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Mama Theater Screening

HDスタジオ 7.19(Thu) 10:30

Mama Theater is a baby cart accessible venue equipped with a private space to change diapers and breastfeed babies. Enjoy the movie about older folk living happily narrated by Kirin Kiki.
*This event is for adults accompanying babies only. Sound is lower and lighting is brighter than a regular theater setting.
*No English Subtitles






Architect Shuichi Tsubata and his wife Eiko live surrounded by forests in a suburban development in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture. They maintain a self-sufficient existence and adjust their lifestyle accordingly to the four seasons. The documentary explores how to live fruitfully.

Distributor: Tokai Television Broadcasting


  • Free Admission (First come first served basis)
  • Capacity: 30 seats
  • For Inquiries: SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Office TEL: 048-263-0818

VR Screenings

HDスタジオ 7.14(Sat)〜15(Sun) 13:00〜17:00

A presentation of VR works returns with a focus on Japanese VR that has been presented internationally. Experience the latest in ever evolving VR.
*No English Subtitles


Blue Thermal VR

Blue Thermal VR

© 小沢かな・新潮社/埼玉県/ SKIPシティ彩の国ビジュアルプラザ


Blue Thermal VR is an adaptation of popular coming-of-age manga “Blue Thermal” and is directed by an up-and-coming director. It was presented at the Market of this year’s Cannes International Film Festival.


2018 / Japan / 12min.
Director: Shinichiro Ueda
Cast: Karin Ono, Atom Mizuishi, Taketo Tanaka
Produced by Saitama Prefecture / SKIP CITY Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza



Director: Shinichiro Ueda
Ueda began making films when he was in junior high school and continued to learn filmmaking by himself after graduating from high school. He specializes in films with high entertainment value and his latest One Cut of the Dead (2017), which opened theatrically in June this year, garnered critical praise when it was screened at film festivals in Italy and Germany.


Ultraman Zero VR

Ultraman Zero VR

©Tsuburaya Pro / ©Ultraman Zero VR Production Committee


Somewhere in Minato District, a space monster Eleking appears. The people in an office building escape through an emergency exit and find Ultraman Zero and the humongous monster fighting.


Director: Kiyotaka Taguchi
Produced by Tsuburaya Productions / Pony Canyon, eje


Director: Kiyotaka Taguchi

Director: Kiyotaka Taguchi
Born 1980 in Hokkaido, Taguchi made his commercial directorial debut with Gehara: The Dark & Long Hair Monster in 2009. His credits include “MM9” (2010 / TV Series), “Ultra Zone” (2012 / TV Series), “Neo Ultra Q” (2013 / TV Series), “Ultraman Ginga S” (2014 / TV Series), “Ultraman X” (2015 / TV Series), and “Ultraman Orb” (2016 / TV Series).


  • Free Admission
  • For Inquiries: Digital SKIP Station TEL: 048-264-7777

Made in SKIP City

多目的ホール 7.19(Thu) 10:30

A special screening of two films, Kobaton The Movie, a short film produced by filmmakers based in SKIP City that introduces attractions in Saitama, and a film about a heartwarming relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, Wish Upon A Star – Grandad Wants to be a Truck Driver produced by Saitama Trucking Association. Enjoy short films that are packed with the charms of Saitama.
*No English Subtitles


Wish Upon A Star – Grandad Wants to be a Truck Driver

Wish Upon A Star – Grandad Wants to be a Truck Driver

© 埼玉県トラック協会


60-year-old Ryoji passed on his soba noodle shop to his adopted son-in-law and enjoys seeing off and picking up his granddaughter to school every day. He used to have a dream of becoming a truck driver. When his granddaughter asks why he gave up his dream, he decides to make it happen.


2018 / Japan / 23min.
Director: Koki Fukuyama
Cast: Daijiro Harada, Mana Hiroyama, Emi Mori, Masayuki Yuhara


Director: Koki Fukuyama

Director: Koki Fukuyama
Born 1969 in Tokyo, Fukuyama established Jill Motion to produce and direct TV commercials, web commercials, and corporate videos. He also specializes in marketing and promotion utilizing SNS.


Kobaton The Movie: Lovetan and Kobaton Walking Don

Kobaton The Movie

© 2018埼玉県/SKIPシティ 彩の国ビジュアルプラザ


Aika Ota is working on a TV program that introduces Bushu Nakajima Konya, an old dye house. She accidentally runs into Enomoto, whom she had a crush on and her love remains unrequited. After that, she can’t concentrate on her work and Kobaton decides to cheer her up.


2018 / Japan
Director: Takahiro Horie
Cast: Aika Ota, Kyuichiro Nakayama, Daigo Niijima, Mutsuo Yoshioka, Goichi Mine, Naoya Watanabe


Director: Takahiro Horie

Director: Takahiro Horie
Horie is a filmmaker who participated in the New Directions in Japanese Cinema 2015 organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and directed Hana, Kujira, Chichi (2016). He made his commercial debut with ANIMA!, the Opening Film at the SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2017.


  • Free Admission (First come first served basis)
  • For Inquiries: Digital SKIP Station TEL: 048-264-7777

Camera Crayon – Exciting Films Produced by Children! –

多目的ホール 7.21(Sat) 10:30

In this year’s Camera Crayon, we present Distress Call and Rally & Smash produced by Kawaguchi Kids Movie Club and the best TV shows produced in the Audio Visual Learning Program. To be followed by a Q&A with the children who made the shorts. Enjoy the creativity of the children.
*No English Subtitles


Distress Call

Distress Call

During the summer holidays, a group of children dream the same dream, where a female scientist asks for help. The children discover a lab which appeared in their dreams and decide to go inside the building where scary monsters await.


Rally & Smash

Rally & Smash

A girl’s badminton team is always losing their games. By chance, they meet the coach of a strong team and ask her to coach them. Out of a desire to win and be stronger, they begin some tough training.


Best of Audio Visual Learning Program

Best of Audio Visual Learning Program

For the Audio Visual Learning Program, where grade school students of Saitama Prefecture direct and produce audio visual works, more than 650 programs were produced last year. The program showcases some of the very best that were produced from the unique point of views of children including Hitotsubu datte mottainai.


  • Free Admission (First come first served basis)
  • For inquiries: Audio Visual Museum Camera Crayon TEL: 048-265-2590


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