Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow! See you on Januray 4th!

It seems like 2010 just started, but lo and behold we're on the eve of 2011. It's been a busy year of globetrotting, film fest organizing and attending, writing and of course a whole lot of movie watching! Now it's time for everyone here at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow - Chris MaGee, Bob Turnbull, Marc Saint-Cyr, Matthew Hardstaff and Eric Evans - to take a bit of a holiday break. We'll be back to regular posts on January 4th, 2011, but until then we'd like to wish all of our regular readers a very Merry Christmas メリークリスマス, Happy Hanukkah, and a very Happy New Year 謹賀新年! We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank a few folks who have made 2010 a great year for the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow...

Jasper Sharp, Tom Mes and the crew at Midnight Eye, Masayuki Suzuki, Toshi Aoyagi, Kate Scullin and the Japan Foundation Toronto, Marty Gross and Lalu Danzker, James Heron and the staff at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Gen Takahashi, Yukie Kito, Keiko Kusakabe, Samuel Jamier and the staff of the Japan Society New York, Kayoko Nakanishi, Emi Ueyama, Miho Toda and Hogaholic, Jon Jung, and Josh Samford at the V-Cinema Podcast, Adam Lopez and the crew of the After Dark Film Festival, Sonia Jog, Chris Chin and the crew of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Maria Klomfass, Petra Palmer, and the crew at Nippon Connection, Kanako Hayashi and the staff at Tokyo Filmex, Akiko Ohata and the staff of the Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival, Daniel Hanna and the staff at Eyesore Cinema, Adam Torel and Third Window Films, Nobuaki Doi and CALF, Don Brown, Yuka Mizuno, Karen Severns and the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Kanai Katsu, Momoko Ando, Shaq, Tokachi Tsuchiya, Yasunobu Takahashi, Reiko Tahara, Todd Brown, Andrew Mack and Twitch Film, Jason Gray, John Berra and Gabriel Solomon at Intellect Books, Robert J. Woodhead, Natsumi Ueki and the staff at AnimEigo, Kurt Halfyard, John Allison and the staff at Row Three, Trista Devries and the staff of Toronto Film Scene, Catherine Munroe Hotes, Linda Hoaglund, Rieko Fuji and Viz Pictures, Stephanie Trepanier and Evokative Films, Shannon the Movie Moxie, Robyn Dranfield, Polly Esther, Grady Hendrix and the New York Asian Film Festival, Marc Walkow, Tetsuki Ijichi and Tidepoint Puictures, Akino Kondoh, Naomi Hocura, Brandon Hocura and Vowls, Takuya Fukushima, Edmund Yeo, Yuki Nakamura and Omni TV, Kieran Grant and the staff at Eye Weekly, Masaki Iwana, Kayoko Tombo, Miki Ohi and the staff of the Pia Film Festival, Fujiko Takeyama, Kenta Fudesaka, Rie Natori and the staff at UniJapan.

We leave you all with a bit of Shonen Knife and "All I Want for Christmas"! Enjoy Everyone!

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