Japan Film Festival Guide

Finding out (English) information about film festivals in Japan is nothing short of painful. To be honest, it’s not much easier in Japanese! So I decided to set up my own list…a kind of Japanese Film Festival Guide (not to be confused with the ‘Japanese Film Festival’ in Australia).

For my own education and reference I started up this page, which I hope will evolve into a full-fledged guide to the festivals here. It is a moving target as many festivals seem to wither and die.

For now, here’s a rough list. All of these seem to be still alive.

[bspanel title=”Takasaki”]http://takasaki.film.gunma.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Sapporo”]http://www.spotrights.jp/Index.aspx[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Osaka”]http://www.oaff.jp/2015/ja/index.html[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Okinawa”]http://oimf.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Okuradashi (Hiroshima)”]http://www.okuradashi.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Tokyo”]http://2015.tiff-jp.net/ja/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Odawara”]http://www.odawara-cinema.com/home/index.html[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Kagawa”]http://www.kagawa-rff.org/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Shinyuri (Kawasaki)”]http://www.siff.jp/siff2014/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Gifu”]http://gifuasia.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Kyoto International Student”]http://www.kisfvf.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Kiryu Short (Gunma)”]http://ksff.main.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Kyoto International Indies”]http://kyoto-media-arts-lab.jp/indies/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Sanuki (Kagawa, Shikoku)”]http://www.sanukieigasai.com/index.html[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Down Town Taito Comedy FF”]http://www.shitacome.jp/2015/index.shtml[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Shimato (Koichi, Shikoku)”]http://40010ff.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Short Shorts”]http://www.shortshorts.org/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Shintoku Kusou no Mori (Hokkaido)”]http://www.kuusounomori.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Skip City (Saitama)”]http://www.skipcity-dcf.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Sumida”]http://www.sumidafilm.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Sendai Short”]http://www.shortpiece.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Tanabe Benkei (Wakayama)”]http://www.tbff.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Tarazuka”]http://takarazukaeiga.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Tama Cinema Forum”]http://www.tamaeiga.org/2014/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Chigasaki”]http://chigasakieigasai.jimdo.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”ChitaHantou Film Festival (Aichi)”]http://chitaff.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Tokyo Student”]http://www.tougakusai.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Tokyo Filmex”]http://filmex.net/2014/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Toho Cinema Student”]http://www.gakuseieigasai.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Nara”]http://nara-iff.jp/2014/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”West Tokyo”]http://www.nishitokyo-cinema.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Hamamatsu”]http://www.hamamatsu-eigasai.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”PIA”]http://pff.jp/english/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Hiroshima International Animation Festival (every 2 years)”]http://hiroanim.org/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Fukui”]http://www.f-eiga.atz.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Mito Short Film (Ibaraki)”]http://mitotanpen.jp/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Yamagata Doc Fest”]http://www.yidff.jp/home.html[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Yubari”]http://yubarifanta.com/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”YUFUIN (Kyushu)”]http://www.d-b.ne.jp/yufuin-c/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Yufuin (different?)”]http://movie.geocities.jp/nocyufuin/home.html[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Yokohama”]http://homepage3.nifty.com/yokohama-eigasai/[/bspanel]
[bspanel title=”Yonago”]http://yonagoeizofestival.org/[/bspanel]

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