At the Aichi International Women's Film Festival we screened films from various Asian countries and held events such as mini-symposiums in order to consider gender equality and cultural exchange together with the invited directors and actresses. In all 5 mini symposiums were held, with special guests from 4 countries (India, Iran, Cambodia and the Philippines) in attendance and 11 films screened (from India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei).
Achievements of FY 2016 https://grant-fellowship-db.jfac.jp/grant/cc1602/
- Related Countries
- Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Taiwan, Israel
- Co-organizer(s), Cooperator(s)
- Sotho Kulikar
- Ma Rynet
- Ida Anita Q. del Mundo
- Mara Lopez Yokohama
From the Organizer
Through the realization of this project we were able to provide opportunities for contact with Asian cultures, including ASEAN member countries, through film. In addition, by presenting female directors etc. active in the international film industry we were able to contribute to the nurturing of the next generation of female directors who will carry film culture forwards. Furthermore, we were able to have a direct exchange of views with directors from each country about differences in awareness and progress on gender equality in their countries, as well as raise issues for problem solving. By making use of the Japan Foundation grant we were able to restart the writing of subtitles for new film productions which had been on hold. Also, while normally we would only be able to invite one or two international guests, this time we were able to invite 6 people and as a result could put on a full symposium. We would like to continue with this project so as to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to learn more about ASEAN member countries.