JFF 2020 Highlight: Remote Films
2020 saw the new corona virus unleash its fury throughout the world. In Japan where a state of emergency was declared on 7 April, the film industry naturally was badly effected as well. However, some filmmakers did not let it stop their creative process. Recognizing that “remote films” created using ZOOM has played an important role in the Japanese film world in 2020, the Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur felt that they should be introduced as part of the Japanese Film Festival in Malaysia this year. Please enjoy the wonderful works by the filmmakers who, in the face of this adversity, have unleashed their creativity.