Publications & Database
Providing information on Japanese films for the overseas
With an aim to provide information on Japanese films for the overseas, UNIJAPAN carries out the following three projects.
1. The management of Japanese film websites (UNIJAPAN official website and JFDB (Japanese Film Database)
At the official site of our Association, together with information on UNIJAPAN's activities we collect and provide the information on Japanese film industry. Within JFDB (Japanese film Database) we gather the information on Japanese films which have been released within Japan and present it bilingually in Japanese and English.
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2. The publishing of 'Japanese Film' , a yearbook of Japanese films for the overseas
With support of Japan's Ministry of Culture (Bunka-cho) , UNIJAPAN edits, publishs and distributes a bilingual Japanese - English yearbook 'Japanese Film'. 'Japanese Film' provides information on Japanese films that have been released officially in Japanese theaters during the previous year, statistical data on Japanese film industry and contact details of Japanese film related companies and organizations. As of April 2008 the same information is provided within renewed JFDB (Japanese Film Database). 'Japanese Film' is destributed as a reference material at overseas film markets such those in Cannes and Berlin and sent out to Japanese embassies and government bodies worldwide.
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3. The publishing of 'New CInema from Japan', a twice-a-year catalogue on new Japanese cinema for the overseas
'New Cinema from Japan' is edited, published and distributed in cooperation with Japan Foundation since year 2003. It is published twice a year, in May and October, and serves as media to introduce new Japanese films including those not yet officially presented in public theatres around Japan. 'New Cinema from Japan' is distributed at overseas markets such as those in Cannes and Berlin and sent out as a reference material to Japanese embassies and governmental bodies.
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4. The publishing of 'The Guide to Japanese Film Industry and Co-Production'
In cooperation with Kinema Junpo Film Institute and as a part of Research Project of Support Program for International Co-production 'J-Pitch', UNIJAPAN has published the first English edition of 'The Guide to Japanese Film Industry and Co-Production'. The guide gives the general information about the state of Japanese film industry and provides useful guidelines considered necessary for the overseas filmmakers interested in co-productions with Japan. It is distributed at major international film festivals and film markets and sent out as a reference material to overseas film supporting government agencies and public bodies.