Japan Foundation Outlines Schedule for JFF Plus Online Film Festival
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Japan Foundation is currently holding its JFF Plus Online Film Festival event in various territories, with its Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand leg currently ongoing until November 29, and a Myanmar and Vietnam leg scheduled for January 13 to 22, but with no scheduled movies listed so far. Some of the notable anime films and shorts in the first leg of the online event include:
- Production I.G and Machiko Kyō's Pigtails (Mitsuami no Kami-sama)
- Yūtarō Kubo and Wit Studio's The Girl from the Other Side
- Production I.G and Naoyoshi Shiotani Tokyo Marble Chocolate
- Production I.G and Toshihisa Kaiya's Li'l Spider Girl (Wasurenagumo)
- Production I.G and Masaaki Yuasa's Kick-Heart
- Mankyū and Fanworks' Sumikkogurashi: Good to be in the corner (Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko)
- Production I.G and Kazuchika Kise's Drawer Hobs (Tansuwarashi)
- Takeshi Yashiro's Moon of a sleepless night, NORMAN THE SNOWMAN -The Northern Light-, NORMAN THE SNOWMAN-On a Night of Shooting Stars-, and Gon, the Little Fox stop motion animated shorts.
The event will be held digitally in Indonesia and Cambodia from December 4-13. The event will stream the same films mentioned above in both countries, except the Sumikkogurashi: Good to be in the corner film will not stream in Indonesia.
The festival also screened Tsutomu Hanabusa's Project Dreams - How to Build Mazinger Z's Hangar (Maeda Kensetsu Fantasy Eigyōbu) live-action film based on the real-life volunteer group within the Maeda Corporation construction company that takes famous structures and bases from science-fiction anime and drafts out how to make them in the real world. It also screened the live-action film The Great Passage based on the novel by Shion Miura, which also inspired a 2016 television anime. Both of these films will also screen for the event in Indonesia and Cambodia.
Source: JFF Plus Online Film Festival's website