The Council on East Asian Studies, together with the Film Studies Program sponsors regular series of Japanese films in 35mm every year. Since being selected to join FIAF, the Yale Film Study Center has been able to arrange for prints coming from the National Film Center in Tokyo. Under the leadership of Professor Aaron Gerow, graduate students have been able to interact with many legendary filmmakers who come to Yale for short term visits. Among the most notable have been: Shinoda Masahiro, Koreeda Hirokazu, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Hani Susumu, Obayashi Nobuhiko, and Aoyama Shinji. Other series have presented silent films, some including Benshi or musical accompaniment.