Signature

A Film by Kei Chikaura

Synopsis

An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorizing “his hope” in the middle of the noisy crowd in Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan). Something that might change his destiny awaits him.

Director

  • Picture of Kei Chikaura © Kei Chikaura

    Kei Chikaura

    Kei Chikaura grew up in Germany and Japan. He studied economics and cinema at Osaka University. In 2006 Chikaura founded “Creatps Inc”, a media production based in Tokyo, and in 2012, started a career directing movies. He directed music documentaries and live concert films of some of the most prominent musicians in Japan. The 2nd short film “The Lasting Persimmon” was selected to the international competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2016.

Awards + Festivals

  • 70th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Switzerland)August 2, 2017
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRIDGE OF ARTS (Short Film Competition, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)August 23, 2017
  • 16th FESTIVAL SILHOUETTE 2017 (Official Selection, Paris, France)August 25, 2017
  • 42nd TORONTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 7, 2017
  • 9th SEOUL INT'L EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Korea)September 12, 2017
  • 10th THE COLUMBIA GORGE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Big Lear Lake, CA, USA)September 18, 2017
  • *GRAND PRIX AWARD*
    23rd ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)September 19, 2017
  • 11th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)September 20, 2017
  • 1st FEODOSIYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Feodosiya, Republic Of Crimea, Russian Federation)September 22, 2017
  • 15th REYKJAVÍK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Shorts Competition Section, Iceland)September 28, 2017
  • 25th HAMPTONS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hamptons, New York, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 7th KAOHSIUNG INT'L SHORT FILM COMPETITION (Official Selection, Taiwan)October 10, 2017
  • 12th SAPPORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan)
  • 53rd CHICAGO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 18th KERRY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Ireland)October 19, 2017
  • 2nd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 62nd VALLADOLID INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)October 21, 2017
  • TAO FILMS AWARD
    4th PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 24, 2017
  • 31st LEEDS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 2, 2017
  • 24FPS INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abilene, Texas, USA)November 3, 2017
  • 17th KANSAS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kansas, USA)November 3, 2017
  • 28th STOCKHOLM INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sweden)November 8, 2017
  • 5th WOODPECKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, Delhi, India)November 9, 2017
  • North Carolina Film Award (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 35th TORINO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 24, 2017
  • 4th HIROSHIMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan)November 24, 2017
  • 2nd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 2, 2017
  • 3th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)December 8, 2017
  • 2nd CINEFEST IBIZA (Official Selection, Spain)January 22, 2018
  • FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • 20th MECAL, BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL SHORT AND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 15, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • 7th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)April 25, 2018
  • NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)May 10, 2018
  • SPECIAL SCREENING @ 11th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Ukraine)May 10, 2018
  • PARK OF CORRUPTION PROJECT (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)June 1, 2018
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Palm Springs, USA)June 19, 2018
  • 3rd THE BLACK SEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vama Veche, Romania)August 26, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Kei Chikaura
Producer
Creatps Inc., Kei Chikaura
Director
Kei Chikaura
Director of Photography
Miki Ogawa
Costume Design
Yasuo Mori
Sound
Masashi Furuya
Sound Design
Masashi Furuya

Details

Running Time
12:43 min.
Shooting Format
Arri Raw
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
5.1, Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Creatps Inc.
Veronica Chavez
1-27-4- Ebisu-nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to, Japan, 150-0021

+81 3 6416 9205

cinema@creatps.co.jp

DIRECTOR

Kei Chikaura

k@creatps.co.jp
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