Competition A for International Short Film Competition
On Saturday, Nobember 23rd, “competitonA” was held at the first venue of NTT Cred Hall, starting from 13:00 and screening three works: “Homesick” (direction by Koya Kamura), “Cocoon” (direction by Bai Rui Xuan), and “A Million Eyes” (direction by Richard Raymond).
The talk show was held right after the screening welcoming directors of each film and a leading actress of “Cocoon”, Ms. Zi Han. The interviewer was Ms. Yukiko Suzuki, a film commentator and the interpreter was Ms. Pauline Baldwin. Guests talked about their arts as below.
Mr. Raymond: “Thoughts like “living as a professional artist is tough” prevent children to dream freely, but parents need to know art is open to everyone. We had limited time to make film, with juvenile actors who have never played in front of camera. But I hope this film would encourage children trying to create art, and you, those who come to this theater today, would help them.”
Ms. Zi: “As time for shooting and collecting budget was short. All of staff made their best efforts emotionally and physically”