Okinawa International Movie Festival to kick off on March 23

Okinawa International Movie Festival to kick off on March 23

n the morning of February 19, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, comedians and performers from the Yoshimoto Kogyo talk about the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival.

February 20, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival will be held from March 23 to 30 at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan and various other venues. At a special press conference held at the headquarters of Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., in Tokyo on February 19, many comedians, including Garage Sale from Okinawa, talked about the festival. Aiming to increase the number of events and projects involving local people, the organizers set the theme as “Create with the people of Okinawa, and let’s get things going.”

In the section for movies designed to let people know about the regions, five works will be shown including Tax Cyborg Itoman, which is directed by Gori of Garage Sale. All 41 cities, towns and villages of Okinawa were represented in the commercial section in which municipal offices introduce their local attractions. The festival will include a new special screening of collections such as “The Nibichi Film Festival,” video works shown as entertainment at wedding parties, and “Journey around the locations of Uchina movies.”

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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