Name of Event The 26th Rainbow Reel Tokyo –Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival –
Organizer NPO Rainbow Reel Tokyo
Rainbow Reel Tokyo Commitee
Festival dates 8 July (Sat), 2017 to 14 July (Fri), 2017 (@Cinemart shinjuku)
14 July (Fri), 2017 to 17 July (Mon), 2017 (@Spiral Hall)
Venues Cinemart shinjuku
Shinjuku culture building., 6F, 3-13-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
1 minute walk from B2 exit at Shinjuku-sanchome station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.

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Spiral Hall
5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
By Subway In front of Exit B1 of Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda Lines)

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Sponsors Aflac / AIG Japan / Alfa Romeo / CASSAROS / GENTOSHA COMICS INC. / Harima Mental Clinic / NPO Japan HIV Center / Johnson & Johnson K.K. / L&G Timpani / LGBT Finance (Barclays / Bank of America Merrill Lynch / BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. / Bloomberg L.P. / Citi / J.P. Morgan / Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. / Morgan Stanley / Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. / UBS Group / Wells Fargo Securities (Japan) Co., Ltd) / LUPICIA CO., LTD / Marriage Equality Project Team / Nakamura Keith Haring Collection / News Café / NOLASAPS inc. / OfficeKotou Co., Ltd. / REACH Online 2015-2017 / SoftBank Corp. / TOOT LTD. / 9monsters / MUSICAL『RENT』
With the assistance of Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance / Cinemart shinjuku / Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy: English Clock / Osaka Asian Film Festival / STANCE COMPANY / SYNCA Creations Inc. / Wacoal Art Center Co., Ltd.
Endorsed by Embassy of Canada / Goethe-Institut Tokyo / Embassy of Ireland / Commemorative event of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan / Embassy of France / Institut français du Japon / Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Tokyo / Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Taiwan Culture Center / Embassy of Sweden / Nominally supported by the United States Embassy


Welcome to Rainbow Reel Tokyo.

Recently, opportunities to see news on sexual minorities such as LGBT with words like ”multiplicity” and “diversity” have increased. If you look overseas, there is a big change more than ever including the fact that, in Taiwan, the same-sex marriage will be legislated within two years as the first country in Asia. The kind of films that have been shown at our film festival,though not many, can now be seen in common theaters, and I feel they are accepted by more people than there were a decade ago.

On the other hand, some say they have never seen sexual minorities around them. The reality is that they still find it hard to talk casually about themselves. Which comes first, the brave sexual minorities to speak out, or those around them to become more tolerant? It is hard to say.

Our sexuality is not something that we go around advertising loudly, but it’s something important that shapes what we are. Yet, for the very reason, it cannot be easily recognized.
This event is one of the few places where you can share your laughter, tears and feelings regardless of your sexualities. Thinking is important, but why don’t you just come and experience this wonderfully cozy feeling anyway?

Hideki Miyazawa
Committee Director, Rainbow Reel Tokyo