Call for Volunteers

CAMERA JAPAN is looking for enthusiastic people to help us before, during and after the 2020 festival. Specifically, we need people who can fill any of the positions listed below for a minimum of three shifts. We take preferences into consideration, but we cannot guarantee you a specific position. Knowledge of Dutch is not required, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Audience Award Goes to Fly Me to the Saitama

We wrapped up the fourteenth edition of the CAMERA JAPAN Festival in Amsterdam last night. Today we have the pleasure of announcing the winner of the 2019 Audience Award. After counting all the votes in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Fly Me to the Saitama stays at the top of the rankings ahead of Sending Off, a […]