Thu Dec 3 06:31:40 EST 1998
If you didn't know already, here's a more formal introduction to what I've
been mentioning for the last few weeks.....
EIGA ARTS is located in Saga City, Kyushu, Japan, and will show
experimental and documentary film/video. Work that shifts between the
vague boundaries of 'documentary' and 'experimental', directly or
indirectly, is particularly welcome. 16mm films and VHS videos from around
the world will be screened to a predominantly Japanese audience. Because
of this, in most cases, non-Japanese work should not rely HEAVILY on the
use of text, dialogue or narration in order to appreciate it. This
judgement is left to the filmmakers themselves. EIGA ARTS will run for
approximately three hours each month, with time for discussion afterwards.
A brief programme will be provided at each screening with a description of
every film in both English and Japanese. EIGA ARTS is free and non-profit
making. Donations are accepted to cover the monthly running costs and all
money received goes directly into renting and purchasing future
films/videos. All other funding is, presently, my own. The current ticket
price for local cinemas is around Y1600 (approx. $13).
It is hoped that EIGA ARTS will provide a venue for people to watch foreign
and domestic work they would rarely have the opportunity to see, allow
foreign filmmakers to reach a broader audience, and promote documentary and
experimental filmmaking among the local community.
Filmmakers whose work is shown will receive an agreed upon amount of money
prior to the screening. If donations continually exceed the monthly costs,
extra money will be sent to the film makers whose work is shown at that
All questions and submissions should be sent to me at the following addresses:
edq39077 at saga-ed.go.jp
I look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. Sorry for the rather dry introduction. This in no way reflects the
P.P.S THE FIRST SCREENING IS ON SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY. A DESCRIPTION OF
JANUARY'S PROGRAMME WILL POSTED SOON!!!!!!!
P.P.S. To Frameworkers that don't know, 'EIGA' is Japanese for, 'a film',
'a movie', 'cinema'.
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