Japanese Film Festival Australia

Yokoso! Welcome to the 21st Japanese Film Festival!

The JFF, brought to you by the Japan Foundation, brings the best Japanese cinema of 2017 to audiences around Australia. This year’s program shares a spectrum of emotions and human experiences, and boldly delves into new territory for Japanese cinema. Sensitive portrayals of modern families and stories of diversity, acceptance, and resilience sit alongside old favourites of action, mystery, and comedy.

For anime-lovers and families, ANCIEN AND THE MAGIC TABLET shares an adventure through fantasy and reality, while crime and mystery fans will enjoy MEMOIRS OF A MURDERER.

Our comedy selection will have you in stitches with quirky tales of misfortune and serendipity such as MY UNCLE. If you’re in the mood for sophisticated drama, you can choose from a range of critically-acclaimed titles like HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER.

And don’t forget MUMON: THE LAND OF STEALTH for some ninja action extravaganza! Or perhaps something more melancholic like THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE?

Festival dates

Canberra 13-15 & 20-22 at Dendy, Canberra Centre.

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Adelaide 19-22 October at GU Filmhouse Adelaide (128 Hindley St)

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Brisbane 25-29 October at Event Cinemas, Brisbane City Myer Centre

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Perth 1-5 November at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington

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Sydney 16-26 November at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

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Melbourne 23 November – 3 December at ACMI and Hoyts Melbourne Central

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