“Underground” was one of the words used to represent the counterculture of the 1960s. This was an “underground” that opposed traditional norms, broke from the dominant system, and did not join in the general flow of commerce. It includes a wide variety of meanings. Has the word “underground” now become a thing of the past? Contemporary society may look free at first glance, but everything seems to be socially and economically restricted to a high degree. In the present era in which new constraints on freedom and old restrictions pop in and out of view, “underground,” both as a word and as an attitude, seems to have begun regaining its relevance.

What is “underground” in the present day? At the Image Forum Festival 2022 we attempt to show the contemporary significance of the word “underground” through events such as talks on the state of moving image works and screening culture.



Contact:Image Forum Festival 2022 TEL.03-5766-0116




【TOKYO】Theatre Image Forum

2-10-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo [MAP]
TEL: +81-3-5766-0114
– 8minute walk from the JR, Tokyo Metro and Tokyu Shibuya Station. Turning right at a signal, a block away towards Omotesando from the top of the Miyamamasu-zaka Slope.
– 10minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station. Heading Aoyama-dori Street towards Shibuya, turning left at the third signal.

【TOKYO】Spiral Hall

3rd floor Spiral 5-6-23 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo [MAP]
– In front of Exit B1 of Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda Lines)


2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Direct access from and right above Shibuya Station) [MAP]



◎Spiral Hall

General ¥1,500 / Student ¥800 / Member ¥1,200
*Only the LIVE program “The Seashell and the Clergyman x Shuta HASUNUMA & U-zhaan” on 17th September is a flat fee of ¥2,800.
You can enter 15 minutes before the screening starts in the order of the ticket numbers.
Same-day tickets will be sold from 5:00pm on 17th September, from 10:30am on 18th September and 19th September.
You can also purchase tickets with a specified date and time (a flat fee of ¥1,500) in advance from 1st September via Ticket PIA (https://w.pia.jp/t/imageforumfestival/).

◎Theatre Image Forum

General ¥1,500 / Student ¥800 / Member ¥1,200
All seats specified. Seat reservation tickets will be sold from 3 days prior to each screening at ticket counter in Theatre Image Forum or online ( https://www.imageforum-reserve.jp/imfr/schedule/index.php#schdule ). Same-day tickets will be sold from 10:30am at ticket counter.


Same-day over-the-counter ticket ¥2,000 / Online ticket ¥1,800
Admission tickets for SHIBUYA SKY are specified date and time tickets―in other words, the day and time of admission are fixed. So please decide the date and time of your visit before purchasing tickets.
You can see the Rooftop “LIVE” Theater program only by an admission ticket for SHIBUYA SKY which corresponds with the day and time of the screening.
There are online tickets, which can be purchased from the website in advance and specify day and time of admission, and same-day over-the-counter tickets, which can be purchased at the ticket counter and specify the time of admission.
Ticket Purchase Information: https://www.shibuya-scramble-square.com/sky/rooftop_live_theater/




【KYOTO】Kyoto Minami Kaikan

110 Nishikujyokawarajocho, Kyoto Minami-ku, Kyoto [MAP]



General ¥1,200 / Student ¥800 / Member ¥1,000
All seats specified. Seat reservation tickets will be sold from 10:00am on 10th September at ticket counter in Kyoto Minami Kaikan or online.




【NAGOYA】Aichi Arts Center (art space A, EF)

1-13-2, Higashi Sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya [MAP]
TEL: +81-52-971-5511
– 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
– 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.




General ¥1,200 / Student ¥800 / Member ¥1,000
All seats are unreserved. Tickets are only available at the door.
Doors open 20minutes before the screening starts.


Measures we are taking to stop the spread of COVID-19 at Image Forum Festival 2021 venues

・Alcohol disinfectant will be available at entrances and exits.
・Places many people touch such as elevators and doorknobs will be disinfected/cleaned.
・There will be appropriate ventilation inside all venues.

We ask the following of all attendees who come to our venues

・If you are not feeling well, have a fever (over 37.5℃), or have any cold symptoms (such as a cough or sore throat), please refrain from coming to our venues.
・Please wear a mask and disinfect your hands when you come to our venues.
・Please be advised that when you enter our venues we will take a non-contact measurement of your body temperature.

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