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One of the dinner gala’s main events was a celebrity tribute to legendary Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910 - Sept 6, 1998) on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

:: Click here to see the launch of the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film digital filmmaking programs with a sneak preview of never-seen before footage of Akira Kurosawa directing "Ran" on location

The ground-breaking masterpieces of the Academy Award winning Film maker, Film Producer and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa have inspired such screenplay writers and film directors as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Oliver Stone. Akira Kurosawa was one of the greatest filmmakers of our time inspiring such classic movies as Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven, and A Fistful of Dollars.

FREE SCREENING OF AKIRA KUROSAWA'S SEVEN SAMURAI To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa's birth, the Green Planet Film Awards held a free screening of one of Akira Kurosawa's most highly acclaimed movies, "Seven Samurai" featuring and open floor Q & A session on March 23rd at the Bonaventure Hotel's San Diego Room in LA from 12 pm with Japanese Directors Shinya Tsukamoto, Hitoshi Iwamoto and Ken Ochiai. To read a biography on Akira Kurosawa, click here

 Organized by: Grand Sponsor:   Organized by:
Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film
Bonaventure Hotel The Academia Foundation, a non-profit public charity
Christie Digital Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Asiana Airlines All Nippon Airways (ANA)
 Endorsed by:
Japan Society Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles Japan Foundation Los Angeles Korean Film Council (KOFIC)
Korean Cultural Center
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles Japan Korea Society
 International Partners:
short shorts film festival & Asia Korea Green Foundation Green Film Festival in Seoul Arthouse Momo

The Academia Foundation