Fish Story from Yoshihiro Nakamura Wins Top Prize at NIFFF 2009

Fish Story from Yoshihiro Nakamura wins the prestigious H.R. Giger Award “Narcisse” for best feature film and overall top prize at the 9th Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF; www.nifff.ch). It also picked up the Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award. Benny Chan’s Connected picked up this years audience award. Best Asian Movie Award goes to Tsutomu Hanabusa’s,…

Nippon Connection 2009 – Select Titles Announced

Nippon Connection (www.nipponconnection.com) easily rates as one of my all-time favorite film festivals to visit. It’s a small intimate 5 day celebration of Japanese cinema and culture that takes place each April in Frankfurt, Germany. It truly is a immersive and unique experience and highly recommended. Note that Chris from the great Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow…

Tokyo FILMeX 2008 – Kurahara Koreyoshi Retrospective

Jason Gray earlier this week let out one piece of news that I wait eagerly for each year, and that is to see who the retrospective highlight will be at Tokyo FILMeX. The retrospective highlight this year is filmmaker Kurahara Koreyoshi, whom I’ve seen very little of (read the full details at the blog of…