Selected young filmmakers will create three-minute short samurai films using the open sets in Toei Studios Kyoto and Shochiku Kyoto Studios. An authentic traditional Jidaigeki-making experience is provided, using almost the same facilities and equipment for feature filmmaking, including JIDAIGEKI permanent sets, props, lighting, and costuming. Screenplays will be invited for entry from the participants in advance, and 2 screenplays among them will be selected by the Lab staff. Participants will be divided into 2 groups, the Toei and Shochiku teams, and each team will work together from scenario development to post-production, with production support by supervisors and professional staff from the studios. Participants will also join Masters Session to communicate with guests and lecturers.
The situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 is still unpredictable, but we are working to ensure safety and a fulfilling program.

The Report of Kyoto Filmmakers Lab 2022