A “short film playground” with only eight seats that stimulates the senses: The 2nd “GINZAZA” GINZAZA original short films born from an experimental production process will also be screened for the first time

Held at Sony Park Mini from Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 15, 2023 #ginzaza #sonyparkmini

Sony Park Mini, an experimental POP-UP space of 10 tsubo, will serve as a "playground for short films" with only eight seats that will stimulate your senses. Ginzaza)” will be held from March 1st (Wednesday) to March 15th (Wednesday), 2023.

GINZAZA is a film director Neo Sora, film curator Aiko Masubuchi, designer Rei Masaki, and editor Nori Idonuma.・A program that collaborated with "Team GINZAZA" consisting of Kimi) and Sony Park Mini. The first event was held in May of last year, and it was well received with many responses such as "a movie theater where you can easily enjoy short films" and "you can talk about your impressions after watching".

This time, the second time, the theme is "control", which is overflowing with the world, and 9 short films selected from all over the world and GINZAZA's first original video work that incorporates the process of "watermelon splitting" into the production method. "The Last Train" will be screened.

[Highlight of this time]
■ Nine selected short films from all over the world will be screened, along with a Q&A video with the director!
■ The world's first public release of an original video aimed at recreating a scene from "Kin the Fushigi Wakusei Kin the Zha" ■ At the venue, free magazines with original palm editions by author Junko Gosho will be distributed. Coffee" sells popcorn and ice cream sandwiches for a limited time

・9 selected short films from all over the world will be screened, plus a Q&A video with the director!

GINZAZA is a series of programs in which the small space of a Sony Park Mini in an underground parking lot in Ginza, Tokyo becomes a "playground for short films" with only eight seats that stimulates the senses. We will create a place where you can casually enjoy short films in a casual atmosphere while delving into short films with a different theme each time.

In the second "GINZAZA Edition 2", works curated under the theme of "control" will be screened for 15 days. There are many levels of “control” all around us. I would like you to freely feel the various nuances of the word "control" while following the emotional movements of the characters depicted in the play and the lights and sounds that color the screen.

The curators are New York and Tokyo-based film director MoMA, Film Forum, who directs, shoots, and produces numerous short films, documentaries, promotional videos, and concert films. Aiko Masubuchi, a guest curator at In addition, Norimi Idonuma, the leader of Hada Keru Ray, who continues to focus on film screenings and writing, is participating in the curation for this second edition. The screening lineup consists of nine selected short films from around the world. Notable works such as animations and documentaries, as well as works that won the Palme d'Or in the short film category at the "Cannes International Film Festival" are available. In addition, we have prepared a Q&A video for the director, who was well received at the previous GINZAZA, for all works.

Admission is a ticket system on the day, 100 yen per work, there are 8 seats, and ticket sales will start at Sony Park Mini 30 minutes before each screening. Weekdays Monday to Friday 10:00 to 19:00, one work per hour, weekend Saturday and Sunday 10 works are categorized into three concepts, three times at 11:00 / 14:00 / 17:00 It will be screened separately. Members of Team GINZAZA will also visit the venue during the exhibition, and we plan to have a lively discussion about the short film with the visitors.

・The world premiere of an original video aimed at recreating a scene from “Mysterious Planet Kin the The”

At GINZAZA this time, after studying various design techniques in the United States, graphic designer Rei Masaki, who has moved to Tokyo since 2017, will be showing the world premiere of the original video produced by Rei Masaki.

While continuing his design work, including client work, Masaki began to think about what he should do to keep his creativity alive. What about?” I began to imagine.

Team GINZAZA became interested in this story and launched the "Watermelon Wari Movie Project" to turn his imagination into reality.

The content of the project is to recreate a scene from the sci-fi comedy film "Kin the Wonderland" (directed by Georgy Danelia, USSR, 1986) without the director seeing the actual footage. . Mr. Masaki, who has no directing experience, makes a movie based only on the script materials handed to him by the GINZAZA team. bottom. Please take a look at the video works created by the experienced film staff, which are unique to popular graphic designers.

At the GINZAZA venue, both the video completed by Mr. Masaki and the original one scene will be screened.
Please see the results of the project at the venue.

・At the venue, free magazines with original palm editions by writer Junko Gosho will be distributed.Limited-time popcorn and iced sandwiches will be sold at the adjoining Nishi-Ginza Parking Lot Coffee.

At the venue, the free magazine "ZineZaZa" designed by Rei Masaki and edited by Norimi Idonuma will be distributed free of charge. The booklet contains an original palm version written by writer Junko Gosho with the theme of "control".

In addition, GINZAZA original stickers will be presented to those who purchase tickets, and GINZAZA original pin badges will be presented to those who watch all the screenings.

In addition, at Nishi-Ginza Parking Lot Coffee in Sony Park Mini, popcorn and ice cream will be added to the menu as a collaboration menu limited to the GINZAZA exhibition period. You can enjoy it while strolling around Ginza, or you can have a relaxed and deep conversation while eating popcorn. Enjoy encounters with new short films in various styles.

・"Team GINZAZA" artist profile

Otoo Sora <br /> Film director, translator, and artist based in New York and Tokyo. Directed, shot and produced many short films, documentaries, promotional videos and concert films. His latest short film "The Chicken" (2020) premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Aiko Masubuchi <br /> Film curator, producer and translator based in New York and Tokyo. After being in charge of the film department at the Japan Society, became independent and worked as a guest curator at MoMA and Film Forum. Produced several short and feature films, including the short film "The Chicken" (2020) by Neo Sora.

Rei Masaki <br /> Born in New York. A Japanese-American graphic designer who has been working in Tokyo since 2017. He studied illustration at Parsons College of Art, type design at Cooper Union, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in graphic design at Vermont College of Art. Independent in 2022 and established “Studio RAN”.

Kimi Idonuma <br /> Born in Fukushima Prefecture, lives in Tokyo. Graduated from Meiji Gakuin University. When I was in college, I went to New York to meet the film director and poet Jonas Mekas. ” is hosted.

・Junko Gosho Profile Writer. Her single author is "Women Who Eat Medicine" (Kawade Shobo Shinsha). He has co-authored many works mainly in movies and literary arts, such as "Massacre Song Book Remix" (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), "Theory of the 1990s" (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), "Movies to watch when your heart is tired" (Ritsutosha). writing.

・ Overview of “GINZAZA Edition 2: Control Control”

Program name: GINZAZA Edition 2: Control Control
Date: March 1st (Wednesday) to 15th (Wednesday), 2023
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:30-20:00, Saturday-Sunday: 10:30-19:00
Venue: Sony Park Mini (5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Nishi-Ginza Parking Lot Basement 1F)
Artist: Team GINZAZA (Neo Sora, Aiko Masubuchi, Rei Masaki, Norimi Idonuma)
Admission fee: 100 yen (tax included) / 1 work * GINZAZA original video is free Details:
– From Monday to Friday, one film will be screened every hour from 10:00 to 19:00.
– On Saturdays and Sundays, 10 works will be categorized into 3 concepts and screened at 11:00 / 14:00 / 17:00.
– A Q&A video with the director will be shown after each screening.
– Admission is a ticket system on the day, and there are 8 seats. Ticket sales will begin at Sony Park Mini 30 minutes before each screening.
– If you watch all the screenings, you will receive a GINZAZA original pin badge.
– Please see the GINZAZA website for details of the screening schedule.
– Any changes to the program will be announced on Sony Park official SNS.

GINZAZA website: http://ginzazafilms.com/
GINZAZA Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginzazafilms/
Hashtag: #ginzaza

Screening list * Japanese title (original title / English title)
* All works are subtitled so that you can watch them in Japanese / English.

Wind (Szél/Wind)
Director: Marcel Ivany Film based on "Three Women" by photographer Lucien Hervé. The story that may have been hidden behind a single photograph is depicted in a poetic long take with no dialogue and black and white. It won the Palme d'Or in the short film category at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
6 minutes 1996 Hungary

My Fat Arse and I
Director: Elizaveta Pismac An animation depicting a hero who believes himself to be fat and decides to go on a strict diet. The director (born in 1997, from Ukraine), who himself used to suffer from body image, suddenly realized one day, "It's surreal to have such intense feelings for cakes and donuts." In the play, there is also a development that pays homage to "Sailor Moon".
10 minutes 2021 Poland

Director: Sasha Litvinseva, Benny Wagner How did the meter (m), the unit of measurement that is undoubtedly used in our lives, come into being and become so common? The film is a documentary that traces its social and political history. Using 3D technology, he asks why the act of measurement, which was originally closely related to the human body, eventually became separated from the body.
40 minutes・2022・UK, Germany

Good day
Director:Zhang Zhiten A businessman who is about to get divorced is kicked out of his house by his wife. When he sneaks back home to take out his golf set, a typhoon with the same name as his wife comes. Also pay attention to the creation of images by a director who has been nominated for the "Golden Horse Awards" in the past as a cinematographer (photographer).
20 minutes・2021・Taiwan

future past perfect pt. 03(u_08-1)
Director: Carsten Nicolai Nicolai is also known for his musical activities under the name of Alva Noto. “future past perfect'' is a video series that focuses on yearly interests, and “pt. 03'' was released earlier than “pt. 01'' (2010). When the main character, played by Kyusaku Shimada, tries to buy tea in the park at night, something unexpected begins to happen…?
4 minutes 2009 Germany

Director: Anahita Gazvinizadev A drama about the main character, Lily, getting her ears pierced. American-based Iranian director Ghazini Zadeh won the Grand Prix in the Cinefondation section of the Cannes International Film Festival for his second short film. Jane Campion, one of the judges, praised "Needle" by comparing it to Lena Dunham's work.
21 minutes, 2013, USA

Gift (Kado (A Gift))
Director: Aditya Ahmad Isfi, the main character, wore pants to hang out with her male friends, but had to wear a hijab when visiting Nita's house. When the director reunited with Isfira Fabiana, the main character who had worked together in previous films, he was inspired by the changes in Isfira's body and the contents of the conversation, and produced this work. It won the Best Short Film Award in the Orizzonti section of the Venice International Film Festival.
15 minutes・2018・Indonesia

The Passage
Director: Kitao Sakurai A "silent" film by Kitao Sakurai, who was born in Gunma and raised in Ohio. With a comedy touch, the main character, Phil, escapes from his pursuers while passing through several mysterious cultural spheres. Daniels, who directed A24's 'Everything Everywhere All At Once', has also spoken openly about his inspiration for the film.
22 minutes, 2018, USA

Souvenir from Switzerland (A Souvenir from Switzerland)
Director: Sorayos Prapapan reunites with an Afghan director who has become a political refugee at the Winterthur International Short Film Festival in Switzerland when he visits to screen his film. A documentary that captures the scenery of Switzerland and the audio of trivial conversations, inviting the audience's consciousness to a distant place. Praphapan also has a background as a sound engineer.
13 minutes, 2015, Thailand

Last Train *Team GINZAZA Production Director: Rei Masaki
GINZAZA's first original video work. Based on a scene from the sci-fi comedy "Kin the Wonderland" (directed by Georgy Danelia, USSR, 1986). Check out the text of this release for the background to the launch of the project! A scene (2 minutes) from "Mysterious Planet Kin the The" is also shown.
4 minutes, 2023, Japan

・About Sony Park Mini

Sony Park Mini opened on March 23, 2022 on the first basement floor of the Nishi-Ginza parking lot, which is located almost directly below the Sukiyabashi intersection in Ginza, Tokyo, for the new Ginza Sony Park, which is scheduled to be completed in 2024. , is an experimental POP-UP space of 10 tsubo. Based on the concept of "continuing to run programs that make you feel the artist's heartbeat", we will create a place where you can encounter new programs every time you visit. With a wide range of themes such as music, movies, art, food, fashion, and shopping, more than 30 varied, experimental and challenging programs are held throughout the year with unique creators and artists. In addition, at "Nishi-Ginza Parking Lot Coffee" in Sony Park Mini, you can enjoy Americano and caffe latte extracted from carefully selected coffee beans, drinks such as milk brew and lemonade, and vegan cookies and pound cakes that are particular about natural ingredients. We are selling takeout.

Facility name: Sony Park Mini
Location: 5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Nishi-Ginza Parking Lot Basement 1st floor Business hours:
Program 11:00-19:00
(During GINZAZA period Weekdays: 9:30-20:00, Saturdays and Sundays: 10:30-19:00)
Nishi-Ginza Parking Lot Coffee Weekdays 8:00-19:00, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 11:00-19:00
(During GINZAZA period Weekdays: 8:00-20:00, Saturdays and Sundays: 10:30-19:00)
Regular holiday: Irregular holidays Floor area: Approximately 30.0 square meters (about 10 tsubo)
Official web page: https://www.sonypark.com/mini

Nishiginza Parking Lot Coffee Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nishiginzaparking_coffee/

・About Ginza Sony Park

Ginza Sony Park inherited the concept of "a facility open to the town" from the beginning of the Sony Building, and opened on August 9, 2018 during the demolition work of the Sony Building. As an "ever-changing experimental park" in the middle of the city, we hold programs such as various events and live performances throughout the year that bring surprise and playfulness, and have welcomed 8.54 million visitors over the past three years. (as of the end of September 2021).
Reconstruction work is currently underway, and the new Ginza Sony Park is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

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