Documentary Dream Show, which has been held every other year since 2012, is a film festival that confronts the contemporary issues through documentary films featuring unconventional forms of communication. The films seek ways of expressing current reality in unconventional ways that help viewers better understand complicated and complex issues that are of concern to everyone. Approximately 50 works, including those played at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 2013, as well as other cutting-edge works rarely seen. Organized events designed to allow for deeper discussions about documentaries will be held with hopes that they will add new perspectives. Special projects to discover Japanese documentaries and introduce new films are also planned. Titles include: Is the Rebirth of Japanese Film Possible? Rough Cut! Tokyo; Lectures and Discussion on the Overseas Development of Documentaries; Screening and Symposium on Documentaries and Ethics: The Ethics Machine.
Cinematrix aims to disseminate the understanding of the documentary films and foreign artistic films rarely seen in Japan, questioning the role of films and expression; promoting exchanges through screenings and films; contributing to the development of Japanese documentary films. Films shown at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival have only been seen in Tokyo every other year. But since 2002, Cinematrix has hosted a film festival combining screenings of those films along with its original program. (The festival is the “Documentary Dream Show: Yamagata in Tokyo” in 2004.)
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