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The 8th Tanabe-Benkei Film Festival

   The Tanabe-Benkei Film Festival is a full-scale film festival targeting works of new directors. During the festival, to which movie experts will be welcomed as a special jury as well as successful examinees for film certification as a jury with film certification, a competition of new directors’ films will be held in the presence of citizens, who will be selected from the public. The film festival serves as a stepping stone for independent movies with winners in the Competition Section playing an active role, such as Director Shuichi Okita (winner of the 2nd Citizen Judge Prize), Director Natsuki Seta (the 3rd Tokyo International Film Festival Chairman’s Special Encouragement Prize), Director Yukihiro Kato (the 4th Special Jury Prize and Certified Jury Prize), and Director Rikiya Imaizumi (the 4th Citizen Judge Prize), having made their commercial film debuts. Please visit the festival! 
Date: November 7 (Fri) - 9(Sun)
Venue: Kinan Cultural Hall (1 Shin-Yashiki-machi, Tanabe City)
Poster for the 8th Tanabe-Benkei Film Festival
 Poster for the 8th Tanabe-Benkei Film Festival
Contact : The Tanabe-Benkei Film Festival Executive Committee (within the Tourism Promotion Division, Tanabe City Hall)
Phone or E-mail +81-739-26-9929
Website http: //www.tbff.jp/