Japanese film “Stardust Over the Town”, distributed by FILMINATION, to be broadcast on TV JAPAN


FILMINATION Co., Ltd. (Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Hiroaki Kanamaru; hereinafter “FILMINATION”), a distribution platform of Japanese films for global VOD companies, is pleased to announce that the Japanese film “Stardust Over the Town” will be broadcast on July 17, 2021 on TV JAPAN, the only channel in North America that broadcasts Japanese television programming 24 hours a day.

©2020 "Stardust Over the Town" Film Partners

“Stardust Over the Town” is a film adaptation of the “Hoshikuzu no Machi” series (seven plays in total), which was first staged in 1994 by “Hoshikuzu no Kai”, a unit formed by playwright/director Ryuji Mizutani, Lassalle Ishii and Takayasu Komiya with the aim of creating "funny and heart-warming plays".

The cast, all familiar from the stage version, and Non as the heroine, portray a group of unsuccessful old men who start a new life when they meet the heroine who dreams of becoming a singer.

Also on July 21, “Stardust Over the Town” will be screened at JAPANEMA, a free monthly film screening organized by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles to bring Japanese cinema to North America.

Based on the concept of “shining a light on Japanese films,” FILMINATION will continue to contribute to the development of the Japanese film industry by discovering exciting Japanese films and supporting their overseas development.

About the broadcast of “Stardust Over the Town” on TV JAPAN

Broadcast time: Saturday, July 12, 8:10PM(ET) /5:10PM(PT)

URL: https://tvjapan.net/(Broadcast only in North America)

About JAPANEMA Online Screening of “Stardust Over the Town”

Outline: https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-072121

Screening: Wednesday, July 21, 7PM - Thursday, July 22, 7PM(PDT)

Screening Site: https://tvjapan.net/japanema (Only available in North America. Accessible during screening period only.)

Participation fee: Free


FILMINATION was 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

Management Company: NHK Cosmomedia America Inc.
Location: 100 Broadway 15th Floor, New York NY 10005
Service launch: 1991
Established: 2015
URL: https://tvjapan.net/

Organization: The Japan Foundation
President: Hiroyasu Ando
Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Establishment: The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 as a special corporation under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and became an independent administrative institution on October 1, 2003.