[Tokyo Midtown Hibiya] 10 days where you can “watch” movies in 6 zones! “HIBIYA CINEMA FESTIVAL 2023” will be held! Starts on Friday, October 13, 2023 at Hibiya Step Square

“Experiential Film Festival Starting in Hibiya'', which will be celebrating its 6th year this fall, will be held “while having fun'' and “while lying down'' this year…! Delivering a movie experience that stimulates the five senses

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya (Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, operator: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.) is holding an event called "HIBIYA CINEMA FESTIVAL 2023" that proposes various "new ways to enjoy movies" based on the concept of "an experiential film festival starting from Hibiya." ” will be held at Hibiya Step Square from October 13th (Friday) to 22nd (Sunday).

“HIBIYA CINEMA FESTIVAL” has been held every year since 2018, when Tokyo Midtown Hibiya opened, and has attracted a cumulative total of approximately 2.5 million visitors over the past five years as an annual event that enlivens “Hibiya, the city of movies and entertainment.”

The theme for 2023, which will be the 6th time, is "Nagara Cinema" . You can enjoy movies that you would normally watch in a movie theater or in a quiet indoor space with your family and friends in your own style, such as while talking, eating, playing, or lying down. A space that you can use will appear in Hibiya Step Square. We offer a movie experience that you can enjoy while stimulating your five senses with an openness that you cannot experience at a movie theater. In addition, after this event ends, the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival will be held in the Hibiya, Yurakucho, Marunouchi, and Ginza areas from October 23rd (Monday) to November 1st (Wednesday). Please enjoy autumn in Hibiya, which is dyed in the color of movies.

*Please check the details of "HIBIYA CINEMA FESTIVAL 2023" below.

▲Nagara zone image

・A movie experience space that stimulates the five senses and can be enjoyed while watching a movie, even without a movie screening! "Nagara Zone"

The theme of the 2023 HIBIYA CINEMA FESTIVAL is "Nagara Cinema" . You can enjoy watching movies in a quiet movie theater or in a calm space, while having fun talking about the movie, while eating, relaxing while lying down and rocking, and letting your children play with the play equipment. We will provide a new movie experience where you can enjoy movies casually in six “Nagara Zones”.

<“Nagagara Zone” area map>

"Step ZONE " where you can experience the movie while "talking"
A zone where you can enjoy sitting on the stairs with a high step. Enjoy the movie while talking with your friends and family, or snuggling up with your lover.

“Eating ZONE ” where you can experience a movie “while eating
A zone with cafe tables that are easy to enjoy while eating and drinking. You can also take out and bring in at the restaurant in the hotel.

"Hammock ZONE " where you can experience a movie while shaking
Hammock chair zone where you can enjoy movies while swaying. Please enjoy watching movies comfortably with the gentle fluctuation of the hammock.

"Park ZONE " where you can experience movies "while playing"
We have a variety of playground equipment that even small children can enjoy safely. Please enjoy with your family not only during the movie screening, but also during the free time between screenings.

"Relax ZONE " where you can experience movies "while lying down "
You can experience the blissful time that can only be allowed at home, “laying down and watching a movie'' without worrying about anyone watching, in Hibiya, in the middle of the city. ※The image is an image

"Infinity ZONE" where you can experience movies "while immersed"
The outdoor chair zone where people who are addicted to it are appearing one after another. Recommended for those who want to watch movies alone. Please enjoy the front seat where you can fully immerse yourself in the world view of the masterpiece movie.

・Day screen screening work lineup (partial)
Screening of masterpieces and popular works that "I want to watch while doing XX" on a daily basis

During the period from October 13th (Friday) to October 22nd (Sunday), the day screen will feature “〇 Screening of masterpieces and popular works that I want to watch while doing 〇 every day. Enjoy movies freely in various viewing zones.

[Day screen pickup work]
It is also a topic for stage adaptation!
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" while eating with friends
September 2005 Japan release 78th Academy Awards "Costume Design Award" Nominee

This winter, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,'' which is attracting attention once again, will appear on day screens with the simultaneous release of the prequel in Japan and the United States, featuring one of the main characters, “Willy Wonka.'' Furthermore, it has been decided that it will be made into a stage play, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'' will be in the spotlight from autumn to winter. It invites you to a mysterious world woven by starring Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton.
(c) 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

New facilities and games are attracting attention this year
● While playing with parents and children "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
December 2001 Japan Open 74th Academy Award "Costume Design Award" "Art Award" "Composition Award" Nominated work

The first installment of the "Harry Potter" series, which has moved the entire world and continues to attract attention with stage adaptations and attractions even after the series ends. The story begins when Harry, a boy living in the suburbs of London, receives a letter of admission to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, watch Harry discover the school's surprising secrets and play an active role with his many friends.
Design & Summary (C)2002 Warner Home Video, an AOL Time Warner Company.Artwork & Photography (C)2001 Warner bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (C)JK Rowling. HARRY POTTER,characters,names and related indicia are trademarks of and (C) Warner Bros.

– While talking with everyone [Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]
November 2002 Opened in Japan 56th British Academy Awards "Best Visual Effects" "Best Sound" "Best Production Design"

Nominated work The second installment in the world-famous Harry Potter series. The story depicts Harry Potter, a second-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his one year until he and his best friend solve the Chamber of Secrets incident that occurred at Hogwarts Castle. Please enjoy the figure of grown-up Harry Potter.
(C)2003 Warner Home Video. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (C)JKR HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and (C)Warner Bros. Not for sale or redistribution. (s03)

“Dayscreen” overview

[Schedule] 10 days from October 13 (Friday) to October 22 (Sunday), 2023 *Cancelled in rainy weather, stormy weather [Time] 12: 00-17: 30 (planned)
* Screening times vary depending on the work * Screening schedule will be released at a later date [Admission] Free Entry/exit [Location] Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Hibiya Step Plaza [Organizer] Tokyo Midtown Hibiya/Hibiya Area Management Corporation [Cooperation] Co., Ltd. Kotobuki/SHORTSHORTS/TOHO Cinemas/Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Park (planned)

・ Night screen screening work lineup (partial)
Watch movies while “learning” English with English subtitles!
Screening of 8 much-talked-about Japanese movies with English subtitles! Don't miss the talk only here, such as secret stories of shooting

The films nominated at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival, which is held in Canada every June, will be screened for eight days from October 13th (Friday) to October 20th (Friday) as part of the special selection of “Toronto Japanese Film Festival in Hibiya.'' We will show one movie a day. All of the films screened are Japanese films, but with English subtitles, English speakers can easily experience popular Japanese films. Furthermore, before the screening, the directors of each film will take the stage and talk about behind-the-scenes stories and their thoughts on the film in a 30-minute talk show. Don't miss the valuable talks that can only be heard here. (Archive distribution available)

[Night screen pickup work]
●“Father of the Galaxy Railway”
Released in Japan in May 2023 Starring: Koji Yakusho / Masaki Suda / Nana Mori / Yuta Toyoda / Maki Sakai / Min Tanaka

©2022 “Father of the Galaxy Express” Production Committee

This work was released this year on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the death of Kenji Miyazawa, a literary master who was active from the Meiji to the Showa eras. The Miyazawa family is depicted through the eyes of Kenji Miyazawa's father, Seijiro Miyazawa. In addition to movies, it has been made into a stage play twice, and Yoshinobu Kadoi's original work won the 158th Naoki Sanjugo Award.

Director Izuru Narushima

<Past directorial works (some)>
2007 Midnight Eagle
2010 Solitary Female
2011 Cicada on the 8th Day

● “Daimyo Bankruptcy”
Released in Japan in June 2023 Starring: Ryunosuke Kamiki / Hana Sugisaki / Kenichi Matsuyama

©2023 Movie “Daimyo Bankruptcy” Production Committee

A period drama based on the novel by the popular author Jiro Asada. This is non-stop entertainment about a young salmon seller who is told that he is the heir to a feudal lord, and puts his life on the line to pay off the huge debt that his clan has. Please enjoy the thrilling development of reversal after reversal.

Directed by Tetsu Maeda

<Past directorial works (some)>
2002 Pakodate
2021 And the baton has been passed
2021 I don't have enough money for retirement!

●“The transfer order is to the music band!”
Released in Japan in August 2022 Starring: Hiroshi Abe / Nana Seino / Hayato Isomura

©2022 Production Committee

Tsukasa Naruse is a veteran detective of the First Investigative Division who is strict with his subordinates and will do whatever it takes to catch a criminal. While investigating an appointment phone robbery case targeting the elderly, he repeatedly conducts aggressive investigations without obtaining a warrant, and as a result, he is transferred to the music corps within the public relations department. Starring Haruko Kurushima, a trumpet player in the band, is played by Nana Seino, saxophonist Yuji Kitamura is played by Mahiro Takasugi, and Shota Sakamoto, a young detective from the First Investigative Division, is played by Hayato Isomura.

Directed by Eiji Uchida

<Past directorial works (some)>
2004 Gachapon!
2014 Grateful Dead
2020 Midnight Swan

“Night Screen” Overview

▲Past events

[Schedule] 8 days from Friday, October 13, 2023 to Friday, October 20, 2023 *Cancelled in case of rain or stormy weather [Time] 18:30-21:00 (scheduled) *Director's talk session/18:30-19 : 00 (scheduled) [Admission] Free entry/exit free *Advance reservation required for some areas. Details will be released in late September.
[Sponsor] Tokyo Midtown Hibiya / Hibiya Area Management Corporation [Sponsor] Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [Cooperation] Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Park / Japanese Canadian Cultural Center of Toronto (JCCC) / MomoFilms (tentative)

Toronto Japanese Film Festival

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival (TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL = TJFF) is a film festival organized mainly by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC) in Toronto, and is now in its 12th year. The Toronto Japanese Film Festival aims to introduce knowledge about Japanese culture to a wide range of people.The Toronto Japanese Film Festival presents films that have received high acclaim from audiences and film critics in Japan, as well as films that have received awards from overseas film festivals and the Japan Academy Awards. Japanese movies that are much talked about will be screened. Most of the films have their North American, Canadian or Toronto premieres, and directors and performers from Japan are also on stage to promote them. In 2023, 22 films were screened in June.


▲Main visual

[Schedule] October 13 (Friday) to October 22 (Sunday), 2023
*The event will be held rain or shine, canceled in stormy weather (some content will be canceled in rainy or stormy weather)
[Time] 12:00-21:00
*Screening schedule will be released at a later date [Admission] Free, free to enter and exit [Location] Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, Hibiya Step Plaza, etc. [Sponsor] Tokyo Midtown Hibiya/Hibiya Area Management Corporation [Sponsor] Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [Cooperation] Stocks Kotobuki Company/SHORTSHORTS/TOHO Cinemas/Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Park/Japanese Cultural Center of Toronto (JCCC) (planned)
[URL] https://www.hibiya.tokyo-midtown.com/hibiya-cinema-festival/
*Event details will be released on the special website around late September.

About the Mitsui Fudosan Group's contribution to SDGs
https://www.mitsuifudosan.co.jp /esg_csr/
Based on the philosophies of "coexistence and coexistence," "linking diverse values," and "realizing a sustainable society," the Mitsui Fudosan Group aims to create a society where both people and the earth are enriched. We promote business with an awareness of (S) and governance (G), that is, ESG management. We believe that by further accelerating our group's ESG management, we will be able to make a significant contribution to realizing "Society 5.0" advocated by the Japanese government and achieving the "SDGs." In addition, in November 2021, we formulated the following group guidelines regarding "realizing a decarbonized society" and "promoting diversity and inclusion," and in March 2023, regarding "biodiversity." Our group will continue to work towards solving social issues through urban development.
・“Formulate a group action plan to realize a decarbonized society”
・“Development of Diversity & Inclusion Promotion Declaration and Initiatives Policy”
・“Formulate group biodiversity policy”

*The initiatives in this release contribute to two goals in the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Goal 11: Creating a city where people can continue to live Goal 17: Achieve the goal through partnership

[Tokyo Midtown Hibiya] From the press release

<Past related articles>
“Mellow taste in Japan. “Maruf Yokocho in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya” will be held for a limited time from July 14th to July 17th.

Hibiya Oktoberfest 2023~SUMMER~ “Tokyo Midtown Hibiya” has a satellite venue!

"White Piano Exhibition -WHITE PIANO GALLERY-" will be held for the first time at Tokyo Midtown Hibiya and Hibiya OKUROJI from Thursday, February 2, 2023 to Tuesday, February 28, 2023 as an art x music event in the Hibiya area.