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.
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.
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.
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.
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/