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Dir.Koji Fukada

Relaying comments of various guests from the 24th TIFF. (Part3)
24th TIFF Winds of Asia Middle-East Jury
Film Director
Koji Fukada
Q: How do you feel about participating in TIFF? I understand that you have participated in this years TIFF as a juror.
Koji Fukada: It was the first time for me to participate in TIFF as a juror. I am still young and just turned 30. I felt truly humbled and wondered whether I deserved to be a juror.
Q: Was it difficult to judge the film?
Koji Fukada: It was more fun than difficult.
Q: I understand that the Asian section had numerous film entries?
Koji Fukada: 19 films within in 6 days is a demanding number of films to watch, even compared to the other sections of TIFF. I watched with the pace of 4 films per day and found the Trespassers which won the prize to be extremely interesting. I hoped that this film will be released in Japan by taking the advantage of this opportunity. That is because Asian films, including the Filipino films, rarely get a chance to be shown in Japan.
Q: We made the TIFF slogan for this year as “Believe the Power of Film”. Do you have any specific episode for feeling the power of the film?
Koji Fukada: Rather than a power itself, I think it is an act of referring to the distinct values through the experience of watching film. The thought is different compared to how I appreciated the film as a film geek when I was young, but it is how big of an influence the film had on oneself. I think that the global values have turned in to an absolute shambles since the year 2000 and to be in touch with the distinct cultural values is an issue of global importance.
Dir.Koji Fukada

©2011 TIFF
Winds of Asia Middle-East Jury
Film Director:
Koji Fukada

Relaying comments:
Part12 “U.F.O.” Director:Kong Quee-hyun, Actor:Park Sang-hyuk, Actor:Kim Chang-hwan
Part11 “A Song I Remember” Director:Kyoshi Sugita
Part10 “J.A.C.E.” Director:Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Actor:Alban Ukaj, Actor:Kevis Pachos
Part9 “Mourning” Director:Morteza Farshbaf, Producer/Screenplay/Production Designer (art direction):Shadmehr Rastin
Part8 “The Woodsman and the Rain”Director: Shuichi Okita
Part7 “When Pigs Have Wings”Director: Sylvain Estibal
Part6 24th TIFF International Competition Jury: Masahiro Kobayashi
Part5 “Exhalation” Director: Edmund Yeo
Part4 Actress, Producer: Sugino Kiki
Part3 Winds of Asia Middle-East Jury: Koji Fukada
Part2 “The Mirror Never Lies” Director:Kamila Andini
Part1 “ABOUT THE PINK SKY” Director:Keiichi Kobayashi

KEIRIN.JPThe 24th Tokyo International Film Festival will be held with funds provided by Japan Keirin Association.TIFF History
23rd Tokyo International Film Festival(2010)