Nippon Cinema Award

The festival will give out the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD for the 14th time. The endowment of 2,000 € is donated by Bankhaus Metzler in Frankfurt. All films in the NIPPON CINEMA section that were produced in Japan or by Japanese directors in 2017 or 2018 and that will at least have their German premiere at the festival are eligible for the competition. The audience can choose their favorite out of 16 films. The award ceremony will take place at Mousonturm Saal on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 7:45 p.m., before the closing film THE CITY OF BETRAYAL.

Competition films

BIRDS WITHOUT NAMES by Kazuya SHIRAISHI
THE BLOOD OF WOLVES by Kazuya SHIRAISHI
DEAR ETRANGER by Yukiko MISHIMA
DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA by Takashi YAMAZAKI
ENOKIDA TRADING POST by Ken IIZUKA
FLOWER AND SWORD by Tetsuo SHINOHARA
HANAGATAMI by Tetsuya MARIKO
MOON AND THUNDER by Hiroshi ANDO
MORI, THE ARTIST’S HABITAT by Shuichi OKITA
OCCULT BOLSHEVISM by Hiroshi TAKAHASHI
OH LUCY! by Atsuko HIRAYANAGI
PUMPKIN AND MAYONNAISE by Masanori TOMINAGA
RECALL by Katsuhide MOTOKI
THE THIRD MURDER by Hirokazu KOREEDA
TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT by Akiko OKU
WE ARE by Michihito FUJII