Facebook has banned the trailer of 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」 from being used in advertising after deeming it to be “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content. DocumentingIan has responded by re-editing the trailer to include a statement which reads in part: Death is hard to talk about, let alone watch, but thinking about how we want to die has the potential to change the way we live. More about this story and links to both the original and updated versions of the 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」trailer can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
The North American premier of 「おみおくり～Sending Off～」 in the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (September 14), and the Dutch Premier in Camera Japan (September 28) have just been announced. DocumentingIan is scheduled to be in attendance at both film festivals to participate in post-screening discussions, and details can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Ahead of the Japan Premier of the new DocumentingIan-directed feature documentary「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」at the National Film Archive of Japan on the opening day of the Pia Film Festival on September 7, the film will be featured on this week’s episode of the NHK World Japan program “J-FLICKS”. More information about the program, including the air times and viewing options, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
At its World Premier in the 2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival, the largest festival of Japanese film in the World, the DocumentingIan-directed “Sending Off” received the Nippon Docs Award (Audience Award for Best Documentary). Details of the screening in Frankfurt, photographs, and a list of other award recipients, including the legendary film director Tsukamoto Shinya, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Following the World Premier of DocumentingIan’s new short documentary “The Father’s Love Begotten”「父なる愛生せば」in Holland last week, the North American Premier of the film took place this past weekend at the Harlem International Film Festival. Details on the screening and audience reaction can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.
At the World Premier in Holland, “The Father’s Love Begotten”「父なる愛生せば」had the honour of receiving the Audience Award. More about the award and upcoming screenings of the short documentary can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.
It has just been announced that the World Premier of DocumentingIan’s new feature documentary 「おみおくり〜Sending Off〜」will be taking place in the 2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, May 31. Prior to that, the World Premier of DocumentingIan’s new short documentary “The Father’s Love Begotten” 「父なる愛生せば」, about the story of a young man who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest when he was 12, will take place in the Leiden International Short Film Experience on Thursday, May 9 with an encore screening on Sunday, May 12. DocumentingIan is scheduled to be in attendance at both film festivals, and more information about these screenings can be found […]
After remaining largely silent on social media for the post six months, today DocumentingIan announced an upcoming week of guest lectures and screenings at Stanford University. The post on the DocumentingIan Blog also teased the announcement of the World Premiers of two new films and the promise of details of more screenings coming soon. *** Update posted on April 29*** Photos and descriptions of the classes and screenings at Stanford have been published to the DocumentingIan Blog.
Upcoming screenings of the DocumentingIan-produced Boys for Sale in Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Phillippines will bring the total number of festival screenings for the documentary to 40! Meanwhile, a test screening of the new DocumentingIan-directed short documentary The Father’s Love Begotten, about a boy who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest, will be held near Detroit on November 2. Details about all of these screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.