Okinawa 2014: School Girls, Gorillas and Movie Stars Walk the Red Carpet

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.