Student-organized TUJ Film Festival 2016 to be Held on April 1

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) holds its annual student film festival on Friday, April 1. The festival will feature nine short films of various genres, all of which have been filmed, edited and captioned by TUJ students. The event is open to everyone, including the general public, and is free of charge. All films have either Japanese or English subtitles.

This film festival has been held since 2005. Students majoring in communications studies receive credit to produce the event and are responsible for the call for entries, film selection, promotion, and event management. Student evaluation is based on subtitling, event planning and execution, and management. Any TUJ student can submit an entry; 31 films were submitted this year and nine were selected. In addition to Japan and the U.S., this year’s filmmakers come from Finland, the Philippines, Russia, the U.K. and Indonesia.

Patrick Cunningham (profile on IMDB), a producer of the award-winning film “Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011),” will be joining the festival as a guest reviewer.

A number of Holywood filmmakers and producers studied at Temple’s School of Media and Communication as well as the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. Adam McKay, winner of the Academy Award this year for Best Adapted Screenplay and director of “The Big Short,” attended Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia.

TUJ Student Film Festival 2016

Friday, April 1, 19:00-21:10 (Door opens 18:30)
TUJ Azabu Hall 2F (Room 212/213)
  • Free admission
  • No pre-registration required
  • Snacks and sodas will be served
  • All films have subtitles in Japanese or English
Program A Filmmakers’ Nationalities Duration
Daydreamer U.K. 2 min
Momo’s Story Finland 8 min 30 sec
Saudade Japan 12 min 30 sec
The Wish Russia 7 min
Dating in Japan Russia, Finland, Japan & U.S.A. 8 min
Pink no Amazake Japan 4 min 30 sec
Program B
Pizza Man U.S.A. 4 min 30 sec
Alzheimers: A Love Story Indonesia 17 min
Fallen the Philippines 20 min