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Saturday, October 21st is the “official” HMD date for 2023, but like last year we welcome events throughout October and beyond – any day can be Home Movie Day! As many events have shifted back to being in-person, we’ve implemented a new calendar and submission form, all of which can be found at our About Home Movie Day page, along with lots of info about the history of global Home Movie Day and how to host your own. See you over there, and at the movies!

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Home Movie Day Kyobashi Presents “Hata Akio’s Film Festival”

October 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm JST


Mr. Akio Hata (1935.05.05-2021.01.28)
A graduate of Nihon University College of Art, Mr. Hata started his professional career at Kinema Junpo Editorial Department, Association of Educational Film Producers (predecessor of Japan Association of Audiovisual Producers). And the Film Library of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (predecessor of the National Film Center).
After working as a freelance writer, he joined the National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Film Preservation Society.
At the Film Library, he engaged in the repatriation project which has had returned thousands of flammable Japanese films confiscated by the United States during the occupation.
During his freelance writing career, he traveled around Europe, made many short documentary films about the railroads. and edited monthly journal Steam Locomotive.
He is the author of many books, which include The Movie Began on the Train, German Steam Locomotives, as well as the editor of Encyclopedia of American Cinema of the 20th Century.
We are planning a memorial screening for Mr. Akio Hata, whose achievements have greatly contributed to film communities in Japan.


October 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm JST
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Hata Akio’s Film Festival
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Environment Information Center, Chuo City
Tokyo Squaregarden 6F 3-1-1 Kyobashi, Chuo City
Tokyo, Japan
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