What is Okinawa International Movie Festival??
Hi, everyone! From Thursday April 20th to Sunday April 23rd, “The 9th Okinawa International Movie Festival Laugh & Peace”or another title, “OH!KINASAI 2017” is going to be held. There will be various events everywhere on Okinawa island during this period of time. For an example, events will be held at city halls, civic halls or even at public schools.
Movie lovers, fans of comedians or event lovers! Why don’t you participate in some of the events on a convenient day at nearby venues!
This year OH!KINASAI aims to raise awareness about SDGs. You might wonder what is SDGs. I felt the same way, after research, I learnt it means “The Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).”Its goal/aim is to eradicate extreme poverty by year 2030 and build a sustainable future. All of us would like to contribute to create a world full of smiles and laughter by 2030!
I felt so motivated to participate some of the events after learning this wonderful theme or goal of this Festival.
On April 20th, various exhibitions or events will start. Some people might wonder which events they should go or join. Here are some of the recommended events at various venues below. Of course, there are other fun events and exhibitions at different locations, so please visit the official website and check the schedule yourself too. Especially, on Saturday 22nd April, our star Eichael Jackson is going to perform at at Tenpusu Hiroba. Why not invite your family and friends to enjoy her performance!?
Recommended event schedule
Naminoue Umisora Park 16:30～Opening Ceremony（Ayako Kisa, others）
Naminoue Umisora Park 10:50～ Eisa（ItomanNishizaki Youth Association）
11:00～ Comedy Special（Trendyangel, others）
12:30～ Dance Performance（Hitoridedekirumon, others）
14:00～ Asisa Zenbude Okina Stage
Tenbusu Hiroba Stage 12:00～Yoshimoto Okinawa Kaguths presents Comedy & Performance( Trendyangel, others）
14:00～Yoshimoto Okinawa Kaguths presents Comedy & Performance(Eichael Jackson,others）
MihamaAmericanVillage 12:00～2nd Okinawa International Costume play Festival Opening (R藤本他)
13:00～2nd Okinawa International Costume play Festival Parade
16:00～2nd Okinawa International Costume play Festival Talk Show
17:00～2nd Okinawa International Costume play Festival Closing
Ginowan Tropical Beach 10:00～Opening Ceremony
10:30～Swimming with everybody
（Penalty, RG , others）
(Penalty, RG, Ayumi Oya, others)
Expo Park 10:40～Cyuraumi Comedy live show
（Masashi Kumada, Cassis Orange）
11:45～Yanbaru film Event
12:40～Cyuraumi Comedy live show
Nakagusuku Catsle Ruin
（Fruits Punch、8.6Sec.bazooka, others）
Naha Kokusai Street 12:00～Red Carpet
Especially, the final day on Sunday 23rd, “Red Carpet” event will be held at Naha Kokusai Street. It is the main event for this festival. Everybody has been looking forward to this event.
You can see the parade of many stars, famous individuals or comedians whom we normally only can see on the screen at home. You may even feel like being at Hollywood.
It will start from 12:00, but we strongly recommend those who wish to participate this event to arrive earlier by either public bus, taxi or even on foot. It is wise to avoid arriving at the venue by your own vehicle due to heavy traffic jam being expected on the day of the event. For those who are planning to come by public bus, we advise you to confirm bus route and time table on the official website of film Festival due to the schedule change on the day of the event. Let’s have fun this weekend in Okinawa!