The Okinawa International Movie Festival sees a variety of stars from Tokyo and abroad descend on the southern island every year. Proceedings kicked off with the annual red carpet ceremony on the beach with stars arriving to greet the people of Okinawa before a week's worth of movies, live events and performances by some of Japan's most popular entertainers and celebrities.
Check out the gallery below to see the filmmakers and stars who were present at this year's event.
Mana Ashida, recognizable from her appearance in Pacific Rim, is here with director Yukisada Isao promoting The Round Table.
Goto Hirohito is a regular face at the festival, returning with his own special 'Deru-Cine' film and masked superhero El Syuriken. Goto films scenes with members of the public in the morning then edits them together with pre-filmed footage for the afternoon screening making each performance utterly unique.
The cast and crew of F*ck You, Goethe, including director Bora Dagtekin and star Elyas M'Barek on the right.
Director Yong-hwa Kim makes an appearance with baseball gorilla, Mr. Go.
Popular comedian and one half of comedy duo 'Ninety-nine' Okamura Takashi.
Members of Idol group NMB48 arrive in support of NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Returns.
Comedian Oshima Miyuki, star of Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats.
The cast of Golden SHISA Award winner One Third with director Shinagawa Hiroshi center.
Members of the jury Narahashi Yoko (far left), Nakajima Sadao (center), Gary Tang (back), Higa Etsuko (center right) and producer Kazuyoshi Okuyama (far right)