Tollywood - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Tollywood. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Hiroyasu Ishida Film Screening

    Hiroyasu Ishida Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film - Animation
    • 2018-10-13 - 2018-10-26

    Anime director Hiroyasu Ishida garnered attention this year with his latest work, “Penguin Highway”. Tollywood has twice screened Ishida’s “Hinata no Aoshigure”, first at its release in 2013 and again...More »

  • poster for “Modern Love” Film Screening

    “Modern Love” Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2018-09-15 - 2018-09-30

    Tollywood presents the newest long-cut edition of Takuya Fukushima’s “Modern Love,” first screened to popular acclaim in June, 2018. A version with English subtitles will be shown from 19:00 on September...More »

  • poster for Animation Screening - “Yoru no Tanken” Summer Vacation Roadshow

    Animation Screening - “Yoru no Tanken” Summer Vacation Roadshow

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    • Media: Video and Film - Animation - Talks
    • 2018-08-11 - 2018-08-31

    Following last year’s acclaimed screening of “Kioku Kiroku Ima (Memory Record Now)” at Tollywood is “Yoru no Tanken (Night Expedition)”. The handmade children’s puppet animation/animal series took director...More »

  • poster for “Massive End-of-Year Youth Sale! Top Teen Movie Selection” Screening Event

    “Massive End-of-Year Youth Sale! Top Teen Movie Selection” Screening Event

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-12-16 - 2017-12-29

    This event presented by Gucci’s Free School will screen a selection of the best teen films about, including “Slacker,” “The Kings of Summer,” and “The Myth of the American Sleepover,” which will show on...More »

  • poster for “Living in Shimokitazawa: Shimokita 2003 to 2017 revised edition” Film Screening

    “Living in Shimokitazawa: Shimokita 2003 to 2017 revised edition” Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2017-10-07 - 2017-10-15

    Shimokita Voice is an event that explores the issues surrounding the heavy redevelopment that has been taking place in the Shimokitazawa neighborhood in recent years. This documentary film provides a record...More »

  • poster for Movie “Close But Distant” + “Under the Wave, On the Ground”

    Movie “Close But Distant” + “Under the Wave, On the Ground”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-05-28

    “Close But Distant” is director Yui Okubo’s video letter-like documentary to her future niece about the memories and places of her hometown of Otsuchi Iwate, which was heavily hit by the Great East Japan...More »

  • poster for Movie “Close But Distance”

    Movie “Close But Distance”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-04-29 - 2017-05-19

    “Close But Distance” is director Yui Okubo’s video letter to his hometown of Otsuchi, Iwate, a place devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The documentary contains a message about the memories...More »

  • poster for Piece of Philippine Shorts  - Struggle

    Piece of Philippine Shorts - Struggle

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2016-12-04 - 2016-12-04

    A selection of three films portrays the lives of certain Philippine people who live through a variety of conditions with vigorous strength. “Fish Out of Water” describes the Philippine community in Korea....More »

  • poster for Approved for Adoption - Film Screening

    Approved for Adoption - Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-09-12 - 2015-10-02

    This award-winning short film tells the story of an adoptee’s life growing up in Belgium and his search for his roots in Korea. More »

  • poster for Family Affair - Film Screening

    Family Affair - Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-08-22 - 2015-08-31

    Made as his graduation work from Nihon University Keitaro Sakon presents the film “Family Affair”, featuring the popular actor Sousuke Ikematsu. Although intended to be screened only two weeks as of 18th...More »

  • poster for Typhoon Noruda + Hinata no Aoshigure

    Typhoon Noruda + Hinata no Aoshigure

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-08-22 - 2015-09-11

    Ex-Studio Ghibli animator Youjiro Arai makes his debut with new animation work from Studio Colorido, featuring the character designs of Hiroyasu Ishida.More »

  • poster for Talk “Setagaya Love Story”

    Talk “Setagaya Love Story”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2015-05-23 - 2015-05-23

    Presenting a talk by director Isao Yukisada and actress Nana Seino following a screening of their 30-minute short film “Setagaya Love Story.” [Event Details] Guests: Isao Yukisada (director) and Nana...More »

  • poster for Boys’ Love Film Screening

    Boys’ Love Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-03-14 - 2015-03-20

    A special screening program of three films focusing on “Boys’ Love”. [Screening Program] “Itsuka no Kimi e” (2007/67 mins) Director: Kei Horie Dates: March 14(Sat), 18(Wed) 13:00 (sat only) / 20:00 March...More »

  • poster for Living in Shimokitazawa - Shimokitazawa 2003-2014 - Screening

    Living in Shimokitazawa - Shimokitazawa 2003-2014 - Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-02-21 - 2015-03-13

    A screening of a film which documents the legendary area of Shimokitazawa and its various struggles with redevelopment, documenting the changes of the district through the past 10 years as featured in...More »

  • poster for The Adventures of Tom, the Small Cat

    The Adventures of Tom, the Small Cat

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-12-20 - 2014-12-18

    First planned during the bubble period and produced over a 5 year period with over 60,000 stills, “The Adventures of Tom, the Small Cat” was a feature work which unfortunately never made its way to movie...More »

  • poster for Tollywood - Winter Anime Festival

    Tollywood - Winter Anime Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-11-22 - 2014-12-19

    Taking on the themes of birthplace and home two animations taking Korea as their stage are screened here. Animation Works “Honey-colored Jun” The animation version of the bande dessinée manga telling...More »

  • poster for Film Screening “Uzumasa Jacopetti”

    Film Screening “Uzumasa Jacopetti”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-10-25 - 2014-10-31

    In this experimental comedy, a family man dreams of building a house made out of magnets. When a cop discovers him slaughtering a bull for leather to use in his house, he is drawn into a shadowy business...More »

  • poster for Film Screening “Horikawa Nakatachiuri”

    Film Screening “Horikawa Nakatachiuri”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-10-25 - 2014-10-31

    In this occult horror film directed by Go Shibata, lead characters Shinsuke and Tsutomu battle a population turned into murderous monsters.More »

  • poster for The New World of Synthesizer in Osaka - Film Screening

    The New World of Synthesizer in Osaka - Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-10-24
  • poster for Vocaloid Opera Aoinoue with Bunraku Puppets

    Vocaloid Opera Aoinoue with Bunraku Puppets

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2014-09-20 - 2014-09-26

    Vocaloid singing and Bunraku performance act out a section of the world’s oldest novel “The Tales of Genji”, with emergency screenings after recent productions of the work by artists.More »

  • poster for Aterlier Iroi - Film Screening

    Aterlier Iroi - Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-09-13 - 2014-10-03

    Gotokuji, Setagaya, Tokyo is home to “Jiritsu no Ie” (Independent House), an art school for people with all kinds of disabilities, and this film follows through its 10 year history and captures the eager...More »

  • poster for Amalka and Krtek and the Midsummer Night Stories of Czech Animation

    Amalka and Krtek and the Midsummer Night Stories of Czech Animation

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-08-01

    With 26 works spread over 5 programs this screening event pays homage to the masterpieces of Czech children’s animation including “Amalka” and “Krtek”, along with Jiří Trnka’s feature animation “A Midsummer...More »

  • poster for Screening “The Short Animations of Yu Numata”

    Screening “The Short Animations of Yu Numata”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-05-17 - 2014-05-30

    For two weeks only Shimokitazawa’s Tollywood will show new short animations by Yu Numata. Featuring rough graphics and polished dialogue, the new series, which has caused stirs at competitions and film...More »

  • poster for “Spring Tollystar Festival - Full Screening of the Tollywood Studio Project”

    “Spring Tollystar Festival - Full Screening of the Tollywood Studio Project”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-03-17

    Tollywood Studo Project is a film project born from a collaboration between Shimokitazawa Tollywood and the specialist school Tokyo Visual Arts. Just as they are about to release their 9th film this event...More »

  • Couleur de peau Miel (Approved For Adoption)

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-01-17

    This award-winning short film tells the story of an adoptee’s life growing up in France and his search for his roots in Korea. More »

  • “Shashinkan” and “Yonata no Aoshigure”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-12-08 - 2014-01-17

    Presenting two short films. Takashi Nakamura’s “Shashinkan” (2013, 17 min.) tells the story of the employees at a hill-top photo studio in the pre-war era. Hiroyasu Ishida’s “Yonata no Aoshigure” (2013,...More »

  • “In Our Bellies”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-09-30

    Presenting the newest production by Tollywood Studio Project, the visual arts collaboration between Tollywood and Tokyo. Directed by 19-year-old filmmaker Chikako Iwashita, “In Our Bellies” tells the...More »

  • poster for Burning Buddhist Statue People

    Burning Buddhist Statue People

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-05-18 - 2013-07-02

    Made with “dramamation,” the early animation technique of moving cut-out paper figures over backgrounds, this short film by the Kyoto-based creator Ujicha tells the tale of discarded Buddhist statues taking...More »

  • poster for "Yukio Mishima vs Koji Wakamatsu"

    "Yukio Mishima vs Koji Wakamatsu"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-08-18 - 2012-09-18

    Film screenings of Koji Wakamatsu's two new films for 2012, "11:25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate" and "Petrel Hotel Blue". In addition, the first in Wakamatsu's film trilogy about the Red Army will be...More »

  • poster for "311 Sendai Short Film Festival Film-Making Project 'Tomorrow'"

    "311 Sendai Short Film Festival Film-Making Project 'Tomorrow'"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-03-31 - 2012-06-01

    The venue for the Sendai Short Film Festival lost its budget and venue in the Tohoku disaster, but in this event there will be an omnibus showcase of 41 film-makers' short films (all 3 minutes, 11 seconds...More »

  • poster for "World Animation Theater WAT 2011"

    "World Animation Theater WAT 2011"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2011-11-26 - 2011-12-25

    The twelfth in this annual series of animation film festivals, featuring entries from America, UK, France, Spain, China and Peru. With a line-up of eight titles under the theme of "laughing" this is a...More »

  • poster for "Makoto Shinkai All Works" Screening

    "Makoto Shinkai All Works" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2011-10-08 - 2011-10-28

    Includes the anime director's short films and full-length movies. [Image: Makoto Shinkai]More »

  • poster for "Exit Through the Gift Shop" Screening

    "Exit Through the Gift Shop" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2011-09-17 - 2011-10-07

    "Exit Through the Gift Shop" finally makes its Japan premiere after its Academy Award nomination and the ensuing discussion of whether notorious graffiti artist and subject of the documentary, Banksy,...More »

  • poster for "World Animation Theater WAT 2010"

    "World Animation Theater WAT 2010"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2010-11-13 - 2010-12-10

    Inaugural edition of the World Animation Theater festival, featuring 29 works from Europe and Canada.More »

  • poster for "Kazagumo" Screening

    "Kazagumo" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2010-02-07 - 2010-02-19

    Three-minute short films by 15 directors.More »

  • poster for "10th Canada Animation Festival -The Works of NFB"

    "10th Canada Animation Festival -The Works of NFB"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2009-09-19 - 2009-10-16

    Norman Mclaren, Co Hoedeman, Ishu Patel, Jacques Drouin - from Academy Award-winning directors to up-and-coming young directors, the film festival will present 30 works including classics and new works....More »

  • poster for "The Complete Works of Takashi Murakami & Kaikai Kiki" Screening

    "The Complete Works of Takashi Murakami & Kaikai Kiki" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2009-05-02 - 2009-05-22

    In 2008, artist Takashi Murakami's own Kaikai Kiki released their first, fully self-produced feature film, "Nobody Dies", with Kaikai Kiki artist Mr. as the director and Murakami himself as the executive...More »

  • poster for Mr. "Nobody Dies" Screening

    Mr. "Nobody Dies" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-11-22 - 2008-12-19

    The fist movie produced by Takashi Murakami's art company Kaikai Kiki is a short movie, "Nobody Dies," directed by Mr., a spirited artist internationally known for works evolved from his fetishes for manga,...More »

  • poster for "Foreign Art Animation @ Tollywood Autumn 2008"

    "Foreign Art Animation @ Tollywood Autumn 2008"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-09-13 - 2008-10-10

    This is Tollywood's 14th festival of special screening events of foreign animation films. From Europe, North America, and South America, 26 short animation works rarely seen in Japan are featured. This...More »

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