Ginza×CSR・CSV Vol.16 Ginza Social Film Festival
The 16th part of the Ginza×CSR series introduces the Ginza Social Film Festival centered in Ginza in which social-themed documentaries are shown and the audience participates in discussions. We spoke with Osamu Nishimura, Hiromasa Kataoka and Yoshiko Takahashi from Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co. who are the main organizers of the film festival as well as staff from partner companies and volunteer staff.
©Wadi Rum Films
Hiromasa Kataoka of Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co.
Yukari Watanabe of Cetus & General Press, Inc.
Yoshiko Takahashi of Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co.
Osamu Nishimura of Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co.
Mayumi Fujii of Kunitachi Chiiki Colabo
Yuriho Nakano of Ohkawa Printing Co.
Ginza Social Film Festival
Meeting for showing highly socially relevant documentaries that has been held since 2013. Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co. is the organizer and cosponsors are Cetus & General Press Inc. and Alterna. The film festival began with an idea from Nishimura of Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., and was achieved with cooperation from Rie Kuroi, then working at Cetus & General Press Inc. (currently a representative of DKdo). Emi Ninagawa of Fancl Corporation, Hiroko Shigematsu of Maruhan Corporation and others soon joined as volunteers. Although Rie Kuroi is no longer involved, many volunteers are cooperating on the highly socially relevant project that gives rise to collaborations between companies in Ginza and is very important as a platform for speaking about social issues.
Alterna consultant Offered services in marketing, communication, business strategy and new business development activities for foreign-affiliated IT companies, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. After going independent in 2008, Sugiyama now participates in educational projects for solving social challenges, assists cooperative alliances between companies and NPOs, and offers consulting for CSR activities and practical assistance.
Writer: Karin Sugiyama Planning/editing: Alterna