Films for Hope

Sunday, September 11, 1–7 PM

“Films for Hope,” curated by Justin Leach, is a special showcase of animated short films from all around the world. Six months after the disaster that devastated Japan on 3/11, this one-day event brings together thrilling animation that display the creativity of artists inspired by Japanese animation techniques and storytelling.

La Luna © 2011 Disney/Pixar.

The festival features the East Coast premiere of Pixar’s latest animated short film, La Luna. Director Enrico Casarosa will be on hand to give a presentation on La Luna, as well as discuss his efforts to help Japan through grassroots fundraising. Dai Sato will present Five Numbers!, his brand new animated feature. Mr. Sato will also talk about his efforts to help those impacted by the earthquake as well as share his thoughts on how the disaster will impact the animation industry of Japan.

This festival is a joint initiative of the Film Program and the U.S.-Japan Innovators Network. Fifty percent of all proceeds will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. All of the films shown have been graciously donated in support of the project.

Japan Society would like to thank Robot Communications, Inc. for their generous support of Films of Hope.

Japan Society’s 2011-2012 Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional support is provided by The Globus Family, David S. Howe, Omar Al-Farisi, Jeffrey Catanzaro, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Randall I. Stempler, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Japan Society’s new projection screen was made possible by The Globus Family and Kenneth A. Cowin.

The U.S.-Japan Innovators Network
is assisted by a grant from Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Twombly.

International transportation is supported by United Airlines and All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.


The Network is also made possible in part by Japan Society’s endowment for policy projects.

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