PVR Pictures announced on their official Instagram handle on May 6, 2023, that they will be holding the first ever Makoto Shinkai Film Festival in India from May 19, 2023, onwards.
The festival will be in collaboration with JFF India, The Japan Foundation Delhi and CoMix Wave Films inc.
It will feature some of the finest works of Makoto Shinkai such as Weathering with You, Suzume, 5 Centimeters per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and Your Name, all of which will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles.
More information regarding the cities and others are yet to be announced.
While this is the first time an official Makoto Shinkai Film Festival is taking place, JFF had previously held an on-ground festival featuring the films and music of Shinkai’s across various cities in India.
Makoto Shinkai, is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, author, and manga artist.
Shinkai began his career as a video game animator with Nihon Falcom in 1996, and gained recognition as a filmmaker with the release of the original video animation (OVA) She and Her Cat (1999).
Beginning his longstanding association with CoMix Wave Films, Shinkai then released the science-fiction OVA Voices of a Distant Star in 2002, and followed this with his debut feature film The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004).
Shinkai’s second feature film, the romantic drama anthology 5 Centimeters per Second (2007), gained critical acclaim, as did his subsequent releases, the dramas Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011) and The Garden of Words (2013).
Shinkai’s 2016 fantasy romance Your Name was a critical and commercial success, becoming the third highest-grossing anime film of all time.
Suzume No Tojimari is his seventh feature film, and it released in Japan on Nov 11, 2022.