This event includes films by eight Japanese women directors in the global spotlight, such as Naomi Kawase, winner of the Caméra d’Or (Golden Camera) and the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Film Festival for her film Mogari no Mori (The Mourning Forest), Tsuki Inoue, whose film Daichi o Tataku Onna (The Woman Who is Beating the Earth) won awards at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival and Clermont- Ferrand Short Film Festival in France, and Hitomi Kamanaka, who won awards including the Earth Vision Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival Grand Prize for her film Hibakusha: At the End of the World.

Women Auteurs: The 8th IAWRT Asian Women’s Festival 2012

Film                                Director                          Release                                 Category
Autumun Adagio             Tsuki Inoue                    2010                                       Fiction
Genpin Naomi                 Kawase                         2010                                       Docmentary
Ashes to Honey:
For Searching a
Sustainable Future          Hitomi Kamanaka         2010                                       Docmentary

Gaki Biwa- houshi            Reiko Yokosuka           2005                                       Animation
The Dream in the dream  Ikue Sugidono              2007                                       Animation
SPONCHOI Pispochoi     Ikue Sugidono              2010                                       Animation
Vestige of Life                   Maki Satake                 2010                                       Animation
Üks Uks                            Maya Yonesho             2003                                       Animation