|Name of Event||The 25th Rainbow Reel Tokyo –Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival –|
|Organizer||NPO Rainbow Reel Tokyo
Rainbow Reel Tokyo Commitee
|Festival dates||9 July (Sat), 2016 to 15 July (Fri), 2016 (@Cinemart shinjuku)
17 July (Fri), 2015 to 20 July (Mon), 2015 (@Spiral Hall)
Shinjuku culture building., 6F, 3-13-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
|Sponsors||Alfa Romeo / American Apparel / AtEntertainment Co., Ltd. / Broadway Musical KINKY BOOTS Japan Tour / CASSAROS / Freixenet Japan Inc. / GOLD FINGER since 1991 / gossip / Harima Mental Clinic / Ishimaru Lab. / JAPAN GRACE CO.,LTD. / NPO Japan HIV Center / L&G Timpani / LGBT Finance (Bank of America Merrill Lynch / Barclays / BlackRock Japan Co.,Ltd. / Bloomberg L.P. / Citi / Deutsche Bank Group / EY / GE Japan Inc. / J.P. Morgan / Morgan Stanley / Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. / UBS Group / Wells Fargo) / LUPICIA CO., LTD / Netflix K.K. / News Café / NOLASAPS inc. / novia novia / PEACE BOAT / Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical / REACH Online 2015-2016 / Shochiku Co., Ltd. / SNIPS / SOFTBANK Corp. / TOOT LTD. / Trois Couleurs Co., Ltd.|
|With the assistance of||Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance / Cinemart shinjuku / NPO good aging yells / Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy: English Clock / Latin Beat Film Festival / STANCE COMPANY / Wacoal Art Center Co., Ltd.|
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Taiwan Culture Center / British Council
/ The United States Embassy / Embassy of Belgium / Embassy of Sweden
|Special Thanks||Fukui Hiroshi|
Welcome to Rainbow Reel Tokyo!
We were known as Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, however we have restarted with the new name Rainbow Reel Tokyo from this year onward. The previous name Lesbian & Gay brought awareness to these communities, however during the past 25 years more and more people have become aware of sexualities beyond lesbian and gay, and that people in these communities have a life of their own. We discussed extensively whether to change our name or not, and on this 25th anniversary milestone, we decided to take a step in a new direction with our new name.
Sexuality is a gradation with dozen of colors. Each color of the rainbow has different meanings, and a rainbow is also the symbol of diversity. A reel is a roll of film. Recently we do not see them as often as before since movies are digitalized, but it symbolizes the word ‘movie’ which represents dreams, hope and even despair. We would love to share the diversity of sexuality through movies with people in Japan. Rainbow Reel: such a fabulous name isn’t it? We will create and promote our movie festival so people can embrace, feel and think about their sexuality. We hope that you enjoy this movie festival together with us.
Committee Director, Rainbow Reel Tokyo
|Address||Shinjuku culture building., 6F, 3-13-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022|
|Access||1 minute walk from B2 exit at Shinjuku-sanchome station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.|