FILMINATION provides three Japanese films including "From the bottom of the vortex" directed by Kozue Nomoto to GagaOOLala, a VOD service specializing in LGBTQ content from Taiwan
FILMINATION (Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Hiroaki Kanemaru; hereinafter " FILMINATION"), a distribution platform of Japanese films for global VOD companies, started delivering three Japanese films on GagaOOLala, a VOD service specializing in LGBTQ content from Taiwan.
GagaOOLala is a Taiwan-based VOD service specializing in LGBTQ-themed content, with approximately 280,000 members and more than 1,000 titles available. Since its launch in January 2017, GagaOOLala has been providing services in the Asian region, and with the support of the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), it will begin to expand its services worldwide in May 2020.
GagaOOLala will be distributing three films including "From the Bottom of the Vortex" directed by Kozue Nomoto, which won the Grand Prix at the 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the Eiga.com Award at the 10th Tanabe Benkei Film Festival.
In the overseas VOD market, services specializing in "niche genres" such as indie films and films screened at film festivals are emerging.
Filmination will continue to contribute to the development of the Japanese film industry by discovering attractive Japanese films and supporting their overseas expansion.
About Films to be distributed on GagaOOLala
“GIRLS' ENCOUNTER” directed by Yuka Eda (streaming now on GagaOOLala)
This film, which depicts the interaction between a girl isolated at school and a new student, won the Audience Award at MOOSIC LAB 2017 and recorded a long run of 9 weeks despite being an independent film. It was also well received at the international screenings of the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival and the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.
"From the Bottom of the Vortex" directed by Kozue Nomoto (available from May 7 on GagaOOLala)
A short film about the struggles and decisions of a woman who has feelings for her same-sex best friend. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 24th Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and the Eiga.com Award at the 10th Tanabe Benkei Film Festival. The film was awarded the Grand Prix at the 24th Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and the Film.com Award at the 10th Tanabe Benkei Film Festival.
“No Gender ! The queer life of an intersex manga artist" directed by Shogo Watanabe (Available from May 19 on GagaOOLala)
A documentary about the interaction between a sexual minority cartoonist and his assistant, a young man. Invited to the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival.
About FILMINATION Co., Ltd.
FILMINATION launched as a platform to provide global VOD executives with the ability to buy Japanese films and TV series directly from the rights holders. Buyers can select films, negotiate rights with sellers, sign contracts and request deliverables all through the platform. FILMINATION currently has 1500+ titles across a wide range of genres, festival titles, award winners from renowned auteurs to emerging filmmakers.
FILMINATION is currently accepting requests to open new accounts free of charge from VOD companies that are considering distributing excellent Japanese films here: https://ec.filmination.jp/vod/register
About GagaOOLala Company Profile
Company name: PORTICO MEDIA CO., LTD
Representative: Jay Lin
Location: Taipei City
Established: 2005 GagaOOLala