July 9, 2019

The Damah International Film Festival Committee is excited to announce the next Damah International Film Festival in 2021! We received many kind words and support at the very first Damah International Film Festival this past May in Tokyo.We look forward to making new connections and growing our network globally as we prepare for the next festival! We have begun to plan for pre-events during the next year so please plan on joining us then.

Thank you for your continued interest and stay tuned because your story matters!

The Damah International Film Festival Committee

May 11, 2019

The 2019 Damah International Film Festival was held this year Tokyo, Japan on May 10th & May 11th.Twenty films were screened by an audience of independent filmmakers, actors.sponsors and film lovers at the Kitazawa Town Hall which was located in a trendy neighborhood town often referred to as “Shimokita.”

Director Ian Ebright “From the Sky” who was visually surprised to receive the grand prize award for the “Under 30” category had flown in from Seattle to be part of the festival.The “Under 15” prize winner, Director Ramesh Jai for “ “The Life!” From Ghana was not able to be present. The special “Audience Favorite” went to Director Atushi Nagao for “Memories Rewound.”

The eleven finalists were honored at the closing party with guests that included Juror Kanjiro Sakura, Jury President and Co-Founder of Damah, Mark Joseph among sponsors, festival volunteers and the filmmakers.

The Damah International Film Festival Committee

April 25, 2019

We were excited about Barry Cook’s participation with this year’s Damah Festival but due to a family emergency, he will not be able to travel to Japan at this time.  Our prayers are with Barry Cook and his family.  We hope to welcome Barry to Japan another time.

The Damah International Film Festival Committee