Nippon Connection is back for its 22nd edition – online and on-site

From Might 24 to 29, 2022, the twenty second Nippon Connection Movie Competition returns to the silver display screen! After two on-line festivals, this 12 months’s program of round 100 Japanese brief and have movies, in addition to talks, workshops, performances and live shows, will as soon as once more be held on-site in Frankfurt am Foremost, Germany. The organizing staff round competition director Marion Klomfass is wanting ahead to presenting the upcoming version of the competition in the well-known competition facilities Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Theater Willy Praml at Naxoshalle. Additional venues embrace the Eldorado Arthouse Kino, the Cinema on the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, the Mal Seh’n Kino, the Worldwide Theater and the Bürgerhaus Bornheim.

As it’s nonetheless unclear which hygiene necessities will likely be in impact in Might, and to make the movies accessible to as many viewers as attainable, following the competition from Might 30 to June 6, 2022, a portion of the movie program will likely be featured on the competition’s streaming platform beneath the title Nippon Connection On Demand.

This 12 months’s thematic focus Tales of Youth, sponsored by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, offers with the challenges of adolescence in Japan. All through the historical past of Japanese cinema, younger protagonists have been on the heart of filmic narratives. The approaching-of-age movie has thus established itself as a defining style of Japanese cinema.

Since its beginnings, the trade between viewers and filmmakers has been an integral a part of Nippon Connection. This 12 months, fewer company from Japan are anticipated to have the ability to journey to Frankfurt, however many filmmakers will join reside from Japan to the cinemas by way of video name. As an extra on-line supply, some on-site occasions of the supporting program will likely be accessible on-line by way of reside streaming.

This system and tickets are anticipated to be accessible on the competition homepage from mid-Might 2022.



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