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Skip City D-Cinema Fest full line up

announces the full line up and international jury members

The 3rd SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2006, takes place at SKIP CITY (Kawaguchi, Saitama) from Saturday July 15th to Sunday July 23rd.
This year, the festival received 584 submissions from 52 countries and regions.

Cash reward totaling in 17,000,000yen (approx. $160,000) will be given to filmmakers in feature and short competition section. Boy Meets Ghost Hanadashonenshi by the director Nobuo Mizuta, will have its world premiere and kick off the festival.

The festival also includes International Symposium and D-Content market.

Also, we are happy to inform you that a protocol has been established with Lisbon Village Festival (LVF), a first digital cinema festival in Europe, which will be held from June 21st to 25th to promote work interchange.

Looking forward to having your participation!

International Feature Competition

The competition received 283 submissions from 52 countries and regions from around the world. Of these, 12 selected works will be screened. Join us to hear messages from directors in the best viewing environ-
ment with 4K digital cinema projectors.

International Competition Jury
We welcome three international jury, famous for director for play Robert Allan Ackerman from USA, Yoko Narahashi from Japan (stage director/casting director), Bong-ou Lee from Japan (a producer of Pacchigi!) and the jury president Richard Jobson, a producer of Tube Tales, from England.

(Year/Country/Runtime/Shooting Format/Screening Master Format) ★ Best New Director Nominee
Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds ★
(2004/Turkey/101min/DVCAM/Digital BETACAM)
Director:Ahmet Ulucay Cast:Ismail Hakki Taslak, Fizuli Jafarov, Kadir Kaymaz

Lovelife of a Fat Thief ★
Director:Henrik Sylven Cast:Frida Hallgren, Thomas Kohler, Vanna Rosenberg

Kuss Kuss - Your Happiness Depends on Me ★
(2005/Germany-Swiss/95min/DVCPRO/Digital BETACAM)
Director:Soren Senn Cast:Carina Wiese, Saida Jawad, Axel Schrick

Do U Cry 4 Me Argentina? ★
Director:Bae Youn-suk Cast:Kim Borum, Cho Duk-kyu

Schnitzel Paradise
(2005/The Netherlands/84min/HDCAM/Digital BETACAM)
Director:Martin Koolhoven Cast:Noah Mounir Valentyn, Bracha van Doesburgh

The Summer of Stickleback ★
(2006/Japan/98 min/DVCPRO/HDCAM SR)
Director:Mayu Nakamura Cast:Sayoko Oho, Kengo Kora, Jun Fubuki

Play ★
Director:Alicia Scherson Cast:Viviana Herrera, Andres Ulloa, Juan Pablo Quezada

The Contract
(2005/China/100 min/HDCAM/HDCAM)
Director:Lu Xuechang Cast:Li Jiaxuan, Pan Yueming

The Score ★
(2005/Canada/83 min/HDCAM/HDCAM)
Director:Kim Collier Cast:Jane Perry, Jonathon Young, Kevin McNulty

(2005/Czech Republic/87 min/Digital BETACAM/HDCAM)
Director:Tomas Vorel Cast:Eva Holubova, Bolek Polivka, Anicka Marhoulova

Making Waves ★
(2005/UK/86 min/HDCAM SR/HDCAM SR)
Director:Nicolas Van Pallandt Cast:Craig Henderson, Susie Benton

Good Bye My Love ★
(2005/China/95 min/HDCAM SR,HDCAM,HD-D5/HDCAM)
Director:Shi Chen-feng Cast:Yue Hong, Wen Zhang

Domestic Short Competition

This year, we are pleased to present 11 Japanese short works shot and exhibited in digital format.
The 11 nominees were selected from 301 submissions.

Domestic Short Competition Jury
We welcome an acclaimed actor Masanobu Takashima as the jury president of short competition and the 5 members of the Citizens’ Circle to Support SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL will join Takashima as the jury members. Cash reward totaling in 2,000,000yen as Kawaguchi Citizen’s Award.

Sakura Sakura Director: Makoto Yamaguchi (2005/14min/DV/DV)
tough guy! 2005 Director: Shintaro Kishimoto (2005/7 min/DVD/DV)
Catchball With Nicole Director: Yukiyasu Asano (2005/59min/DV/DV)
Miruko , Kuroko & Pooh Director: Katsunori Sato (2005/13 min/DV/DV)
For Director: Kunpei Yanagawa (2006/57min/DV/DV)
Modern Recording's Madman Director: Yuki Nakayama (2005/21 min/DV/DV)
Hello Horizon Director: Nobuyuki Yoshikawa (2005/44 min/DV/DV)
Bluebottle Director: Mamiko Hiwatari (2005/45min/DV/DV)
Kiibo Director: Kenichiro Fujino (2002/8min/DV/DV)
Monsieur Greenpeas Director: Yasuo Kurita (2004/48min/DV/DVD)
Hana-Mushiro Director: Shingo Yoshimura (2005/35min/DV/DV)

Special Screening (Opening Screening)
Boy Meets Ghost Hanadashonenshi directed by Nobuo Mizuta
(2006 / Japan / 123 min. / HDCAMSR / HDCAMSR) - World Premiere

The Updates of Digital Cinema regarding the distribution and screening over the world
In this symposium, panelists from Japan and abroad will present the latest news on digital cinema distribution. The future of the digital cinema business of Japan will be the topic of discussion.

Date: 7/19 (Wed.) 13:00 start (Doors open at 12:40)
Place: Audio Visual Hall (Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza 4F)
Admission Fee: Free *Please register from the festival website (
Panelist: Yotam Ben-Ami (Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations-North America,
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.) and other.
Moderator: Patrick Von Sychowski (Director of Business Development/Unique Digital Ltd., UK)       
Simultaneous translation (English-Japanese)
Inquiry to: 048-263-0818 E-mail:

●Besides, from July 20th to 22nd, D-Content Market will be held. The Festival will deliver presentations of digital cinema projects by Japanese digital cinema creators and provide a forum for people in the visual industry to network with new talent.

Ticket Information
■Advance Tickets (On sale Monday, May 29th until Friday, July 14th) P Code
Single Screening Ticket 600yen 476-009 
(Valid for all screenings except special screening and closing screenings / 1 screening per single ticket)Opening Screening : Boy Meets Ghost Hanadashonenshi 600yen  552-134
(Opening ceremony will be held before the screening)
Closing Screening : Grand Prize winner 600yen  552-134
(Closing ceremony will be held before the screening)
Triple Tickets 1,500yen  476-009
(Valid for three screenings except special and closing screenings)

Tickets Available at: Ticket PIA, Family Mart, Circle K・Sunkus (P code needed), SHOSEN Bookdome
(Kawaguchi), Kawaguchi Tourist Association, SKIP City Visual Plaza 4F Local Communication Plaza

■Tickets at Door  (Day tickets are sold at corresponding screenings 20 minutes before film starts)
Single Screening Ticket 800 yen

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