The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a crucial platform for people to access Japanese films that might not otherwise be screened locally. JFF provides opportunities for people to gather offline and online, under the aim of building an extensive bridge between the Japanese film industry and Asia-Pacific cinephiles, and to raise interest in Japanese culture. It promises and consistently delivers a wide variety of films, ranging from comedies to dark horrors and is sure to showcase the uniqueness of Japanese story-telling.
JFF has been a mainstay in Singapore’s vibrant film festival landscape for decades. First started in 1983, the main objective of the festival is to promote the appreciation of Japanese cinema and culture in Singapore, and to deepen the bonds within the community of Japanese film fans. In the past 3 years, the festival has averaged close to 4,000 annual attendees.
Through the trial of fire that 2020 has been, this year’s edition is a hybrid model – with both films screening online via Shaw Kinolounge and in physical theatres at Shaw Lido.More Information