Nippon Visions Jury Award
For the tenth time, the NIPPON VISIONS JURY AWARD will be given to the director of one of the 10 competing films out of the NIPPON VISIONS section. The winner will receive free subtitling for their next film, sponsored by Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA) in Tokyo.
AHUM by Yu KAJINO
BLUE HOUR by Yuko HAKOTA
THE CALL OF ZON by Takuji SUZUKI
THE CHAPLAIN by Dai SAKO
JESUS by Hiroshi OKUYAMA
LIFE FINDS A WAY by Hirobumi WATANABE
MELANCHOLIC by Seiji TANAKA
SEA by Kensei TAKAHASHI
SHE IS ALONE Natsuki NAKAGAWA
TOURISM by Daisuke MIYAZAKI
Eric Nyari (producer)
Eric Nyari, born in 1981, was 21 when he moved to Japan. He produced his first film, the comedy CAST ME IF YOU CAN, directed by Atsushi OGATA, in 2009. Since then, he has produced over 20 movies, including the 2017 documentary RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA by Stephen NOMURA Schible, CUT (2011) by Amir NADERI, and THE SHELL COLLECTOR (2016) by Yoshifumi TSUBOTA.
Tetsuya SHIBUTANI (Film Scholar)
Tetsuya SHIBUTANI was born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1965. He is a professor for Film Studies at Tokyo International University, where he researches both German and Japanese cinema. His published works include "Germany, Year Zero" and a co-authorship of a book about the director Koji WAKAMATSU. He also translates subtitles for German films.
Katja Wiederspahn (Program Coordinator Viennale)
Katja Wiederspahn studied philosophy, sociology, and film studies in Frankfurt am Main and Berkeley. Since 2002, she has been heading the program department for the Viennale. She has also taught since 2005, including at the University of Vienna. Her curated film series include "Revolutions in 16mm: A different story of the ciné film format" (together with Haden Guest, 2014).