The Japan Media Arts Festival will screen programs of video works atan event for introducing Japanese culture, Miyabi Japan Story, in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, on November 28th and 30th.
Miyabi Japan Story
Dates: Fri. 28th to Sun. 30th November, 2014
Venue: Osatasiatiska Museet, CCC Norra Latin & Kulturhuset Stadsteaterhn (Stockholm, Sweden)
Entrance fee: 100 Kroner (Varies with type, date & time)
＊Free for children up to the age of six
Miyabi Japan Story will feature events introducing contemporary Japanese culture from diverse angles at three venues in Stockholm, Sweden from November 28th-30th. Japan’s contemporary culture will be presented through not only art, animation and comics but also music, martial arts, calligraphy, origami paper-folding and more. There will be a rich array of workshops and performances as well. This first festival of its kind in Scandinavia will have the CCC Norra Latin conference center in Stockholm as its main venue with workshops at the Osatasiatiska Museet and video screenings at the Kulturhuset Stadsteaterhn.
The Japan Media Arts Festival will screen four programs of video works at the theater of the Kulturhuset Stadsteaterhn on Friday 28th and Sunday 30th November: the Animated Short Program 2014; Portrait of Japanese Animation; Beautiful Drawing; and Japan Pop Energy.
Program of Video Screenings by the Japan Media Arts Festival
Friday, 28th November
20:30 – 21:50 Animated Short Program 2014
Sunday, 30th November
16:15 – 17:30 Portrait of Japanese Animation
18:00 – 19:45 Beautiful Drawing
20:15 – 22:00 Japan Pop Energy
Venue: Kulturhuset Stadsteaterhn Theater
Animated Short Program 2014
This program of 10 highly distinctive short animations has been compiled from prize-winners and jury recommendations of the Animation Division at the 2013 17th Japan Media Arts Festival.
Portrait of Japanese Animation
This program introduces 9 animation, music video and other video works which reflect the everyday in contemporary Japan through very Japanese perceptions and depictions of emotions.
Beautiful drawing — Drawing’s Endless Allure
Supervisor: Mitsuko OKAMOTO (Professor, Department of Animation, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan) This program introduces ten past winners and jury selections from past Japan Media Arts Festivals which exemplify beautiful drawing.
JAPAN POP ENERGY
Supervisor: Mitsuko OKAMOTO (Professor, Department of Animation, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan) This program consists of a collection of past award-winning works from the Japan Media Arts Festival which impart a sense of contemporary Japanese pop culture.