report

The 12th Kyoto International Student Film Festival was held at Kyoto Cinema on November 21 (Sat) ~ November 27 (Fri), 2009 14:00~21:00. During the exhibition, a total of 20 programs were held, and many visitors attended.

In each program, in addition to screenings of works by student artists, talk shows were held between the executive committee members and student writers, and secret stories that cannot be understood just by watching the works, such as the backstory of the production, were unfolded, and the students felt the fun of the works from the perspective of students, which is a bit different from box office films.


In addition, many domestic and foreign artists visited Japan, and opportunities were provided for interaction with the executive committee members, and the largest student film festival in the Japan created by the executive committee and the artists together ended with great success.

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who came to the venue, the student artists who submitted their works to this festival, and all the people who supported us in various ways to hold this festival.

Achievements, etc.

List of Award-Winning Works

Award Title, Director's Name, School, Nationality
Grand Prix "Mother is a" directed by Lee SangWoo (South Korea)
Runner-up "World Good Morning!!" directed by Akira Hirohara (Japan) "Martina and the moon" directed by Javier Loarte (Spain)
Audience Award "World Good Morning!!" directed by Akira Hirohara (Japan)

* Grand Prize: Selected by the executive committee and the final jury * Audience Award: Selected
by audience vote from among the selected films screened during the exhibition period

Number of visitors (Saturday, November 21, 2009 ~ Friday, November 27, 2009)


Number of Entries in Competition

247 works (160 domestic, 87 overseas)

Contact information

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