F East Asian Experimental Competition6

【TOKYO】Theatre Image Forum:9/19(MON) 16:00、9/21(WED) 13:30
【KYOTO】Kyoto Minami Kaikan:10/9(SUN) 18:30
【NAGOYA】Aichi Arts Center:11/26(SAT) 15:45

4 works, 94 min.



BOWDA Katsushi / digital / 14min. / 2021

A work of three-dimensional animation set in a space like a garbage dump left behind by an extinct humanity. An entity that sometimes takes human form and sometimes the form of something else proceeds through several areas, such as a giant library and a space with the wreckage of rockets lined up in a row, molting as it does so. What will be its final form? A passion project by BOWDA Katsushi, known as the director of NHK’s Robot Paruta.

BOWDA Katsushi
Born in 1964. BOWDA Katsushi started working on independent animation films as a student. In 2002, he established BOWDA’S LTD. The independent film, Pulsar has drawn public attentions at film festivals and on TV. Later on, he made Kaidouriki REAL which has won the excellent film award at Japan Media Arts Festival and premiered internationally. He has been recognized as a creator of Robot Apartments, the short animation series on NHK TV program. Currently, he works on ads, music videos, planning and directing puppet animations, and more.

Hong Kong

End Time and The Trajectories of Ancestors

Edwin LO Yun Ting / digital / 34min. / 2022

An unusual documentary that tells the history of the State of Montana and America’s indigenous people using screens from a video game set in that state in which you fight a cult. While conscious of the debate over violence and cultural appropriation in videogames, it also references various problems in the process of America becoming a country, such as violence, racial issues, and colonialism.

Edwin LO Yun Ting
Edwin LO Yun Ting is an artist and researcher working across video, image, installation, sound, and video game. Since 2008, LO’s works are widely presented in various local and overseas exhibitions, festivals and residencies such as Palais de Tokyo (2014), Tokyo Arts and Space (2017) and Loop Barcelona (2019), FCDEP (2020, 2021) and Pesaro Film Festival (2020).


Bird in the Peninsula

WADA Atsushi / digital / 16min. / 2022

The latest film by WADA Atsushi, whose works deal with themes of “spaces in between” and “pleasurable motion.” It was selected for the Berlinale Shorts program at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. Boys are practicing dancing in time with flutes and drums. The teacher in charge blows a whistle and corrects the children’s movements. Then a girl with a backpack runs in intent on joining them…

WADA Atsushi
Born in 1980. Graduated from Osaka Kyoiku University, Image Forum Institute of Moving Image and Tokyo University of the Arts. Began to create the short animation works in self-study from 2002. Like to make comfortable movements and is always thinking about the Japanese traditional concept called “Ma”, the tension produced between movements. In a Pig’s Eye (2010) has been nominated at Zagreb, Annecy, Hiroshima, and Ottawa, and won the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, and Grand Prix at London International Animation Film Festival. The Mechanism of Spring (2010) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and The Great Rabbit (2012) won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.


Flos Pavonis

MOMOSE Aya / digital / 30min. / 2021

“Flos Pavonis” is a herb that was used as an abortifacient by enslaved black women with unwanted pregnancies under colonial rule. In 2021, Poland had just made abortion illegal, and in Japan people’s activities continued to be limited by the COVID-19 pandemic. A story of their own bodies being oppressed is told through the email correspondence of two women in these countries.

Born in Tokyo in 1988. Her major works are An Interview with Mr. Kinoshita: Detaching the Voice (2013) and Jokanaan (2019). Recently, Exchange Diary (2018), a collaborative work with IM Heung-soon, has been invited to be one of the official selection at 20th Jeonju International Film Festival.

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