NARA-wave:Student Film Competition
Student Film Competition
NARA-wave is the student film competition program which welcomes student films, videos, and moving-image arts regardless of the genre or length.
This is the 6th edition for the program,
and the submitted films are not only from students in Japan but also abroad.
With our mission to nurture future generations of filmmakers,
NIFF devote to discover talented student fimmakers and promote them through this program.
The first prize winner will be selected by the jurors and audiences and will be awarded the Golden KOJIKA Award,
and the awarded student will be entitled to propose a film plan for the next NARAtive filmmaking project along with the winners of the International Competition.
Previous selections of NARA-wave have been presented at domestic and international film festivals including Cannes Film Festival,
Tokyo International Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival.
Born 1966, in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Since made his debut as actor in Shonben Rider (1983), he has starred almost 100 films such as Mystery Train (1989) directed by Jim Jarmusch. He has won Japanese Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Newcomer in 1992 for My Son (1991). Nagase has played in Sweet Bean (2015), Paterson (2016), and Radiance (2017), all nominated for Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, he received the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts. His latest work is Vision (2018), directed by Naomi Kawase.
Born in Takarazuka, Japan. After obtained a journalism degree from university in the US, he lived in France for three years. Later, he experienced directing a short film in LA and worked in two Hollywood productions. In 2000, he joined the Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) and was one of the founding members of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF&ASIA), for which he has been serving as the festival director. He has participated as a jury member in many short film festivals, including Asiana International Short Film Festival, Tehran International Short Film Festival, and Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival.
DIRECTOR : Kaveh Mazaheri(Iranian Youth Cinema Society)
Iran / 2018 / 20min / Color / ENG/JPN Sub.
OH BROTHER OCTOPUS
DIRECTOR : Florian Kunert(The Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
Germany / 2017 / 27min / Color / ENG/JPN Sub.
DOWN THE ROAD
DIRECTOR : Yu Chun Su(National Taiwan University of Arts)
Taiwan / 2018 / 22min / Color / ENG/JPN Sub.
DIRECTOR : Inês de Lima Torres(Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema)
Portugal / 2018 / 30min / Color / ENG/JPN Sub.
DIRECTOR : Riho Kudo(Kyoto University of Arts and Design)
Japan / 2018 / 89min / Color / ENG Sub.
DIRECTOR : Saki Michimoto(Visual Arts College Osaka)
Japan / 2017 / 28min / Color / ENG Sub.
DIRECTOR : Ayane Nakasu(TOHO GAKUEN)
Japan / 2017 / 39min / Color / ENG Sub.
DIRECTOR : Akira Yamamoto(Tokyo University of The Arts Graduate School)
Japan / 2017 / 30min / Color / ENG Sub.
MY OWN STEP
DIRECTOR : Hiroki Yokota(Rikkyo University)
Japan / 2017 / 65min / Color / ENG Sub.