NIPPON VISIONS presents alternative perspectives on Japanese film: documentary perspectives, critical perspectives, young perspectives – as exemplified in the focus on “Fukushima: After Five Years”. Documentaries as well as fictional films show that the consequences of the Tohoku earthquake are still present in Japan. In other fields, innovative approaches to such genres as the historical piece can be found alongside fresh science fiction scenarios. The variety of the NIPPON VISIONS section is topped off by short films selected from the Skip City Film Festival. Once more, a jury will distinguish the most promising director of a feature length film with the NIPPON VISIONS JURY AWARD. The award includes a free subtitling, sponsored by the Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA). The NIPPON VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD, endowed with 1,000 € by Japanisches Kulturzentrum in Frankfurt, will be given out for the third time.