Opening / Closing
This section will present 12 films chosen from films completed on or after 1st October 2013 and unreleased in Japan. The international jurors will choose the winners of the Grand Prix and Most Promising Talent Award.
Special Screenings
Special Programs < New Action! Southeast Asia>
This special program features new action films from Southeast Asian countries.
Special Programs < Taiwan: Movies on the Move 2015 >
In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan and the Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, OAFF 2015 will showcase excellent new Taiwanese films that mirror the current Taiwan, and also hold a program entitled “Edward Yang and Taiwan New Cinema”.
[ Edward Yang and Taiwan New Cinema ]
Special Programs < Special Focus on Hong Kong 2015 >
In cooperation with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, OAFF 2015 will focus on films by up-and-coming filmmakers from Hong Kong. In addition, we will show a documentary about star Bruce Lee in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of his birth .
Special Programs < Memorial 3.11 – Four Years from Great East Japan Earthquake >
It has been four years since the unprecedented earthquake and recovery is proceeding slowly. We have chosen two films (both of them were suspended to release in Japan after the 3.11 earthquake) among many films which deal with the disaster, and we will also hold a talk event.
Indie Forum
Indie Forum section features innovative and challenging films by rising directors every year. This year, as in previous years, the CO2 (Cineastes Organization Osaka) grant-recipient films and a workshop film will have their world-premiere in this section. In addition, 6 films by six young directors will be screened. Please witness the emergence of these stimulating talents.
[11th CO2 Grant-recipient Film]