JAPANESE DOCUMENTARY PITCHING SHOWCASE

    1. Event date
      Saturday 1 April 2017

JAPANESE DOCUMENTARY PITCHING SHOWCASE

01 Apr 2017, 11:15 - 12:15

Producers Hub

Language:
English

Presented by Tokyo Docs. 

MIPDoc and Tokyo Docs give selected Japanese filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their most compelling new factual and documentary projects to a jury of international decision-makers. Tokyo Docs is a documentary film event that provides filmmakers from Japan and other parts of Asia with opportunities to develop and realize international co-productions of documentary films.


Dr. Maaya and the Colors of Life
Neurosurgeon-cum-fashion designer Dr.Maaya, weighing 105kg, works in medically underserved towns while creating collages of her own organs and incorporating them in her fashion designs.
She ran away from home at the age of three because she got tired of her parents fight. The film depicts how Maaya lives in the two contrasting worlds of medicine and fashion, comes to accept her past discord with her parents and discovers new Life.
Presented by:
Kaori Mayama, Producer, The Far Eastern TV Entertainment, Japan
Yo Umezaki, Director, TV Tokyo Corporation, Japan 

Hug Me, Robot!—The Future of Elderly CarE
A Japanese robotics expert is developing a communication robot designed to ease dementia symptoms, such as violence and wandering.

When the remotely controlled device strikes up a conversation, dementia patients often break into a smile and begin talking despite the robot’s unusual appearance. Trials involving the robot are under way in Japan and Europe. This program explores how this pioneering project might transform senior care.
Presented by:
Kengo Doi, Producer, Tokyo Video Center, Japan
Yoshio Shimizu, Producer, NHK Global Media Services, Japan 

Memories in One Twelfth
The Kawai's are a married couple running a metal processing factory in Tokyo. They use their skills to make detailed doll’s houses, which recreate clients' memorial spaces. Like a ramen restaurant run by an old lady who lost her husband, or a Japanese tavern where a grandmother used to serve dishes. This is a story about how people overcome their memories through the miniature, created in scale of 1/12th.
Presented by:
Makoto Sugano, Director, Telecom Staff Inc., Japan 

SURYA—The Untold Story of Surya Bonaly
Brimming with energy, speed, and a unique blend of grace and grit, Surya Bonaly was a force to be reckoned with in the world of figure skating in the early 1990s. The legendary black female figure skater resisted conventions because she was first and foremost an artist whose audacious, defiant, and enthralling performances elevated the sport to a form of pure self-expression and challenged our perception of figure skating.
Presented by:
Deborah Barillas, Producer, Vesuvius, Japan
Hyoe Yamamoto, Director, Vesuvius, Japan 


Speakers

  • Imamura Kenichi

    Moderator

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Moderator

    Executive Producer - International Co-Production

    NHK Enterprises. Inc.

  • Amagi Yukihiko

    Chairperson

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Chairperson

    Tokyo TV Forum (NPO)

    Since 2011, Yukihiko Amagi has been responsible for organizing Tokyo Docs which encourages Japanese and Asian filmmakers to pitch their projects to...

  • Arno Axel

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Europe
        • Sweden
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Commissioning editor

    SVT

    Axel has been a commission editor at SVT since 1998. At SVT’s documentary department he deals with international current affairs, special series and...

  • Deschamps Nicolas

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Europe
        • France
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Producer

    Gédéon Programmes

    Nicolas Deschamps has been Producer and Head of International Coproductions at GEDEON Programmes since November 2015. Previously, he worked as...

  • Berry Ruth

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Europe
        • Germany
      3. Speaker category
        Moderator

    Consultant Producer

    Terra Mater Factual Studios

    Ruth Berry has made documentaries across many genres but her passion lies with science and natural history. Credits include: Dinosaurs On Ice,...

  • Mino Thierry

    Host

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Europe
        • France
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Deputy Head of documentaries, International Coproductions and Acquisitions

    France Télévisions / France 5

    About France 5France 5, part of the France Télévisions group, is France’s leading documentary channel. 50% of the schedule is dedicated to...

  • Umezaki Yo

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Director

    TV TOKYO Corporation

  • Mayama Kaori

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Producer

    The Far Eastern TV Entertainment

  • Doi Kengo

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Producer

    Tokyo Video Center

  • Shimizu Yoshio

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Producer

    NHK Global Media Services

  • Sugano Makoto

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Director

    TELECOM STAFF

  • Yamamoto Hyoe

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Director

    Vesuvius

  • Barillas Deborah

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPDoc
      2. Country
        Asia Pacific
        • Japan
      3. Speaker category
        Host

    Producer

    Vesuvius

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