|The Endurance and Future of 8mm Movies|
Personal Focus 2007
The Film Makers Field (FMF), based in Fukuoka City, initiated the non-competitive 8mm three-minute-film festival Personal Focus in 1978, seeking to create an environment where anyone could make and present 8mm movies. Despite the continuing deterioration of the situation for 8mm film since its heyday, over a thousand 8mm movies have been screened as of this year’s twentieth festival.
- Screening List (33 works)
Reel 1 (11 works) Town Sketch Kurooka Yoichi Midnight Dance Sasaki Ken Air Talk Abe Tohko Scrap and Scrap Shimizu Hiroyuki Boronyago Street Maeda Toshiyuki One Step! Tsukarin H Railway Masuda Naoyuki The Editing Room at Night Yoru no Henshushitsu Humie-san Film Alive Manjome Jun Saigon Market ’07 THE MONDE no suke Nuthatch Seeds Kato Itaru Reel 2 (11 works) The Woman with a Camera
(A Descendant of the Vertov Family)
Sakurai Tomoyuki No. Miyata Yasuko Hesitation Ikeda Yasunori Fight! Kung Fu Wolf: The Final Chapter Hotaruika P. D. Views Nogami Suwami Blushing Iwasawa Hiroki 2005, Mars/Paris Kodachrome 40 Ota Yo Sidewalk Suwa Nozomu Harappa Mizuyoshi Yu Sunlight Is a Miracle Mizuyoshi Akira Haruka/Halka Takato Akira Reel 3 (11 works) 8mm Shooter’s Death Sentence Yamazaki Mikio Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo Yasutake Teruaki Berry X 4 Nao Living with a Cat by the Tama River Uchimura Shigeta Five Knowing Glances Shintaku Kengo Dreaming of the Nakaya Apartments Noto Masaru Dancers Shiozawa Teisuke Apr. 21st–22nd, 2007 Kintaro Divine Retribution Kunimitsu Hiroyuki From Here to Where? Katayama Kaoru Suginami Green Kawaguchi Hajime