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 UPDATE! July 9, 2018

Thank you everyone!


The Mt Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival held from June 28, 2018 ~ July 1, 2018 was a smash success! With over 1500 film entries and more than 1800 guests and celebrities attending at our Gala Opening Night, that makes Mt. Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival by far the biggest and most successful Indies film festival in all of Japan – and arguably bigger than even the Tokyo International Film Festival as our submissions numbers and Opening Night attendance beats them by a wide margin.

The Mt. Fuji – Atami International Film & VR Festival Executive Committee would like to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all our guests, movie stars, event staff, wonderful volunteers, our supporters, financial backers, Apple Inc. and our supporting film festivals! And last but not least, we need to thank the wonderful people of the city of Atami, the Atami Geisha Guild, Atami Chamber of Commerce, Atami Tourism Association, Atami hotels, Mayor Saito of Atami and his great staff at the Atami City Hall, and all our fantastic and talented filmmakers!

We can’t thank you all enough! 

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019! Once again, thank you all so very much for your time, efforts, support and most kind consideration!

Sincerely,

Mike Rogers
Founder/International Director
Mt. Fuji – Atami International Film & VR Festival Executive Committee

Thank you to all our corporate/festival/financial supporters:

Financial Backers:
Japan Government Ministry of Culture,
The Atami City Government,
Shizuoka Bank,
Aeon Entertainment Co., Ltd.,
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Trading Co., Ltd.,
SKY Perfect Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
Focus Inc.
Sister and Supporting  Film Festivals:
ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Shanghai International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
The Mt. Fuji – Atami International Film & VR Festival Executive Committee:  
Focus Inc.,
Atami City Government,
Aeon Entertainment Co., Ltd.,
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Trading Co., Ltd.,
SKY Perfect Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Franchise Advantage Inc.

 

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE:

* 6/28/18 (Thurs.)

At Kyuseikaikan (Salvation Center Large Hall):

17: 00: Visitor Reception / Venue Admission Red Carpet Event

18: 30: Opening Ceremony

19:30: Opening film screening, “Imagination Game”

 

At New Fujiya Hotel Atami

21:30: Opening party

 

* 6/29/18 (Fri.)

Competition works screening and review at all venues from 9:30 am

At Kyuseikaikan (Salvation Center Large Hall):

10:30: “Confession of Murder” screening

13:30: Park Si-hoo Special Talk Show

15:30: Hiroshi Takigawa (Croquette) Talk & Reading + movie “Yuzuriha” screening

 

At Geisha Dance Hall

10: 00: Competition Feature screening, “Three and Half”

13: 00: Competition Documentary screening, “48 Years – Silent Dictator”

15:30: Screening of, “Scenery of Atami no Yamabori”

19: 00: Silent Movie with Benshi (Live Narrator), “Lord’s Essential,” and “Kurama Tengu” (Part 2)

 

At Hotel Sanmi Club

10: 00: Competition Feature screening, “The Receptionist”

13: 00: Competition Feature screening, “Bad Poetry Tokyo”

16: 00: Competition Feature screening, “Sweet Girls”

19:00: “Do Not Leave Until Dawn” Screening

 

At Korakuen Hotel

10:00: “Hotel Hermitage” screening

13: 00: Competition Feature screening, “Bernard & Huey”

15: 30: Competition Feature screening, “Kidnap Capital”

18: 00: Competition Feature screening, “Witness”

 

At Kiunkaku 2F

10: 30: Competition Feature screening, “Peaches”

 

At Kiunkaku Music Hall

10:00 ~ Virtual Reality Showcase

 

At New Fujiya Hotel Atami

19:30: Makoto Kuriya Music from Films Concert

 

* 6/30/18 (Sat.)

Competition works screening and review at all venues from 9:30 am

At New Fujita Hotel Atami

11: 00: “Cinema Meets Musicals (part 1)”

14: 00 “Cinema Meets Musicals (part 2)”

 

At Geisha Dance Hall

13: 00: Silent Movie with Benshi (Live Narrator), “Phantom of the Opera”

17: 30: Jin Ho Hur Master Session: “How to Make Love Films”

19:00: Atami Festival Film Festival Presents, “Atami and Monsters Talk Show”

 

At Hotel Sanmi Club

11: 00: Family Theater presents: “I want to bring your voice back” film screening

16:00: Family Theater presents: “THE NEXT GENERATION Patlabor” film screening

18: 30: FOX movie presents: “Hiruko / Youkai Hunter” film screening

 

At Kiunkaku Music Hall

10:00 ~ Virtual Reality Showcase

 

At CAFE RoCA

16: 00: Dj + Live Event, “Welcome to Cinematic Atami”

 

· 7/1/18 (Sun.)

Competition works screening and review at all venues from 9:30 am

At Hotel Sanmi Club

13: 00: FOX movie presents, “Spartan X” film screening

16:00: Family Theater x The Cinema Present, “Perfect Revolution” film screening

 

At Korakuen Hotel

10:00: “Holy One” film screening

12:00: “Do Not Stop the Camera!” film screening

14: 00: Film Experts Talk Event, “The Current State of Independent Movies in Japan”

15: 30: The Film Festival Summit

19: 30: Award Ceremony Closing Party

 

At Kiunkaku Music Hall

10:00 ~ Virtual Reality Showcase