The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of ‘Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere,’ the program was launched in 2016 for 10 ASEAN countries and Australia. We continued holding the Festivals with the latest Japanese films while expanding our network to include countries like China, Russia, and India. In the 2019-20 year, we held festivals in 56 cities in 12 countries, watched by more than 170,000 viewers.
This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, we hold a “JFF Plus Online Festival for online viewing in the following 20 countries.
Countries where the festival is to be held (in alphabetical order) Asia: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam Australasia: Australia, New Zealand Americas: USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil Middle East/Africa: Egypt Europe: Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary.
We are also sharing the content on the latest trends in Japanese cinema on our official website.
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. With the objective of deepening mutual understanding between the people of Japan and other countries/regions, our various activities and information services create opportunities for people-to-people interactions.
In addition to its Tokyo headquarters, the Japan Foundation has 24 offices in 23 countries (including two Asia Center liaison offices), as well as the Kyoto Office and two Japanese-language institutes in Japan.