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Aichi International Women's Film Festival 2015 Outline

Name of the Event: Aichi International Women's Film Festival 2015

Organized by: Aichi Gender Equality Foundation / Aichi International Women's Film Festival 2015 Steering Committee

Aichi International Women's Film Festival Steering Committee

  • Senior Member: Shozo Shimada (Artist)
  • Members:
    Teruyo Nogami (Former Production Manager, Kurosawa Production),
    Toshihito Horibe (President, Aichi Cinema and Theater Association),
    Toru Hattori(Vice-president, Aichi Cinema and Theater Association)
  • Director: Junji Kimata (President-Manager, Cinema Skholé)
  • Event Director: Kumi Sato (Professor of the College of Faculty of Global and Media Studies, Kinjo Gakuin University)
  • Coordinator: Ayako Saito (Professor of the School of Literature, Meiji Gakuin University)

Co-organized by: Okazaki city, Chiryu city and Yatomi city

Dates: Tue. 1st September - Sun. 6th September, 2015


  • Main Theater: Will Aichi (Aichi Prefectural Women's Center)
    1 Kamitatesugino-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 461-0016
  • Theater in Co-organized cites:
    Okazaki city - Libra International Community Center (LICC), 4-71, Kousei-dori nishi, Okazaki -city, Aichi, 444-0059
    Chiryu city - Chiryu Public Theater, Hanashobu Hall, 116 Maseguchi, Kamishigehara-cho, Chiryu-city, Aichi, 472-0026
    Yatomi city - Integrated Social Education Center, Central Public Hall, 802-20 Nokata, Maegasu-cho, Yatomi-city, Aichi, 498-0017

Objective: To support the advancement of women in society and to promote international exchange between women, we show works of female directors and invite world-famous female artists in the film world as well as hold discussions, symposiums, and seminars which will provide opportunities for participants to exchange their opinions.

Event Information

  • Have the 20th edition in 2015 (the 1st edition dates back to 1996)
  • Select mainly films of female directors from all over the world
  • Hold various events for communication between artists and audience
  • Hold seminars or symposiums related to presented films for the sake of the advancement of women in society
  • Provide a voice guide for spectators with a visual disability in cooperation with some NPOs (2003-)
  • Hold a poster and brochure design competition (2012-)
  • Hold symposiums and discussions in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (2014-)
  • Have a short film competition for female artists (2012-)
  • Show several companies' films focused on the advancement of women in their office (2014-)
  • Have a feature film competition for up and coming female artists
  • Established the Golden Owl Award and the Silver Owl Award in a feature film competition, and the Golden Iris Award and the Silver Iris Award in a short film competition (2015-)

Venue: WILL Aichi

1 Kamitatesugino-cho, Higashi-ku,
Nagoya, Aichi, 461-0016, JAPAN