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34th Image Forum Festival

  • Organization : Image Forum
  • Section : Symbolic Projects Setting the Flag of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


This film festival was designed to introduce wide-ranging forms of visual expression, focusing on non-commercial works with limited screening opportunities. The screening program comprised the open competition division “East Asian Experimental Film Competition” introducing the latest trends in the East Asian region in the field of moving image art, and the invitational divisions “Experimental Panorama” and “Filmmakers in Focus.” The festival also included the special feature “On Screen: the Act of Screening” which focused on film screening itself. As well as presenting enterprising independent screening bodies, this section included live cinema, screenings accompanied by performance. In addition to the screening program, the festival offered workshops designed to deepen understanding of the works shown, as well as a symposium looking at the issues surrounding the current state of the moving image.


【Image Forum】
The festival’s predecessor “Underground Film Center” was established with a collective of individual filmmakers in September 1971.In March 1972, the group started screening regular screening events at Tenjosajiki-kan in Shibuya-ku, and was renamed Image Forum in January 1977.In addition to establishing the Image Forum Institute of Moving Image, the group’s activities include film distribution. In 1981 it inaugurated the Experimental Film Festival. The ongoing annual Image Forum Festival was begun in 1987.


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Image Forum (Shibuya, Tokyo), Spiral Hall (Minato-ku, Tokyo)