Film still from The Kirishima Thing

Dec. 14-16— LA EigaFest 2012 – Japanese Film Festival – will be held from December 14th to 16th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Eiga means ‘film’ in Japanese, and we will be screening a wide variety of Japanese films, carefully selected to entertain the US audience. Don’t miss the only chance to watch our great film line-up and welcome celebrity guests and talent from Japan.

Film still from Helter Skelter

Each film is $8〜$11 and can either be purchased online
( or at the venue.

*Tickets for Rurouni Kenshin have already sold out.

[Film Line-up]
(Programming Schedule: )

We will open the festival with a Red Carpet Event where the celebrities from Japan will walk, the screening of the North American premiere of the live action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin, and an After Party.

During the course of the 3 day festivities, we will be showing the biggest and best films to come out of Japan this year.

“Rurouni Kenshin” Director: Keishi Otomo
(Q&A with Director Keishi Otomo and Cast Munetaka Aoki)
“Helter Skelter” Director: Keishi Otomo)
(Q&A with Director Mika Ninagawa and Cast Kaori Momoi)
“Rakugo Eiga” (Live Rakugo Performance in English by Rakugo Performer Sanshiro Katsura. Q&A with Director Issey Matsui)
“Roadside Fugitive” Director: Yu Irie
(Q&A with Cast Akihiro Kitamura)
“Thermae Romae” Director: Hideki Takeuchi
“Wolf Children” Director: Mamoru Hosoda
“The Floating Castle: Directors: Isshin Inudo, Shinji Higuchi
“Kirishima Thing” Director: Daihachi Yoshida

And More!

In collaboration with Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, 4 selected shorts will be paired with feature films.

Check out our Free Events!

“Top Chefs: The Wide World of Japanese Food Anime.” (FREE Admission!)
We will be showing episodes of classic TV Food Animations accompanied by an authentic Ramen Booth (For Sale). Incorporating the deep Japanese food culture into Anime is something worth watching!

Shorts Competition (FREE Admission!)
6 selected Shorts from our submissions will be shown and the judges will decide on the winner of the Golden Zipangu Award.
Acturess Kaori Momoi and other judges will appear to announce and present the award.

[LA EigaFest 2012 Business Panel]
-What works? Bringing Japanese IP to Hollywood-

We will invite 4 experts in this rare field of bringing Japanese IP (Intellectual Property) to Hollywood and will discuss about the present situation, the challenges, and most importantly, the opportunities. Topics will include remakes, co-production, and localization (voice overs and sub-titles).

Date: Sat. Dec. 15th 1:30pm – 4pm (with Networking Event)
Sandy Climan (CEO, All Nippon Entertainment Works)
Roy Lee (Producer, Vertigo Entertainment)
Kelly Crabb (Lawyer, Sheppard Mullin)
Donald Hewitt (Screen Writer)

[Door] $25 (Adults), $15 (Students with ID) / [Online] $20 (Adults), $10 (Students with ID)

【What is LA EigaFest?】
LA EigaFest is a Japanese film festival based in Los Angeles and hosted by the Japan Film Society. Its three main objectives are to 1) Showcase Japanese and Japanese influenced films that appeal to the broad American audiences, 2) Introduce and promote new and upcoming filmmakers and talent to the Hollywood community, and 3) Enhance the communication and relationship between the US and Japanese film industries and thus create business opportunities.

“Eiga” which means “Film” in Japanese, was chosen to be included in the name of the film festival in hope that this would become an iconic Japanese-English term and a symbol of the world of Japanese cinema.

◆LA EigaFest 2012

◆Japan Film Society

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