We all have a role in our lives, so are film festivals. New York Japan CineFest’s mission is clear. To explore and find unique talent, support their work, vision and cause as we provide creative playground in the most exciting city in the world, New York City.
The festival was founded by two filmmakers, Yasu Suzuki, Kosuke Furukawa and a music producer Hiroshi Kono. It was planed for rather small one night event. While three friends organizing the event, devastating earthquake occurred in their home country, Japan in 2011. Since then, their motivation geared up to connect the Asian films and American and world films, shake up the ground in the positive way to raise the spirit.
NYJCF focuses on the independent filmmakers who committed to making their full potential to express their voice and vision to the world.
NYJCF PAST AUDIENCE AWARD
Radius Squared Times Heart
Dir. Yasu Suzuki (2009, 34 min.)
The Hirosaki Player
Dir. Jeff Sousa (2010, 19 min.)
Little Kyota Neon Hood
Dir. Satsuki Okawa (2012, 20 min.)
A Warm Spell
Dir. Toshimichi Saito (2014, 40 min.)
The Gift Of Memory (A Beautiful Person)
Dir. Isao Yukisada (2016, 40 min.)
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere
Dir. Mickey Duzyj (2016, 18 min.)
Dir. Yasu Suzuki (2018, 20 min.)
Samurai in the Oregon Sky
Dir. Ilana Sol (2019, 48 min.)