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Feature Length Competition

Short Length Competition

Animation Competition

Current D-Cinema 2014

Cinema Kabuki

Special Screening

Barrier Free Screening


Film List

Feature Length Competition(70min.+)

This year, we have received over 500 entries from 84 countries and regions created by filmmakers with less than 4 feature film credits. The selection committee selected 12 films from various different genres. Enjoy the new crop of films by the next generation of emerging filmmakers.



Director:Natsuka Kusano
Country or Region:Japan

Back in Crime

Director:Germinal Alvarez
Country or Region:France

Blue and Not So Pink

Director:Miguel Ferrari
Country or Region:Venezuela, Spain


Director:Mikihiro Endo
Country or Region:Japan


Director:Milos Pusic
Country or Region:Serbia, Switzerland

Love Me

Director:Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er
Country or Region:Ukraine, Turkey

Man in Love

Director:Han Dong-wook
Country or Region:South Korea


Director:Diederik Ebbinge
Country or Region:Netherlands

Plastic Crime

Director:Yoshio Kato
Country or Region:Japan

Rock Paper Scissors

Director:Yan Lanouette Turgeon
Country or Region:Canada

Someone You Love

Director:Pernille Fischer Christensen
Country or Region:Denmark

The Way He Looks

Director:Daniel Ribeiro
Country or Region:Brazil

Short Length Competition (15min.ー30min.)

From many submissions received this year, 12 unique shorts in various genres have been selected to screen. Enjoy the shorts that are as dense and enjoyable as feature length films. *All shorts will be screened with English subtitles.


Kidnap Tale

Director:qurata kenji
Country or Region:Japan

Let’s Go Home!

Director:Takuya Matsumoto
Country or Region:Japan

What Color is the World?

Director:Ryo Tatesawa
Country or Region:Japan

A Piece of Dogu

Director:Yukinori Makabe
Country or Region:Japan

Trip with Mother

Director:Yuya Nakaizumi
Country or Region:Japan

The Tie and the Wall

Director:Aki Yamamoto
Country or Region:France

Born With It

Director:Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.
Country or Region:Japan

Angel in the Closet

Director:Takayuki Ohashi
Country or Region:Japan


Director:Tsuyoshi Matsumoto
Country or Region:Japan

This Uphill Climb

Director:Tomoko Miyamoto
Country or Region:Japan


Country or Region:Japan


Director:Choy Sato
Country or Region:Japan, South Korea


Animation Competition (5min.+)

In this brand new category launched this year, 14 animation works have been selected to screen. Enjoy delicate animation graphics and unique visual approaches as well as the directors’ passion condensed and transformed into each frame.


Sunset Flower Blooming

Director:Yuanyuan Hu
Country or Region:Japan

Way Back to the Sea

Director:Kaori Iwase
Country or Region:Japan
*No English Subtitles

The Rush Hour Commuters

Director:Akifumi Nonaka
Country or Region:Japan

Airy Me

Director:Yoko Kuno
Country or Region:Japan

Hashi no Mukou

Director:Shigeyoshi Tsukahara
Country or Region:Japan
*No English Subtitles

Slap Stick

Director:Kousuke Obara
Country or Region:Japan

Oni no Tsuno

Director:Ritsuko Morita
Country or Region:Japan


Director:Shinsaku Hidaka
Country or Region:Japan

Hunter and the Priest

Director:Yusuke Sakamoto
Country or Region:Japan

Recruit Rhapsody

Director:Maho Yoshida
Country or Region:Japan

Snow Hut

Director:Yoriko Mizushiri
Country or Region:Japan


Director:Ryosuke Oshiro
Country or Region:Japan

Daily Lives at Daisy Lodge

Director:Manami Wakai
Country or Region:Japan


Director:Osamu Kaneko
Country or Region:Japan
*No English Subtitles


Current D-Cinema 2014

©DNA Films

Sunshine on Leith

A Film Adaptation of a Hit Musical with the Sound of the 80s!

Director:Dexter Fletcher (Nominee of 2012 Feature Length Competition with Wild Bill)
Cast:Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George Mackay, Antonia Thomas
Distributor: GAGA Corporation

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Cinema Kabuki

© 山本聡子

Koya Hijiri

A Young Monk Spends an Evening with a Bewitching Woman Living Deep in the Woods

Performed in February, 2011/Japan/89min.
Original Story: Kyoka Izumi
Cast: Tamasaburo Bando, Shidou Nakamura, Karoku Nakamura
Distributor: SHOCHIKU Co., Ltd

*No English Subtitles

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Special Screening


Anohana the Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day

Why Did She Come Back? A Mysterious Tale of Summer

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Original Story: Cho Heiwa Busters
Voice Cast: Miyu Irino, Ai Kayano
Distributor: Aniplex Inc.

*No English Subtitles

  • Free Admission (Numbered tickets will be distributed / First come first served basis)
  • For Inquiries: SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Office 048-263-0818

*In addition to the screening at SKIP City, this film will be also screened on Saturday, July 19 at Omiya Sonic City.

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Barrier Free Screening with Japanese subtitles and Audio Guidance

© 2013「永遠の0」製作委員会

The Eternal Zero

Love of Grandeur Renewed After 60 Years

Original Story: Naoki Hyakuta
Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Cast: Junichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue
Distributor: TOHO CO.,LTD

*No English Subtitles

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