Collaboration and Community in Japanese Cinema During the Pandemic

  • Industry
  • 60min
  • 2020

Four film professionals discuss the current situation of the Japanese film industry and various initiatives launched in response to the difficulties faced during the novel coronavirus pandemic.


  • **Ryusuke Hamaguchi **is a film director and member of Mini-Theater AID Fund Management Office.
  • Yuko Iwasaki is Managing Director of Japan Community Cinema Center and member of Petitioners of #SaveTheCinema Project.
  • Yuichi Watanabe is a staff member at film distributor TOFOO and Project Manager of the “Temporary Cinema.”
  • Noriko Yamasaki is Manager of Osaka Cine Nouveau and member of the SaveOurLocalCinemas Committee.
  • Organizer/Moderator: **Aiko Masubuchi **is an independent film programmer and translator.


Aiko Masubuchi


in Japanese with English subtitles