Nippon Cinema Award

The festival will give out the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD for the 13th time. The prize money of 2,000 € is donated by Bankhaus Metzler from Frankfurt. All films in the NIPPON CINEMA section that were produced in Japan or by Japanese directors in 2016 or 2017 and that have at least their German premiere at the festival are eligible for the competition. The audience can choose their favorite out of 19 films. The award ceremony will take place at Mousonturm Saal on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 7:45 p.m., before the screening of THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST.

Competition films
AT THE TERRACE by Kenji YAMAUCHI
BANGKOK NITES by Katsuya TOMITA
A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE by Shunji IWAI
DAGUERREOTYPE by Kiyoshi KUROSAWA
DAWN OF THE FELINES by Kazuya SHIRAISHI
DEATH NOTE – LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD by Shinsuke SATO
DESTRUCTION BABIES by Tetsuya MARIKO
GUKOROKU – TRACES OF SIN by Kei ISHIKAWA
HAPPINESS by SABU
HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER by Ryota NAKANO
I AM A HERO by Shinsuke SATO
LET’S GO, JETS! FROM SMALL TOWN GIRLS TO U.S. CHAMPIONS?! by Hayato KAWAI
THE LONG EXCUSE by Miwa NISHIKAWA
MY UNCLE by Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
OVER THE FENCE by Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
THE PROJECTS by Junji SAKAMOTO
SATOSHI: A MOVE FOR TOMORROW by Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
SURVIVAL FAMILY by Shinobu YAGUCHI
WET WOMAN IN THE WIND by Akihiko SHIOTA