The 2020 edition of Nippon Connection Film Festival, which also would be the 20th edition of the festival dedicated to Japanese films, will have a virtual edition. The decision was made by the team of the Nippon Connection association due to the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event will take place from the 9th of June to the 14th.
The team is now working on the new concept, titled Nippon Connection Online, where they present a diverse selection of current Japanese short and feature-length films, accompanied by interactive offerings such as live streams and panel discussions with filmmakers.
Marion Klomfass, festival director: “To cancel the festival was not an option for us. Thus, after intense exchanges with our sponsors and cooperation partners, we have decided to hold Nippon Connection’s 20th anniversary in an online edition from June 9 – 14, 2020. We hope to make the best of a difficult situation and are looking forward to new challenges.”
Further details about Nippon Connection Online will be announced in the coming weeks.
Source: Nippon Connection