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4th Okinawa International Movie Festival

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Closing film  A Simple Life
Founded  2009
Location  Okinawa Island, Japan
Festival date  March 24 – 31, 2012
4th Okinawa International Movie Festival
Opening film  Ultraman Zoffy: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army
Awards  Golden Shisa Award (A Simple Life)

The 4th Okinawa International Movie Festival was held from March 24 to March 31, 2012 and took place at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City and Sakurazaka Theater in Naha, owned and run by Japanese director Yuji Nakae. Total attendance was 410,000.

Contents

The fourth Okinawa International Movie Festival also included 'Okinawa Contents Land', in which 50 companies from around Asia showcased their products and services. Other events included the Pachinko Movie Awards for gamblers, a fashion show led by model and singer Anna Tsuchiya, live music and comedy from Okinawan artists Rimi Natsukawa and Begin, and the Okinawa Elementary School Movie Festival, which nurtures filmmakers of the future.

26 films were screened in competition, The Golden Shisa Award going to A Simple Life by director Ann Hui from Hong Kong.

Official selection

The official selection of films was broken into two categories, Laugh and Peace, each with 13 entrants. The former focuses on comedy films, while the latter includes dramas and documentaries with elements of comedy. Organizers focused on Asian films for this edition of the festival. Before each screening, every film was introduced by one of comedy agency giant and organizer Yoshimoto Kogyo's comedians. 102 films in total were shown.

Laugh Category

The following films were selected as In Competition for the Laugh Category:

Peace Category

The following films were selected as In Competition for the Peace Category:

Out of Competition

The following films were screened out of competition:

Panoramic Screening

Jury

Competition
  • Qiu Fu-Sheng, Taiwanese producer
  • Hu Mei, Chinese filmmaker
  • Michael Hui, Hong Kong comedian and filmmaker
  • Cho Young-Jeung, Busan International Film Festival programmer
  • Masahide Ota, Former governor of Okinawa
  • Official selection

    In Competition

    The Golden Shisa Award was won by A Simple Life directed by Ann Hui.

    The Laugh Category Uminchu Prize Grand Prix went to Thai musical drama SuckSeed directed by Chayanop Boonprakob.

    The Peace Category Uminchu Prize Grand Prix was won by A Simple Life directed by Ann Hui.

    References

    4th Okinawa International Movie Festival Wikipedia


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