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Shinsedai Cinema Festival 2010 -The New Generation Japanese Film Festival

The founders of my two favourite resources for everything and anything about Japanese cinema have birthed a festival love-child, and considering the genes, this baby will be amazing. If you live near Toronto, then I envy you.

Shinsedai (literally “new generation”) promises only the choicest and freshest in current Japanese cinema. A sample from their website to whet the Japanocinemaphile’s appetite:

For four days between July 22nd and July 25th the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre will be host to everything from insightful dramas, quirky comedies, hard-hitting documentaries, experimental shorts, and beyond. The Shinsedai Cinema Festival will have something for everyone this summer.

Chris Magee, founder of Toronto J-Film Powwow and Jasper Sharp, co-founder of Midnight Eye are like the twin pillars of 日本映画. I don’t take a step toward getting a new film without consulting them first – and you would be hard pressed to think up a film, actor, or director that they haven’t covered.

So, wish me luck in my negotiations for getting up to Toronto in July, and join me in following the festival’s progress on Twitter and Facebook.

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