Shinsedai Cinema Festival
July 12-15, 2012 @ The Revue Cinema
WIN a pass to see Battle Royale at The Projection Booth
- Win Passes -
Battle Royale @ The Projection Booth
Win Cinema Kabuki Tickets
See Cinema Kabuki @ The Scotiabank Theatre - FREE!
SNEAK PEEK PARTY - March 10th @ Cinecycle
A year after the Great Tohoku Earthquake, Japan continues to struggle and to rebuild, but on Saturday, March 10th, on the eve of the first anniversary of this historic disaster, starting at 7:00PM The Shinsedai Cinema Festival will be celebrating Japan's creativity, culture and laughter with our Sneak Peek Party @ Cinecycle (129 Spadina Ave.).
We will be proudly announcing the opening night film of our 2012 festival, plus we'll be screening the omnibus comedy film Quirky Guys and Gals, from the makers of the cult hit Japanese comedies Survive Style 5+ and Fine, Totally Fine.
After the screening DJ Brandon Hocura will kick off the party portion of the night. There will be prizes as we raffle off an assortment of items with a portion of proceeds going to the Niji-Iro "Rainbow" Cinema Support Project.
The Shinsedai Cinema Festival would like to thank New Cinema Workshop, Gold View Co. Ltd., Third Window Films for making the night's screenings possible.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS MARCH 1ST
We have been thrilled at the response by independent filmmakers in Japan to our call for entries for the 4th edition of The Shinsedai Cinema Festival. We've been kept busy watching our preliminary choices for our 2012 line-up of films coming to The Revue Cinema this July; but there is still time to submit your film for consideration!
The deadline is Thursday, March 1st, 2012, so all submission must be postmarked on or before this date! For submission guidelines for the 2012 Shinsedai Cinema Festival click here.
BATTLE ROYALE @ THE PROJECTION BOOTH - Win Passes!
This March Kinji Fukasaku's violent modern classic Battle Royale will finally be coming to DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and in advance of its release Toronto fans will get to see it on the big screen!
On March 2nd Fangoria's Fright Nights at The Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard Street East) will be presenting Battle Royale at 9:00PM, and we at the Shinsedai Cinema Festival are very happy to be offering you a chance to win a free double pass to this exclusive screening!
Winning passes is easy. All you need to do to enter is to either tweet "Battle Royale" to @Shinsedai_Fest, or write "Battle Royale" on the wall of our Facebook page before Thursday, February 23rd at 11:00PM. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, February 24th. Full details are available at our website www.shinsedai.ca.
To learn more about the Fangoria's Fright Nights at The Projection Booth hosted by Kelly Stewart visit The Projection Booth's website here.
CINEMA KABUKI @ THE SCOTIABANK THEATRE - Win Tickets!
On February 22nd and 23rd The Japan Foundation will be presenting screenings of Cinema Kabuki at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. Cinema Kabuki brings the experience of live Kabuki performances from the stage to the screen by using high-powered HD cameras and the latest surround sound technology.
The Shinsedai Cinema Festival is very happy to be giving away a double pass for each of the four Cinema Kabuki films being presented in February including:
The Zen Substitute (6:00PM, Wednesday, February 22nd)
Murder in a Hell of Oil (8:00PM, Wednesday, February 22nd)
Heron Maiden (6:00PM, Thursday, February 23rd)
Hokaibo (7:00PM, Thursday, February 23rd).
All you need to do to enter to win a pair free passes to one of these great screenings is to either tweet "Cinema Kabuki" to @Shinsedai_Fest, or write "Cinema Kabuki" on the wall of our Facebook page before Thursday, February 9th at 11:00PM. Four winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, February 10th. Good luck!
For more information on The Japan Foundation's presentation of Cinema Kabuki at the Scotiabank Theatre visting their website here. Full details of the contest are available at our website www.shinsedai.ca.
DISTANT WORLDS: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY @ THE SONY CENTRE - Win Tickets!
Since its 1987 debut the Final Fantasy franchise of role-playing video games, anime, manga and feature films has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Now, by popular demand, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy is returning to Toronto!
On Saturday, March 31st at 8:00PM at the Sony Centre of the Performing Arts the 71-member Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, conducted by Grammy Award-winning conductor Arnie Roth will be performing music from Final Fantasy accompanied by scenes from this fantastic universe projected on a massive 22' screen.
The Shinsedai Cinema Festival is excited to be giving away a free double pass to this one night only concert, and entering to win is easy. All you need to do to win is to either tweet "Distant Worlds" to @Shinsedai_Fest, or write "Distant Worlds" on the wall of our Facebook page before Thursday, February 16th at 11:00PM. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, February 17th. Full details of the contest can be found on our website www.shinsedai.ca.
To learn more about the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts presentation of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy on Saturday March 31st vist the Sony Centre website here.
For more information on The Shinsedai Cinema Festival taking place July 12-15, 2012 @ The Revue Cinema visit www.shinsedai.ca.
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