Mini-Market at LAB111 in Amsterdam

From Thursday to Sunday Tea the Moment will be at LAB111 with their stock of perfect snacks to munch at the cinema. Matcha popcorn, matcha chocolate + hot and cold drinks, you get the idea. Just the thing when you feel like a Japanese treat after a film or two or three. On Saturday and […]

Rotterdam Votes for the 2022 Audience Award

After four days packed with film screenings in Rotterdam, Tokyo Kurds tops the Audience Award rankings. Director HYUGA Fumiari explores the issues facing immigrants in Japan in a documentary that paints a moving portrait of two young Kurdish men trying to make a new life in Japan. The top ten titles so far are: 1. […]

Feel the festival vibe!

We’re trilled to present the animated leader for CAMERA JAPAN 2022 created by Erik VOS. Inspired by a neighbourhood festival in Osaka where the artist’s mother grew up, the leader definitely catches the festival vibe that inspires CAMERA JAPAN. Erik VOS is an artist and animator who uses both painted and computer-manipulated images. Regular CAMERA […]

Call for Volunteers

CAMERA JAPAN is looking for enthusiastic people to help us before, during and after the 2022 festival. Can you fill any of the positions listed below for a minimum of three shifts? If yes, please fill in this short form with your contact details, preferred position, and availability. Arigato! • Poster distribution: Hang posters at […]

The 2021 CAMERA JAPAN Award

The 2021 edition of CAMERA JAPAN has now wrapped up. A big arigato for all your support! Today we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Audience Award. After counting all the votes in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Ushiku stays at the top of the rankings. Congratulations to director Thomas ASH. To make this […]

Rotterdam Votes for the 2021 Audience Award

After four days packed with film screenings in Rotterdam, Ushiku from director Thomas ASH tops the Audience Award rankings. Using a hidden camera, ASH interviewed inmates at the Ushiku immigration centre near Tokyo about their treatment and Japan’s uncompromising refugee policy on the eve of the COVID-19 outbreak. The top ten titles so far are: […]

The 2020 CAMERA JAPAN Audience Award

It was a wrap at CAMERA JAPAN in Amsterdam last night. A big thank you to audiences and volunteers in Rotterdam and Amsterdam for making the fifteenth edition such a great experience despite the strange circumstances. Today we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Audience Award. After counting all the votes in […]

ON-GAKU tops the Audience Award rankings after Rotterdam

On-Gaku: Our Sound leads the Audience Award rankings after four days of CAMERA JAPAN in Rotterdam. A dryly comical, minimalistic animation from IWAISAWA Kenji about three good-for-nothings who decide to form a band. Impressively, the director also handled most of the animation himself. Top 10 1. ON-GAKU: Our Sound 2. Romance Doll 3. Voices in […]

Yes! CAMERA JAPAN 2020 Is On

The CAMERA JAPAN team looks forward to welcoming all CAMERA JAPAN fans, film fans, Japan aficionados, casual visitors, and newbies to the 15th edition of the CAMERA JAPAN Festival in Rotterdam and Amsterdam this September and October. We kick off at WORM on Wednesday 23 September followed by four days of screenings and side programmes […]