Announcement of Industry Forum Program, final selection of Pitching Forum Projects and Decision Makers.

We are excited to unveil the Program Schedule for the first edition of Cinema at Sea - Okinawa Pan-Pacific Film Industry Forum.

〔Industry Forum〕

The Industry Forum will kick off on Tuesday, 28 November with the Cinema at Sea Pitching Forum. Furthermore, it will feature Forum Talks, such as “What is a good producer and where do I find them?”, where producers talk with Moderator Eric Nyari about their experiences and share advice with the audience. On 29 November, veteran filmmaker Amir Naderi will give a masterclass on “The Art of Filmmaking”.

Industry Panellists, such as Keiko Funato (Alpha Violet), Teruhisa Yamamoto (Disney Japan), Taiwanese producer Justine O. and Filipino producer Will Manalang will talk about co-production opportunities and share insights into their work and their previous productions.

See full program here.

Date: 28 - 29 November 2023
Venue: Okinawa Times Gallery

〔Cinema at Sea Pitching Forum〕

Cinema at Sea Pitching Forum serves as a platform where emerging filmmakers showcase their projects to local and international decision makers. It gathers talented directors and producers from across the Pan-Pacific region, spanning from South America's Peru to Oceania's New Zealand, Tonga, and Australia. It also includes talents from East Asia, Southeast Asia—Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan—and Japan. Stories born from diverse genres and perspectives carry unique individuality, enriched by the distinctive cultural and societal backgrounds behind each narrative.

List of Selected Projects

Moderating the event is the esteemed international producer, Mr. Eric Nyari. While local and international industry professionals constitute the panel of decision makers. To name a few:

・Sabrina Baracetti, Founder and President of Udine Far East Film Festival, Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche
・Hiroyuki Tanimoto, Manager at Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO)
・Sam Chua, Producer at Potocol
・Paul Haas, Sales and Aquisitions at m-appeal
・Victoria Leshchenko, Programmer at DOK Leipzig
・Alemberg Ang, Producer at Daluyong Studios

List of Decision Makers

For further details on the Okinawa Pan-Pacific Film Industry, please refer to the following link: Okinawa Pan-Pacific Film Industry

Booth Exhibition by Okinawa Film Office

Okinawa Film Office is a film commission run by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau. We provide a variety of support services related to filming, including location hunting, information on applying for permits, and cooperating with screening events.
We also support introduce and promote movies shooting in Okinawa.
If you are interested in filming in Okinawa or Okinawan film works, please visit our booth.

Period:23rd (Thu) 29th (Wed) November, 2023
Venue:Hotel Collective 1F Festival Center
Opening hours:10:00~17:00 *subject to change without notice

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