2022 25th Kyoto International Student Film Festival

Overview of the business

 The Kyoto International Student Film Festival is the largest international student film festival in the Japan, which is mainly planned and operated by university students from the Kansai region, mainly in Kyoto. The purpose of this program is to gather independent films produced by students from all over the world, review them by the executive committee, create opportunities for students to screen them, and discover human resources and talents who will lead future films.
Historically Japan Kyoto is a "city of movies" that still inherits the cultural heritage of the early days of cinema, and it is also a "city of universities and students" where students account for 10% of the population of Kyoto City. This festival aims to revitalize Kyoto by discovering and introducing talents who can add new fields to cinema from among the many possibilities of the world, thereby creating a place for international exchange and mutual understanding.

Outline of the event

25th Kyoto International Student Film Festival

Friday, February 3, 2023 ~ Sunday, February 5, 2023 The Museum of Kyoto Film Theater
Friday, February 10, 2023 ~ Sunday, February 19, 2023 Online
The Museum of Kyoto
Planning and management:
25th Kyoto International Student Film Festival Executive Committee
Operational support:
Kyoto International Student Film Festival Planning Committee
Supported by:
Arts and Culture Promotion Fund, Nissha Foundation
Supported by:
Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kyoto City Board of Education, Japan Foundation, NPO Image Industry Promotion Organization, Cooperative Japan Film Directors Guild, UNIJAPAN, Asahi Shimbun Kyoto General Bureau, Kyoto Shimbun, NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Station,
KBS Kyoto, α-STATION FM Kyoto,
Film Producers Association
King Records Co., Ltd., Cinema Today Co., Ltd., Directors Unib Co., Ltd., NANLITE JAPAN, Fellows Co., Ltd., Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Film and New Media, Grand Marble Co., Ltd., Nonverbal Theater "Gear-", Genki na Office Co., Ltd., UPLINK Kyoto Co., Ltd., Oikaze Co., Ltd., Yamako Co., Ltd.,

Kyoto Prefectural Federation of Consumers' Co-operative Associations

Programs held


【Online Streaming Program】

Package 1
Selected Works Package 2
Selected Works Selected Works
Package 1
+ Package 2
(16) +

Special Event


Sakana triptric trienterus Other Half
Restless Is the Night Where No One Lives
The things we hoped last summer Fatjona
Lunchbox Jitterbug
The Falling Angels SHELTER
The Woman with the Dog The Seine's Tears
return Identibye
Special Events Special Events
Yellow Kid The life of a goldfish
Under the Sun EDMOND
Episodic memory The Les Paul was too heavy.

【Competition Winners (16 works in total)】

【Program A】

"The Falling Angels" YU CHE WU
Taiwan / 2021 / 44min
National Taiwan University of Arts
"Other Half" by Lina Kalcheva
UK / 2021 / 14min
National Film and Television School (UK)
"The Seine's Tears"
Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer ,

Alice Letailleur
FRANCE / 2021 / 9min
Pôle 3D

"Fatjona" Steve Bache
GERMANY / 2022 / 28min
Filmakademie Baden-Wüerttemberg, Germany

【Program B】

"Sakana Island Tribulation Order" Moe
Wakabayashi Japan / 2022 / 17min
Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School
"The things we hoped last summer"
Park Jongwoo
KOREA / 2022 / 35min
Korea National University of Arts
"SHELTER" Kim Eunkyung
KOREA / 2022 / 25min Korea
National University of Arts
"Jitterbug" Su Sion
KOREA / 2022 / 24min
Korea National University of Arts

【Program C】

"Identibye" Sajjad ShahHatami
Iran / 2021 / 15min
Azad University
"Returning" Xu Yiwen
Kyoto City University of Arts
ITALY / 2021 / 17min
"The Woman with the Dog" by Jo Yukyeong
KOREA / 2021 / 29min
Chung-ang University

[Program D]

"Now" Liu Bo
Japan / 2022 / 48min
Musashino Art University
"Where No One Lives" by Li Anne Liew
USA / 2022 / 19min
Chapman University
"Restless Is the Night" by
Xiaoxue Meng / Yuehan Tan
China/USA / 2022 / 4min
University of Southern California
"Lunchbox" OH Han-wool
KOREA / 2021 / 19min
Sungkyunkwan University

Special program

Project (1) "Behind the Scenes of Films Learned from Kenzo Horikoshi" (2/3 screening)

Guest: Kenzo HorikoshiScreening
: "Yellow Kid" Director, Script: Tetsuya Mariko 2009/Japan/111min

Planning (2) FF3 Three Students Film Festival Collaboration Project (2/3 screening)

"Episodic memory" (Tokyo Student Film Festival Live Action Short Film Division Grand Prix)
Director, Script: Ririko Suzuki 2022 / Japan / 22min41Sec

"The Les Paul Was Too Heavy" (Kansai Student Film Festival Grand Prize Winner)
Director: Nobuzuru Kaneko 2022 /Japan / 15min

Project (3) "Chie Hayakawa's Screening Project" (2/4 screening)

Guest: Chie Hayakawa "Niagara"
/ Japan / 27min

Project (4) "Inudo Isshin Director Screening Project"

Guest: Isshin
Inudo "The Life of a Goldfish"
1997 / Japan / 18min

Planning (5) Screening of Past Selected Films from Overseas (February 5)

EDMOND (Grand Prix Winner of the Animation Division at the 19th Kyoto International Student Film Festival)
Director and Script: Nina Gantz
2015 / UK / 9min

Under the Sun (19th Kyoto International Student Film Festival)
Edited and written by QIU Yang
2015 / Australia / 19min

Project (6) Screening by Lee Fighter Man (2/5 screening)

"Dad's Backdrop"
Guest: Lee Fighter Man
2004 / Japan / 98min

Final Jury

Inudo (Film Director)
Hayakawa (Film Director)
Lee Fighter Man
(Film Director)

Ticket Information

General 3,000 YEN 1,500 yen
Students (high school students and above) 2,000 yen ¥1,000
Junior high school students and younger Free Free

* Members of the Friends of The Museum of Kyoto can watch Program A~H free of charge by presenting their membership card.
(However, for special events, a ticket fee of 1,000 yen is required for each.)
*Students (high school students and above) must present their student ID.
* Admission is free if you present your physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, mental disability certificate, A-bomb survivor's certificate, or war injury certificate (regardless of grade or prefecture). In addition, admission for one caregiver per disabled person is free. * If you show your ticket, you can also see the permanent exhibition in the general exhibition rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the venue.
* Program D ("Undersea Song") is "R18+ designation".

Results of Submission

Holding year Domestic Overseas Meter
FY2022 160 works 221 works 381 works
FY2021 172 works 143 works 315 works
FY2020 100 works 272 works 372 works
FY2019 101 works 176 works 277 works
FY2018 98 works 490 works 588 works
FY2017 129 works 356 works 485 works
FY2016 168 works 371 works 539 works
FY2015 123 works 94 works 217 works
FY2014 163 works 187 works 350 works

Implementation Report

The 25th Kyoto International Student Film Festival discovers young talent who will lead the film industry of the future. It was held for three days from Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5, 2023 at The Museum of Kyoto Film Theater. In addition, it was distributed on the video sharing site "Vimeo" for 10 days from February 10 (Friday) to February 19 (Sunday), 2022.
This year's competition received 381 entries from all over the world, from which 16 films carefully selected by the Student Executive Committee were screened. At the award ceremony held on Sunday, February 5, the winning director and the final judges, Mr. Isshin Inudo and Mr. Lee Fighter-o, were invited as guests, and Ms. Chie Hayakawa announced the Grand Prix and Semi-Grand Prix, the Final Jury Award, and the Executive Committee Award via video message.
At the award ceremony, we received comments from the final jury, and we were able to create a place for international exchange and mutual understanding through film.
The award-winning works are as follows: I wish the young coach all the best for his future success.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the visitors and supporters of the festival.

Announcement of Competition Results

Grand Prix Grand-Prix


"Lunchbox" OH Han-wool
KOREA / 2021 / 19min / Live Action / Sungkyunkwan University

≪Synopsis≫ Sister receives a call from her brother saying, "I want a lunch box." The older sister, who is blind and has never cooked, tries to make a bento for her brother for the first time.

Semi Grand-Prix

『The Seine's Tears』
Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot,
Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur
FRANCE / 2021 / 9min / Animation / Pôle 3D

≪ synopsis ≫ Algerian workers were issued to them on October 17, 1961. Demonstrate in the streets to oppose the police's forced curfew.

Final Jury Prize

The Final Judge, Isshin Inudo Award

"The things we hoped last summer" Park Jongwoo
KOREA / 2022 / 35min / Live-action / Korea National University of Arts

≪ synopsis≫ Children living in a village with an incineration plant start collecting marbles that come out of nowhere. They come to think that if they collect as many marbles as possible, their wishes will come true. However, their wishes lead to unexpected consequences. The parents of the children are also swallowed up by the darkness of the long, dark night.

Chie Hayakawa Award The Final Judge, Chie Hayakawa Award

The Falling Angels YU CHE WU
Taiwan / 2021 / 44min / Live Action / National Taiwan University of Arts

≪Synopsis≫ On quiet summer day, there are traumatized teenagers in three places on campus. Their heaviness intersects with each other. Crying cannot change the fate of the oppressed.

The Final Judge, Toshio Lee Award


≪Synopsis≫ Aureliano and Simone don't get involved as if they live on different planets. They hardly talk, only fencing becomes their language, and with that one pick, they try to test each other's talent and loyalty.

KISFVF executive committee award

"Sakana Island Trientera" Moe Wakabayashi
Japan/2022/17min/ Animation/Tokyo University of the Arts

≪Synopsis≫ The story of a family of three: pigs, fish, and tadpoles, who live deep in the belly of a fish. One day, their lives change completely, starting with a fruit that has washed ashore.

Name of the work Director Works
"Right now" Liu Bo Musashino Art University
Japan/2022/48min/ Live-action
"Returning" Xu Yiwen Kyoto City University
of Arts Japan/2021/26min/ Live-action
『Other Half』 Lina Kalcheva National Film and Television School (UK)
UK / 2021 / 14min / Animation
『Fatjona』 Steve Bache Filmakademie Baden-Wüerttemberg, Germany
/ 2022 / 28min / Live Action
『Identibye』 Sajjad ShahHatami Azad university
Iran / 2021 / 15min / Live action
『Restless Is the Night』 Xiaoxue Meng/Yuehan Tan University of Southern California
China USA / 2022 / 4min / Animation
『Jitterbug』 Su Sion Korea National University of Arts
Korea / 2022 / 24min / Live-action
『SHELTER』 Kim Eunkyung Korea National University of Arts
Korea / 2022 / 25min / Live-action
『Where No One Lives』 Li Anne Liew Chapman University
USA / 2022 / 19min / Live Action
『The Woman with the Dog』 Jo Yukyeong Chung-ang University
KOREA / 2021 / 29min / Live Action

Pre-Event and Collaborative Planning


Last year's Grand Prix film screening at Kyoto International Film Festival 2022 2022.10.14 (Fri) Last year's Grand Prix
film "Intermezzo" was screened at Hulic Hall Kyoto. After the screening, the executive committee took the stage to talk about the appeal of student films and film festivals, and to announce the final jury.

Pre-Event in Kyoto International Manga Museum 2022.12.11 (Sun)
Featuring manga artist Usamaru Furuya and film producer Yuya Tanaka, the first part screened animation works selected for last year's film festival and the movie "Lychee Hikari Club" written by Mr. Furuya. In the second part, a talk show was held on the theme of "Students, Movies and Manga".

SHINPA vol.14、Vol.15 2022.12.10(Sat)、2023.1.29(Sun)
This year, we participated in the film screening project "SHINPA" as well, and last year's winners and video messages from the directors were screened at LOFT9 Shibuya at SHINPA vol.14 and at Kyoto Minami Kaikan at SHINPA vol.15. After the screening, the executive committee members took the stage to promote the appeal of the 25th Kyoto International Student Film Festival.

UPLINK Kyoto ×KISFVF 2023.1.22 (Sun
) The 24th Kyoto International Student Film Festival Final Jury Prize (Yatabe Yoshihiko Award) winner "Difficult Youth" was welcomed and screened. In addition, we promoted the film festival at the gallery of UPLINK Kyoto.

【Collaborative Planning】

<DOKUSO Cinema>
A total of seven films were screened, including Taro Kawasaki's "Donut Hall" and Akiya Miyo's "Difficult Youth," which have been screened in the past at this festival.

> Based on the concept of wanting various people to see student films and making the existence of this film festival known to a wide range of people, we distribute past selected films.

<Kyoto University Hospital Video Distribution >
Continuing from last year, the Kyoto International Student Film Festival is distributing past selected films so that inpatients can view them from each hospital bed monitor at Kyoto University Hospital.

Special site

Twitter logo Presentation 1
@kisfvf official website

executive committee

Recruitment of Executive Committee

The Kyoto International Film Festival Executive Committee is looking for students who will enliven the festival.
This film festival receives a variety of domestic and international submissions. The executive committee is student-led in everything from the recruitment of films to the screening and the operation of the film festival. Through a series of activities such as public relations activities and sponsorship requests, you can learn the know-how of film festival management.
Students from various universities and faculties participate in the executive committee regardless of grade, so friendships expand. Even if you are a beginner, senior executive committee members and university consortium Kyoto staff will support your activities, so please feel free to contact us.


Place of activity Campus Plaza Kyoto (6F Office, 5F Joint Laboratory, Online)
Frequency of activity Plenary meetings about once a week, department meetings, work appreciation, training, etc. (depending on the month)
Participating Universities
Kyoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto College of Nursing, Saga Art University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto Women's University, The Graduate Graduate University for Informatics, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Seian University of Art and Design, Doshisha Women's University, Doshisha University, Bukkyo University, Ritsumeikan University, Ryukoku University, Osaka University, Osaka College of Music, Osaka University of Commerce, Kobe University, Kansai University,

Gunma University , Nagano Prefectural University, Gakushuin University, The University of Tokyo Graduate School, etc.

Organizers University Consortium Kyoto

Contact us

25th Kyoto International Student Film Festival Executive Committee
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shiokoji-sagaru, Nishinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto TEL:075-353-9189(Tue~Sat 9:00~17:00) FAX:075-353-9101
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