Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Connecting with an audience

I am in Frankfurt, Germany for the World Premier of my documentary 'A2' at the Nippon Connection Film Festival.

Nippon Connection, which is in its 13th year, is the biggest festival of Japanese films held outside of Japan, and this is the second Japanese film festival in which one of my films has been screened, after 'In the Grey Zone' was screened in Camera Japan (Holland) last year.

This time 'A2' is in competition and has been nominated for the "Nippon Visions Award", and all of the other filmmakers, along with the judges, are Japanese.

This year Nippon Connection has moved to two new venues, and they are AMAZING!  One is a converted warehouse, and itself is a work of art (not withstanding the amazing films, events and installations taking place within).

The screenings at Nippon Connection are full and the audiences are really excited to be watching these Japanese films.  The program of films has been beautifully curated, and it is an honour to be screened here.

Screenings at Nippon Connection are full with excited moviegoers!

Enjoying conversation and drinks (like Japanese beer and sake!) before a screening.

PERFECT COMBINATION. Inside this converted warehouse: awesome films. Outside: a beer garden.

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