New York Japan CineFest 2013

"Matou." (Dir. Isamu Hirabayashi)

Film Festival:

New York Japan CineFest 2013

June 7 to 8, 2013
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

A weekend of programs feature award-winning shorts by US-based directors, exciting selections from the 7th Sapporo Short Fest (2012), and a fascinating biopic of manga artist Abe Shinichi. Together, they celebrate the remarkable originality and creativity of emerging filmmakers who offer their unique look into Japanese culture.

Tickets: $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers. Click on individual programs to buy tickets.

Co-presented with Mar Creation, Inc.
Supported in part by Redac, Brother International Corp., and Sapporo Beer.


Program 1: Short Films by US-based Directors
Friday, June 7, 2013, 6:30 pm

Ranging from drama, thriller, animation, to war films, these award-wining shorts offer rich insights into the creativity and imagination of filmmakers based in the U.S. Program attended by filmmakers. Reception to follow, sponsored by Sapporo Beer. Click here for details.


Program 2: Sapporo Short Fest Selection
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 4:00 pm

Selected from the 7th Sapporo Short Fest (2012), these short films offer originality in both subject matter and style. Some meditate on serious issues such as the transience of life, horror of war, and aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Others offer quirky humor and lightheartedness towards absurdity of everyday life. Together they provide a glimpse of the vitality of Japanese culture. Click here for details.


Program 3: Miyoko (Feature Presentation)
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:45 pm

Dir. Yoshifumi Tsubota. 2009. 86min. 35mm. This clever biopic/adaptation is a portrait of the pioneering manga artist Abe Shinichi, who turned his relationship with muse/girlfriend Miyoko into a graphic novel, the cult classic Miyoko Asagaya Kibun.
Q&A with Director Yoshifumi Tsubota. Click here for details.


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