Our first Video Review!!

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The folks over at Cinema Nippon enjoyed our film so much, they decided to do a video review of it.

What is Cinema Nippon?

From their Youtube channel: “Cinema Nippon, a study in Japanese film. On this channel, you’ll find videos analyzing some cult classic Japanese movies, as well as some more obscure ones.”

Who doesn’t like film? What film fan doesn’t want to learn more about Japanese Film?

Eli and Kylie are genuine cinema fans and really do their homework. It’s very refreshing to feel how excited and passionate they are to share these films with their growing fan base. After subscribing to their channel myself, I have discovered a few more films I need to check out.

We are very grateful for Cinema Nippon’s review and their excitement in sharing our film with their followers!

You can view our episode here or here.

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WINNER: Best Supporting Actress

Akiko Shima won Best Supporting Actress for her role in our film American Hikikomori at the 4th Annual Asians on Film Festival !

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Actor Naoyuki Ikeda, Actress Akiko Shima, Producer Kana Watanabe, Director Landis Stokes

From the Asians on Film Festival website:

Asians on Film started as something small in 2010 as a way to promote Asian American minorities in Hollywood and break down stereotypes and create more representation in film and TV.

As the audience grew, so did AOF. Before long, we expanded into providing free services in support of talent and events that matched our mission:

Asians on Film is devoted to arts & entertainment with a primary focus in providing recognition to the talent of Asian/Pacific Islanders who are minorities in the film industry either as talents, filmmakers and/or those who work in other aspects of filmmaking.

In 2012, AOF started a short film festival in Los Angeles designed differently from all other festivals and with judges actually kept from the public to ensure as much fairness as possible in the process. Programming was done based on weighted average of the judges. All of this was due to the under-representation of Asian Americans at film festivals, and as a short film festival, specifically to focus attention on new and emerging talent.

The festival now in it’s fourth year has grown dramatically with over 300 submissions last year and 17 festival awards. The festival has also expanded to include special screenings of “Best of Fest” throughout the year in other cities with a goal of having screenings in Asia and Europe in 2016.

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Post Screening Q&A. Watch it here
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Akiko Shima accepting her Best Supporting Actress Award

ありがとうございました to AOFF for your hospitality and for the opportunity to showcase our film in your wonderful festival. We always felt welcomed and absolutely loved the congenial atmosphere.

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Actor Naoyuki Ikeda, Producer Kana Watanabe, Director Landis Stokes, Composer Karin Okada

We are very proud and honored by Akiko Shima’s Best Supporting Actress win as well as Naoyuki Ikeda’s Best Supporting Actor nomination.

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Actress Akiko Shima, Actor Yuto Serata, Producer Kana Watanabe, Director Landis Stokes, Actor Naoyuki Ikeda

Photos courtesy of Mike Barnum, Naoyuki Ikeda and Steve Lam Photo
Instagram: SteveLamPhoto

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American Hikikomori is in the 2016 Asians on Film Festival!

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American Hikikomori, has been selected for screening at the 2016 Asians on Film Festival taking place March 1013 at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

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The venue and theater are amazing! The screening schedule, festival events, and details can be found on our Facebook page.

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We hope you are able to attend.

Congrats to Ms. Akiko Shima and Naoyuki Ikeda for their Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor nominations! We are very proud of you.

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