JFF Plus, The Japan Foundation’s Online Film Festival, Runs Through December 13

The Japan Foundation’s first online film festival, JFF Plus, began on Friday, December 4 and runs through Sunday, December 13. JFF Plus is showcasing more than 20 different Japanese films ranging from dramas, animation, and documentaries. And the best part about this is that all films are free to stream! Aiming to spread Japanese films overseas, the Japan Foundation held the first JFF (Japanese Film Festival) … Continue reading JFF Plus, The Japan Foundation’s Online Film Festival, Runs Through December 13

Fourteen Titles Available On-Demand for New York Japan CineFest’s First Online Festival

New York Japan CineFest Friday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, November 22 at 11:59 p.m. On-demand Online Registration: $1service fee (plus donation if you choose) An independent Japanese short film festival, New York Japan CineFest (NYJCF) is in its ninth year. Presented by Mar Creation, Inc., NYJCF  2020 is sponsored by platform provider CYBER-NY in partnership with Japan Information and Culture Center and … Continue reading Fourteen Titles Available On-Demand for New York Japan CineFest’s First Online Festival

Film Forum to Screen Japanese Movies Set in “Shitamachi”

Shitamachi Festival at Film Forum Friday, October 18 through Thursday, November 7 Film Forum – 209 W. Houston Street (between Varick Street and 6th Avenue) Admission: $15/$9 Film Forum members Shitamachi, a three-week, 38-film series spanning nearly eight decades of classic movies that are all set in “downtown” Tokyo, will run at Film Forum from Friday, October 18 through Thursday, November 7. The series is … Continue reading Film Forum to Screen Japanese Movies Set in “Shitamachi”
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French Institute Alliance Française to Screen Isao Takahata’s “Only Yesterday” at Animation First

The second edition of Animation First, the only U.S. festival dedicated to French animation, takes place this weekend, running from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27. Organized by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), a nonprofit dedicated to exploring the richness of French cultures, Animation First showcases the vast history, enduring ingenuity, and diversity of France’s renowned animation studios and schools. This year’s schedule … Continue reading French Institute Alliance Française to Screen Isao Takahata’s “Only Yesterday” at Animation First
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Asian American International Film Festival to Screen Four Japanese-Related Films

The Asian American International Film Festival kicked off last night with the screening of Searching, a thriller directed by 27-year-old Aneesh Chaganty, a former Google Creative Lab employee who spent two years developing, writing, and directing Google commercials. Tonight, AAIFF presents a very different kind of narrative, Yorozuya Detective Story, a quirky fantasy from director Touji Sawamura, who worked in an auto repair shop before … Continue reading Asian American International Film Festival to Screen Four Japanese-Related Films