The festival was launched in Seattle in 2001, relocated to Culver City, California and has been settled in Hiroshima, Japan for the past five years. The Damah Hiroshima event has been rebranded and will continue as the Hiroshima International Film Festival. Damah is a Hebrew word which means metaphor or parable.
“It is a double win for us. The Hiroshima International Film Festival will continue to grow and expand, and Damah will continue in Tokyo,” said Damah’s co-founder and President of the board of Directors, Mark Joseph
Mayumi Fukuhara, who , worked for many years at Tokyo International Film Festival, is set as the festival’s director. Damah will partner with the Tokyo-based Metaventure Corporation,