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“Ushiku” receives Audience Award in Holland

“Ushiku” receives Audience Award in Holland

Posted on October 06, 2021

“Ushiku” has received the Audience Award at the 2021 CAMERA JAPAN Festival in Holland.  The full statement from the festival as well as a Japanese translation are on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Four more “Ushiku” Premiers confirmed

Four more “Ushiku” Premiers confirmed

Posted on September 24, 2021

Four more premiers of Ushiku have just been confirmed. Following screenings today (Fri, Sept 24) and tomorrow (Sat, Sept 25) in Rotterdam’s CAMERA JAPAN Festival, Ushiku will hold premiers in Austria, Japan, Munich and the UK.  Details about the screenings can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

“Ushiku” awarded Top Prize in Asian Category at Festival in Korea

“Ushiku” awarded Top Prize in Asian Category at Festival in Korea

Posted on September 16, 2021

At the closing ceremony for the 13th DMZ Docs in Korea on September 16, Ushiku received the Asian Perspective Award, the top prize in the Asian Competition. More information about the festival, the prize and the jury statement can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Korean Premier of “Ushiku” to begin

Korean Premier of “Ushiku” to begin

Posted on September 08, 2021

The Korean Premier of Ushiku is set to begin tomorrow (Sept 9) in the DMZ 국제다큐멘터리영화제 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival. The festival will be held September 9-16, and this year, because of the pandemic, will be hybrid.  More information about the streaming and in-person options as well as a link to special message from one of the film’s participants can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.  There, information on the final chance to stream the film in the US in the “I Will Tell International Film Festival” can also be found.  

Dutch Premier of “Ushiku” announced

Dutch Premier of “Ushiku” announced

Posted on September 04, 2021

Today the Dutch Premier of Ushiku in CAMERA JAPAN Festival on Sept 24 and 25 was announced.  More information about the screening as well as upcoming screenings in Belgium, the US and Korea, can be found on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Post-screening Q&A held online in the I Will Tell FF

Post-screening Q&A held online in the I Will Tell FF

Posted on September 01, 2021

On September 1, a live online screening of Ushiku took place in the I Will Tell International Film Festival.  Peter, one of the participants in the film, and Thomas joined the post-screening Q&A which was led by festival director Jenny Lee. Ushiku will be screening online in the US until Sept 9. More information and additional photos from the Q&A are on the DocumentingIan Blog.

Instagram Live Q&A held with Japan Cuts in NYC

Instagram Live Q&A held with Japan Cuts in NYC

Posted on August 31, 2021

Today (Aug 31) a live Q&A about “Ushiku” was held at 8PM EDT in the US (9AM Sept 1 JST in Tokyo) on Instagram with Louis, one of the film’s protagonists, and Professor Ai Kihira-Hunt, Associate Professor at The University of Tokyo. WATCH: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTQouxtpmWa/ “Ushiku” is screening ONLINE in the US in Japan Society’s JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film until Sept 2: https://film.japansociety.org/film/ushiku/