The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is one of the oldest country-based film festivals in Singapore, having started in 1983. It is a gateway for many into the wondrous world of Japanese cinema and culture.

JFF aims to showcase the best of Japanese contemporary and classic cinema. The festival is curated in hopes that film will bring about more awareness of and raise interest in Japanese culture in its many diverse manifestations. This year’s festival welcomes a diverse line-up that showcases uniquely charming, powerful, unsettling and intimate stories of human relationships and lived experiences.

After 2 years of adapted hybrid festivals, JFF is back this year, full force, completely in cinemas.

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Japan Creative Centre (JCC) was established in 2009 through agreement between Japan and Singapore as a base to showcase Japanese culture and also to disseminate information on Japan to Singaporeans. With the underlying theme of “Innovation and Tradition” it creates a space for many to experience the charms of Japan and holds a wide variety of events to help nurture a better understanding of Japan. Going on its 13th year, JCC will continue to explore new and exciting programmes to better engage with the people of Singapore.
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The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 as a special legal entity to undertake international cultural exchange and was subsequently recognised as an independent administrative institution in October 2003. The Foundation consists of a head office in Tokyo, a branch office in Kyoto, two Japanese-language institutes (Urawa and Kansai), and 25 overseas offices in 24 countries. It aims to cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the world, and create global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue.

Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project by The Japan Foundation to create a platform to raise ASEAN audiences’ interest in Japanese films and to draw in a larger crowd. The JFF provides opportunities for people to gather offline and online, under the vision of building an extensive bridge between the Asia-Pacific film market and the Japanese film industry. To increase people’s interest in Japanese films and to create new market opportunities for Japanese films, three schemes are planned: strengthening the network by carrying out Japanese film festivals in ASEAN countries and Australia, organising PR events that fans can participate in, and constructing an online platform.

Since 2017, Japanese Film Festival in Singapore has been carried out as a part of the JFF project, initiated by The Japan Foundation.

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Singapore Film Society (SFS) is the largest organiser of film festivals in Singapore. They have collaborated with a wide range of partners – from theatrical distributors to diplomatic missions to academic and cultural institutions – to present the best of international cinema in Singapore. SFS is renowned and popular for its leading-edge programming and organisational skills in film festival management and marketing.

Some of our key events include the annual European Union Film Festival, Japanese Film Festival, and the Singapore Chinese Film Festival. The mission statement of the Singapore Film Society has been to promote film appreciation as art and entertainment, as we hope to bridge the gap between art house cinema and the commercial film industry.

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