Tokyo Halloween Night

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Horror film from Japan, 23 minutes
in Japanese with English subtitles

Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 1: 10am – 1pm

Directed by Mari Okada
Produced by Mitsuyo Miyazaki

A scarecrow girl stands alone in the rice paddies while evil crows poke her with catty remarks. That’s her daily routine. On the day of Halloween, the Sun gives her one night of freedom until sunrise as a special treat. Transformed into a human being, she gets mixed up with the crowds of a Halloween matchmaking party in the big city of Tokyo. Surprisingly, the one she falls in love with is a real zombie! Even as these two monsters’ love for each other grows, the time limit approaches to end their happy journey.

About the Director

Mari Okada was born in Osaka, Japan. She studied filmmaking at the California Institute of the Arts. She has made several short films, including The Correct Use of the Oranges (2004) and Birthday (2011) to explore her own visual story telling.


2014 Berlin Independent Film Festival – Best Experimental Film Award
2014 Mexico International Film Festival – Best Horror Film Award


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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