United For Peace Film Festival (UFPFF) is held in conjunction with Peace Day, September 21, designated by the United Nations. This year, the 13th UFPFF was held at Human Trust Cinema Shibuya in Tokyo and was held for the first time as a joint event with the general incorporated foundation PEACE DAY, as one of the main actions of “PEACE DAY WEEK” held from September 15 (Fri.) to September 21 (Thu.) on September 18 (Mon.) , and nearly 200 people attended the festival. Thank you very much for your attendance. We are pleased to announce this year’s award winners.
UFPFF 2023 Grand Prix
Song of the Waves (Colombe DE VALLAVIEILLE / IIM Digital School / France)
Synopsis : Adrift in the Mediterranean, a migrant boat is confronted with a strange phenomenon…
UFPFF 2023 Semi-Grand Prix
Recording the Peace of the Town – A Half Century of Local Cultural Contribution (Seiyou Sen/ Sophia University / China)
Synopsis : The world’s smallest TV station is located in Miyota-machi, Nagano Prefecture. For more than 40 years, the two-member staff, including president Shinichi Ishikawa, has been recording the town’s “peace” every day without fail. As the town’s “recorder,” he is literally a community-based broadcaster. Today, he is still running around the town.
UFPFF 2023 Jury’s Special Prize
Our “Rights” (Usen To / Waseda University / China)
Synopsis : Ms. Lien, a Vietnamese technical intern, who was subjected to power harassment at her workplace and was unable to quit her job due to restrictions on changing technical internship jobs, had to put up with it for a long time. with the support of NPO POSSE, she joined the labor union and defended her rights. After resolving their problems, these women took to the streets to help other foreign workers.
Date: September 18, 2023 (Monday) 13:00-19:00 (doors open at 12:30)
Place: Human Trust Cinema Shibuya Screen 1 (8F Cocochi Building, 1-23-16 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Admission: 1,000 yen *Ticket for both parts 1 and 2
Organizers: United For Peace Film Festival, PEACE DAY Foundation
Supported by: Ohtake Foundation
Supported by: Shibuya City
Cooperation: Theatres Cinema Group
Part 2: United For Peace Film Festivaal (UFPFF)
Supported by: United Nations Information Center
Silver Partners: LIFULL Corporation, United People Inc., Virgin Group Inc.
Partners: Oggi Frutta Corporation, DOKUSO Cinema Corporation, FORVAL Inc.
Individual Sponsors: Tomoko Suzuki, Takayuki Nishi
Cooperation: Sapporo International Short Film Festival (No Maps | FILM), Think the Earth, Yokohama Community Design Lab