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Saitama Prefecture “SKIP City International D-Cinema Film Festival 2024” will be held from July 13th (Satu rday)!

[Saitama Prefecture] “SKIP City International D-Cinema Film Festival 2024” will be held from July 13th (Saturday)!
~Gateway to success for young video creators~
In this prefecture, together with Kawaguchi City and the Kawaguchi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we will be holding the “SKIP City International D-Cinema Film Festival” starting July 13th (Saturday). In addition to screening 24 nominated films selected from submissions from all over the world, we will also be implementing a number of new projects, including a special feature titled “Films Everyone Wants to See.”
During the screening period, a free direct bus will run from the west exit of JR Kawaguchi Station to SKIP City. We look forward to your visit and viewing.
1 Implementation period
● Screen screening: 9 days from July 13th (Saturday) to July 21st (Sunday), 2020 ● Online distribution: 5 days from July 20th (Saturday) to July 24th (Wednesday), 2020
2 Venue/Distribution site
● Screen screening: SKIP City (3-12-63 Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi City) ● Online distribution: Cinema Discoveries (free membership registration) URL:
3 Contents
(1) Opening (Saturday, July 13th, 2:00 p.m.)
An opening ceremony and opening screening will be held.
The film “Beginner Acting Lesson” (directed by Takeshi Kushida, winner of the 2020 SKIP City Award at this film festival) produced by Saitama Prefecture will be screened as the opening film.
[Image 1:×187.jpg] (C)2024 Saitama Prefecture/SKIP City Ayakuni Visual Plaza
(2) Competition (Screen screening: July 14th (Sunday) to 20th (Saturday)*) In the international competition, 10 feature films will be screened, and in the domestic competition, 6 feature films and 8 short films will be screened as nominees.
Both films will be screened for the first time in Japan.
*Online distribution will be from July 20th (Saturday) to July 24th (Wednesday). (3) Closing (Award Ceremony) (Sunday, July 21st, 11:00am)
We will announce and award awards from the international competition and domestic competition, and screen the winning work for the international competition’s Best Picture Award.
(4) Special screenings and related projects, etc.
(A) Special feature “Projects that everyone wants to see” (July 18th (Thursday) – 19th (Friday))
We will screen the works that ranked in the top 4 in the preliminary survey. After the screening of “Top Gun Maverick,” we will invite movie subtitle translator Natsuko Toda to hold a special talk event titled “How to enjoy movie subtitle translation.”
● “Drive My Car” (directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
● “Stand by Me” (directed by Rob Reiner)
● “Top Gun Maverick” (directed by Joseph Kosinski)
● “The Shawshank Redemption” (directed by Frank Darabont)
[Image 2: &s3=104306-368-0C7592BD4E8A948193BBB80111111111 92d398-349×234.jpg] (C)2021 “Drive My Car” Production Committee
[Image 3:×234.jpg] (C)1986 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
[Image 4:×216.jpg] (C)2022 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.
[Image 5:×234.jpg] (C)1994 Castle Rock Entertainment. (C) Dividen Productions/PeepShow Pictures. (C) 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
(a) Special feature “The path to becoming a commercial film director” (July 18th (Thursday) – 19th (Friday))
We will be screening the works of this year’s two judges
(international and domestic) and holding a talk event.
● “Can You Stop Us?” (Director Kazuya Shiraishi) (International Division) ● “Ultra Miracle Love Story” (directed by Satoko Yokohama) (domestic category)
[Image 6:×234.jpg] (C)2018 Wakamatsu Production
[Image 7:×234.jpg] (C)2009 “Ultra Miracle Love Story” Production Committee
(C) Other projects
1. D Cinema Marche (July 13th (Saturday) 11:00-20:00, July 14th (Sunday) 11:00-18:00)
A PR event for this film festival will be held at Kawaguchi Station East Exit Public Square (Cupo La Square). At the venue, there will be performances by a brass band and many delicious and attractive local restaurants.
2. Outdoor screening (July 14th (Sunday) and 15th (Monday/holiday) from 7:00pm) The movies “Pets 2” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” that parents and children can enjoy for free will be screened on the promenade in SKIP City.
[Image 8:×234.jpg] (C)2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
[Image 9:×234.jpg] (C)2023 Nintendo and Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. 3. Video production workshop (Sunday, July 14th, Monday, July 15th, Thursday, July 18th)
We will be holding free workshops where children can experience the joy of film production, including ones where children can participate while moving their bodies, as well as ones where they can experience everything from creating a scenario to showing it while receiving guidance from instructors from the Film School of Art.
4. Camera crayon (Saturday, July 20th, 2:30 p.m.)
We will screen works produced by the Kawaguchi Children’s Film Club. 4 Sponsored by
Saitama Prefecture, Kawaguchi City, Kawaguchi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SKIP City International Film Festival Executive Committee 5 Others
For event details, including access, tickets, and screening
information, please visit the film festival’s official website. Please see our home page.
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