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#3 Kita-ku
Seeking Members!

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We are seeking people with backgrounds overseas to create “films of the city” in various locations around Tokyo.

In this workshop, we tour various areas of Tokyo creating “films of the city” with people who have overseas backgrounds. Following workshops #1 Ikebukuro and #2 Katsushika, this third workshop takes place in Kita-ku. People both familiar and unfamiliar with Kita-ku are welcome to join. Why not walk around the city with people from various backgrounds and make a “Kita-ku movie” unique to that one day and one group of filmmakers?


About the workshop

Members, through a three-day workshop (the first will be held online), will reflect on their own backgrounds in various ways, using photography and audio, while walking through the city. Forming groups with other people from various backgrounds, we will collectively discuss and cooperate with each other to create a short film. On the final day, a screening to which members of the public are invited will be held to showcase the works produced by each participant.

*In response to the COVID-19 situation: activities will be conducted in small groups, and fieldwork, shoots, etc. will be conducted avoiding close contact. Depending on the situation, we may decide to switch how the workshops are held between face-to-face and online.
*Program contents are subject to change.


19:00-21:00, Friday, May 19 2023 (Held online)
10:00-17:00 (with lunch break), Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 2023 (Held onsite)

Maximum number of members

Around 10 members
*We plan to have an online screening prior to the workshop.
*We will prioritize those who can join for all dates.


People with overseas backgrounds in some way.

*The definition of “overseas backgrounds in some way” is up to you.
*You do not need any experience in film/video production at all to participate.
*The workshops will be conducted in Japanese (easy Japanese will be used); those who are not good at using Japanese are also welcome.

We are looking for people who:

are interested in working with people with different backgrounds / want to think about their backgrounds / want to know more about Tokyo / want to shoot a video / want to do fieldworks / want to do an interview

Participation fees

*Lunch and transportation fees will NOT be provided.



Hoku Topia (Conference room 1601, 16F) 1-11-1 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-8503

Exit 5, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line (Hoku Topia is directly connected to the station)
2 minute walk from North Exit, Oji Station (Keihin–Tohoku Line)
5 minute walk from Ojiekimae Station (Toden Arakawa Line)

How to apply

Please fill out the form in the following link

Application deadline
Sunday, May 14 2023

*The application deadline has been extended!
*The application process may be closed before this date, depending on the number of applications received.
*Your personal information will be strictly managed, and used only for the purpose of pursuing this project and for contacting you.


KINO Meeting Staff


(Meeting place: Hoku Topia)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), General Incorporated Association Pantanal