Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Little Kyota Neon Hood (Kyota no houkago)

Mohaq - ages 8+

Satsuki Okawa / Short Narrative / Japan / 2012 / 20 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Japanese / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Youth
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


In Competition

Ten year old Kyota lives in Kiryu City with his single mother. There are two items he cannot live without – a worn out English vocabulary book and a disaster prevention hood. One day Kyota's English teacher Tim, who returned to England after an earthquake, comes back to his school.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Satsuki Ohkawa graduated from the Nihon University's film school, and was then accepted in the graduate film programme at Columbia University. She has received awards for best short and for music for her thesis film ‘Tidy Up’ (2011). Her follow-up film, ‘Kyota no Hokago’, was selected as one of the best 10 films at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival.


Satsuki Okawa
Satsuki Okawa
Satsuki Okawa, Takeshi Tanaka
Satsuki Okawa
Shiro Chiba
Production Company
Short Shorts Film Festival
Andrew Dow, Kaede Tsuchiya, Misa Shimizu

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