The non-profit association Nippon Connection e.V. has been organizing the world's largest Japanese film festival since 2000 - and that in the beautiful city of Frankfurt am Main! With a lot of enthusiasm and hard work, the makers of the festival manage year after year to present top-class premieres, to bring filmmakers to Frankfurt and to offer the enthusiastic audience an exciting insight into Japanese film art. And that has now been appreciated: Nippon Connection e.V. was awarded this year's JaDe prize. The JaDe Foundation awarded the prize, which is endowed with 4,000 euros, on Saturday, 15 February 2020 at the Japanese Cultural Institute in Cologne. Festival director Marion Klomfaß accepted the award on behalf of the 70-member team. </With this award, the Foundation for the Promotion of Japanese-German Academic and Cultural Relations honors in particular the honorary commitment with which the association organizes the world's largest annual festival for Japanese film in Frankfurt am Main. The 20th Nippon Connection Film Festival will take place this year from 9 to 14 June 2020. </Crowdfunding to finance the anniversary edition will continue until 1 March 2020.</p>
Via the website Startnext.de/NipponConnection20 supporters can send a freely chosen amount of money to the festival and choose from a variety of thank-you gifts.
With more than 100 short and feature films and about 50 cultural events, the Nippon Connection Film Festival offers an extensive programme on film, art and culture of Japan. Numerous filmmakers and artists from Japan present their work here in person. In 2020 the venues are the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Theater Willy Praml in the Naxoshalle as well as the DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum, the Mal Seh'n Kino, the International Theater, the Harmonie Kino and the Naxos Atelier.
You can find further information about the festival at: www.NipponConnection.com