The 20th Creative Café “Experience Contemporary Dance, Boost Creativity!”

Nami AikoYamagata

On Tuesday, 25 June 2019, we held the 20th Creative Café on the 3rd floor of Yamagata Manabikan. The theme was “Experience Contemporary Dance, Boost Creativity!“. It is a combination workshop to experience contemporary dance, discover Yamagata’s future hub “Yamagata Manabikan”, and make dance films to express “Colors of Yamagata” using the drone movie of Yamagata. Contemporary dance is a … Read More

Two major Marvel features to film in Sydney

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

Sydney has attracted two blockbuster Marvel films to shoot in its world-class Fox Studios, Thor: Love & Fury and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to film in Sydney.

One Minute Film Festival 2019

Galway Film CentreGalway

Every year for the Galway Film Fleadh, the Galway Film Centre puts out a call for films that are one minute in duration. This year we put together a programme of 30 one-minute films that played to a busy screening on the final day of the Galway Film Fleadh 2019. It was a dynamic program featuring submission from across Ireland … Read More

The Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Nami AikoYamagata

The Yamagata Hanagasa Festival (山形花笠まつり) held in summer is one of the representative festivals in Tohoku and attracts many visitors from all over Japan. Unfortunately, the event has been canceled for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention.

The 30th anniversary of Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2019

Nami AikoYamagata

Launched in 1989 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the municipality of Yamagata, the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) celebrated its 30 years anniversary in 2019. The festival garnered a very good reputation for its program of International Competition, and has been included on the Documentary Feature Qualifying Festival List for the annual Academy Awards®. Grand prize winners … Read More

Sydney Film Festival secures $5 million in funding

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

In June the 2019 Sydney Film Festival, Australia’s largest film festival, received $5 million from the NSW Government. Since 2009 the Festival has grown in attendance by over 80 per cent to become one of the leading international film festivals.

Artists-in-Residence 2019

Nami AikoYamagata

As a collaborative project with the Busan City of Film, the 3rd Busan Intercity Film Festival, and the Busan Independent Film Association, Yamagata invited a Korean director, Mr. KIM Hwi Geun, to stay in Yamagata for 10 days to make a short film “Return.” For more details about our creative project, visit the Yamagata Artists-in-Residence.

Sydney launches 10% PDV incentive

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

From 1 October 2019, Sydney through Screen NSW will offer a 10 per cent incentive for post, digital and visual effects (PDV) that can be combined with Australia’s Federal Incentives. The Rebate is administered by Screen NSW, within the State’s arts, screen and culture agency, Create NSW. Check Screen NSW for the eligibility, the guidelines and the online application. Post, Digital … Read More

Star Wars comes to Sydney as ILM commits to a permanent studio

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

The Disney-owned visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will establish a studio in Sydney, Australia, creating 500 new jobs, with a $12 million training program to be developed with ILM to build specialised PDV skills for local workers.