Streaming Japanese movies #6: Tampopo and Katsuo-Bushi

Each week members of the CAMERA JAPAN team pick their favourite Japanese films to watch at home on all kinds of streaming services. This time, we recommend two movies for foodies. Francesca BOI (Programmer) picks Tampopo (ITAMI Jūzō, 1985) Tampopo is a mediocre ramenya (a ramen noodle shop) owner, whose business is in decline since […]

Streaming Japanese movies #5: Rage and Rent a Friend

Each week members of the CAMERA JAPAN team pick their favourite Japanese films to watch at home on all kinds of streaming services, both paid and for free. Theodoor STEEN (Programmer) picks Rage (LEE Sang-il, 2016) Rage, by famous Korean-Japanese director LEE Sang-Il (Hula Girls, Unforgiven) ask the question: who can we trust? When a […]

Streaming Japanese movies #4: Paprika and River’s Edge

Each week members of the CAMERA JAPAN team pick their favourite Japanese shorts, anime and features to watch at home on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, MUBI and YouTube. Lotte STEERNEMAN (Education Coordinator) picks Paprika (KON Satoshi, 2006) Though he regrettably passed away at a fairly young age (47 years old), anime director KON […]

Streaming Japanese movies #3: House and Whispering Star

Each week members of the CAMERA JAPAN team pick their favourite Japanese films to watch at home on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, MUBI and YouTube. Francesca BOI (Programmer) picks House/Hausu (ÔBAYASHI Nobuhiko, 1977) As ÔBAYASHI Nobuhiko passed away a few days ago (on April 10), I would like to pay homage to this […]

One Cut of the Dead

Streaming Japanese movies #2: One Cut of the Dead and Mt. Head

Each week members of the CAMERA JAPAN team pick their favourite Japanese films to watch at home on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, MUBI and YouTube. Nancy FORNOVILLE (Financial Director) picks Mt. Head (YAMAMURA Koji, 2002) Mt. Head is a hand drawn animated short that tells the story of a stingy man who eats […]

Youth Jury Award to Melancholic by TANAKA Seiji

For the first time in its history, CAMERA JAPAN Festival invited seven young film lovers to form a Youth Jury. After watching six films in four days, all made by directors under the age of 35, the jury awarded their prize to Melancholic by TANAKA Seiji. Melancholic revolves around a university graduate who lands himself […]

One Cut of the Dead

The Audience Award goes to One Cut of the Dead

The 13th edition of CAMERA JAPAN Festival wrapped up last night in Amsterdam. Today we have the pleasure to announce the winner of our Audience Award: the zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead . An ambitious debut  from writer/director UEDA Shinichiro, the film revolves around the creation of a cheesy B-horror-zombie-movie. One Cut of the […]

Interview with Being Natural director NAGAYAMA Tadashi and actress MIEDA Natsuki

Every year at CAMERA JAPAN, we take our Japanese guests on a tour of Rotterdam. This year actress MIEDA Natsuki and director NAGAYAMA Tadashi, who came to our festival to promote their independent comedy Being Natural, joined OISHI Maki for a tour of the highlights of the city while at the same discussing their experiences […]