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Asian International Children's Film Festival

日本語

Staff blog in 2017

About

Outline

The Asian International Children's Film Festival is a 3 minutes short film competition for children.

The environment that surrounds children in recent years has various problems such as youth crime, bullies, the delinquency and NEET. This film festival was founded on the desire to give a dream and hope even a little bit to children living in such an age.

In terms of making a film, children should handle all the things from writing a scenario to editing without any help from "grown-ups" as much as possible, so that we expect that children will learn teamwork and the sense of responsibility and also they will get mental development. Moreover, the satisfaction of completing a film work gives children a massive confidence. We would like children to start with asking themselves deeply what they really want to express over and over before they shoot a film. If they do that, a camera must mirror their true mind.

This film festival is an attempt of "Let's put an endoscope into children's mind".

Greeting

杉良太郎

First of all, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you all for your support on the holding of the 9th Asian International Children's Film Festival.

The concept of this film festival is "Let's put an endoscope into children's mind."

Children make a film for 3 minutes with a camcorder without any interference by grown-ups.

We value on children's sensibilities how to express themselves in accordance with the theme. I realize that their film works clearly reflect their state of mind every year.

In this film festival, 15 countries and regions has participated including 9 blocks and Juvenile Training Schools in Japan. In cooperation with Japan-ASEAN Relations, children participating from foreign countries and regions in Asia learn Japanese culture by interacting with children in Japan, so that I believe they can experience Japan.

It would be grateful for me if children would acquire wider view by this cultural exchange through 3 minutes films.

Asian International Children's Film Festival Honorary president Ryotaro Sugi

Theme Song

Message

Words and Music / Ryotaro Sugi Arrangement / Kazuya Komatsu Singer / w-inds

いつの間にか 見えない糸で 縛られている ただ身動きの
とれない心 何の違和感もなく 固く閉ざされた心は 片隅に追いやられた
Message 君のため Message 愛してる
Message 君のため Message 愛してる
※今 真実を映し出せ 生きている証し(あかし)を映し出せ
愛を語ろう 恐れないで 真実を映し出そう それがどれだけ大切なものか きっと気づくだろう
Message Message Message Message
冷えた心 明日が見えない そんな毎日 さよならをして
さあ手を伸ばして もう一人じゃないんだ それでいい それでいいんだ 世界の君と踊ろう
Message 君のため Message 愛してる
Message 君のため Message 愛してる
※くりかえし(Repeat)

Desire to Theme Song

In recent years, "bullying" and "suicide" does not disappear among young people.
I suppose that grown-ups should be responsible for that.
And those problems won't be solved unless we take them as the social issue.
One of the features of this film festival is the international exchange between children from abroad and in Japan.
Through their film works, we can see cultures and customs in the foreign countries where they live in.
I hope that this international exchange brings us something to change ourselves.
Furthermore, I believe that the theme song of the festival can unite us.
When I decided to make the theme song of the film festival, "Message," I was thinking literally about sending a message to all children in the world.
The message I put in the lyrics is "You are not alone any more, even if we are from different countries." or "Take your courage and live your life."
And I asked one of my favorite artists, "w-inds.," who is cool and pure, to sing the theme song.
The song has been spread in 16 countries, including Japan, and sending strong message, so now I am sure that the future is full of hope.

Ryotaro Sugi

w-inds.

I believe that the theme song, "Message," is an encouraging song.
By singing the song, we want to tell you the strong message from a songwriter, Ryotaro Sugi,
how he thinks about children in the future and in the film festival.

w-inds. Keita Tachibana

I hope that the song reaches to the whole world through everyone we've met in the film festival.
And at the same time, I hope that more people receive the message from Ryotaro Sugi.

w-inds. Ryohei Chiba

We often face to some kinds of difficulties during our lives.
Those difficulties sometimes discourage us, and it takes a lot of courage to get through it.
Atsuch times you don't have to deal with your suffering all alone, but you can share the suffering and the sadness with others and support each other.
And also you can share the joy with someone as well.
We call such relationships "Love".If you are here with me, I would like to sing the song with you all.
If not, I will put my heart into the song and encourage you even just a little.

w-inds. Ryuichi Ogata