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Presentation of results of travelers who connect culture with people's borders, "The Lion Coast Film Festival"

Aggregate local to local connections

―― What is the position of the film festival and activities throughout the year, respectively?

It is an activity where the cinema caravan, which is the base where the cinema and cafe CINEMA AMIGO has taken root, is connected to the outside world. Once a year at the Lion Coast Film Festival, the film festival says that the film festival allows visitors to experience the various connections they have cultivated inside and outside the lion in some form, such as films, art works, and workshops. Even movies are not the main events of cultural experience.

The originator of the Lion Coast film festival Genso Nagashima, a musician

As all the members like to travel, "a traveler with a base" has been a concept from the beginning. Even if you just travel and exchange takes place at the place where you went, it will end with a transient thing, but when you go on a trip with a base where you can grow up, you will bring back what you got from the trip It can be reflected, it can be invited to this time without ending it in a single shot, and the density when it interacts with it may be different. That's why the connection gets fatter.

―― What kind of opportunity did the inter-regional exchange with the Basque Country in Spain begin?

A Japanese resident who wanted to transfer Basque culture to Japan while living in the country visited me at Cinema Amigo for an opportunity to show in Japan the video works that he has made with local filmmakers. ,the firstIt was the edge of Therefore, we had a screening event of a movie at Cinema Amigo and an event to invite people from Basque, and this time there was a chance for Shizuno Lightning, a cinema caravan, to go to San Sebastian to interview, from there started.

Then I made a booklet while I was inviting Basque people from around 2010, but when he showed it to the director of the San Sebastian International Film Festival who is living in Basque, "If this "If you come to the cinema caravan at the film festival," he said. So in 2013, we participated in the San Sebastian International Film Festival from Japan with a total of 25 and 6 people, including about 10 members of the cinema caravan core.

At that time, after getting acquainted with more local people, Basque artists and cooks came to the Lion Coast Film Festival every year in some form.


--- What about Indonesia?

Takashi Kuribayashi, a contemporary artist who is also a member of a cinema caravan, moved his base to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yogyakarta's art scene is very popular now, so there are many connections and cheap prices, so it's easy to make large works.

Yogyakarta's “ART JOG in 2015After being called in the cinema caravan for a contemporary art festival called “Art Jog,” local people came to the Shishi Coast Film Festival. Takami's assistants, students, etc., artists' eggs come to Japan for half study, make works and make presentations, and they also help with the construction during the period.


The word “selfish sister city” that we often use is actually an expression that everyone in the root culture of NPO in Kamakura has begun to say, but as for us, rather than Japan × Spain or Japan × Indonesia, Yuzuko I am conscious of local to local such as San Sebastian, Shishi x Yogyakarta. There are several areas in Japan that are connected, such as Shirakawa-go, Yubari, and Nozawa, but regardless of domestic or international relations, the connection should be like a net, so it would be nice if the exchange progressed When.

Uncover the charm hidden deep in the region

――What kind of place do you create on the cinema caravan destination?

There are two ways of cinema caravan, when it is called a machi-sick form and when it is called as an artist group, and it differs from time to time, but basically it is built with the local people and things in that area To take advantage of

When I went to Shirakawa-go, I made the screen itself with Mino Japanese paper, a traditional craft, and made the screen frame with the materials used for Gazuru. Also, as for cooking, while using local ingredients, we offer a menu that local people can not think of, and suggest new food in the area. I also do things.

A screen made of Mino Japanese paper and a cat (C) ZUSHI BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

At the Niigata Art Festival, at the request that the local marginal villages be created as a motif, I performed installation and film screening and performance that expressed it.

--- What about the San Sebastian Film Festival?

The concept is to introduce Japanese culture, but the concept is to introduce the culture of the local area connected by a cinema caravan, and the venue is created in collaboration with local artists. Also, last year I was called as an artist group at an art event called "SONSBEEK" in the Netherlands, but the artists who connected there were also called San Sebastian, and it became an exchange between the three cities.

A space like an enclave, and a presentation of "Honichi Michichu" (c) ZUSHI BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

――The venue of the Lion Coast Film Festival has a very sophisticated atmosphere, and there are many visitors from within the city.

I think that 80% of the customers come to taste the slight non-daily atmosphere that came to the amusement parks overseas. It becomes a commercial atmosphere full of corporate logos We do our best to make the venue, while keeping in touch with only the sponsors who agree with the purpose, so that we do not feel that it will be a curiosity or a curiosity.

I think it would be nice if we could pick up some of the other local cultures and messages that we really want to convey, and take them home with us, even if only a few of the people who came and caught up with those parts.


Make human resources cultivated the strength of the community

--- What is your main message?

Cinema caravans always have a key concept of "playing with the earth". For example, at the Lions Coast Film Festival, there are times when a storm hits directly, and by clearing things like that one by one, things like the fundamental strength of life of the people involved and human power are The most important thing is that going up, that is the strength of the community.

In the future, we will not only introduce the culture, but also work out in other areas what Lion can incorporate, and by expanding activities that will improve the local living environment and make it a movement It would be nice if it could be created as an opportunity to create the charm of the city.

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