The People’s Choice (audience) Award at the Champlain International Film Festival (NY, USA), decided by popular vote of festival-goers, went to ‘-1287‘, Ian’s latest documentary. More information on the festival and the screening of ‘-1287′ can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
‘-1287‘, Ian’s newest documentary, was awarded the First Prize in the Asian Competition at the closing ceremony of the 7th annual DMZ Docs Film Festival in Korea. Photos and more information about the prize and the festival can be found on the DocumentingIan blog.
Screenings of Ian’s documentary ‘-1287′ (2014) continue around the world this autumn with participation in festivals in LA (Sept 14), Korea (Sept 18 & 22), Holland (Sept 26), Taiwan (Oct), Midwest USA (Nov) and NY (Nov). Screening information, including at which screenings Ian is scheduled to be in attendance, can be found on the -1287 website.
An article about the cancellation and subsequent re-establishing of Japan domestic screenings of Ian’s documentary ‘A2-B-C’ (2013) was published today in the Asahi Shinbun (Digital) edition. More information and a link to the article can be fond on the DocumentingIan Blog.
As the first nuclear power plant since the meltdown more than four years ago is restarted in Japan, Ian was interviewed live today on the BBC World Service. A link to the podcast which contains the report can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.
Following the cancellation of all domestic Japan screenings of ‘A2-B-C’ in March, private screenings for the film have been reestablished. Information about the new screening process can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog here, and an explanation about the original cancellations, along with a video of a press conference about this issue, can be found here.
With the post-production work on a documentary about male prostitution nearing completion, Ian was inspired to come out in an article published in Japanese magazine “5“. The bilingual (English/ Japanese) article has been re-published on the DocumentingIan Blog along with a series photographs.