Art & Design

Zipangu Fest

23 - 28 November 2010

The first UK-wide festival devoted to Japanese film, Zipangu Fest will introduce works new and old, many previously unseen by mainstream UK film audiences, to demonstrate the many identities of Japan as depicted by some of the country’s most exciting and revered talents.


For its main event this year, Zipangu Fest will be holding around 15 screenings and other related events at venues across London’s vibrant East End. Cinema venues include the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel, Café 1001 in Brick Lane and the Working Men’s Club in Bethnal Green. The main body of film events will be held in London from 23 to 28 November 2010, with regional events currently arranged in Bristol, Leeds and Coventry, with more to be confirmed.


The programme for the main festival event in 2010 has already been announced and can be viewed via the Zipangu Fest website. The lineup includes must-see classics NN-891102 and Children of the Beehive, as well as various animated shorts, and new independent works from some of Japan’s most promising fresh talents such as Live Tape, Pyuupiru 2001-2008, Yuriko’s Aroma and the Beyond Anime : CALF Animation programme.


Tikets: Varies according to venue. 23 Nov £9 (£5 conc), 24-25 Nov £5, 26-28 Nov £7.50 (£5 conc)

23-28 November 2010

23 Nov: Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Pollard Row, London E2 6NB

24-25 Nov: Café 1001, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

26-28 Nov: Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London E1 4UJ