Announcing the Hiroshima International Film Festival 2018
Including the predecessor, "Damah Film Festival in Hiroshima", The Hiroshima International Film Festival (HIFF) will mark its 10th anniversary this year.
I express my sincere gratitude for your support.
I would like to welcome filmmakers from all over the world to Hiroshima and I want to make film cultures more deeply rooted in Hiroshima.
We held a festival with many thoughts.
How much do you think it could have realized? I think that the HIFF will develop in the future; it’s still halfway now.
I remember that a Korean film director said, "It will mature as a film festival only after it lasted 30 years."
30 years, even further, the HIFF will keep evolving constantly.
I hope that everyone in Hiroshima and everyone who loves films all over the world need the HIFF.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Jun 29, 2018
President of The Hiroshima International Film Festival