The Japanese Film Festival is one of the oldest country-based film festivals in Singapore, which is apt given that Japan is one of the countries with whom Singapore has had the longest relationships. Furthermore, this year marks the 55th anniversary of Singapore-Japan relations – SJ55. What better way to celebrate this friendship than with an excellent line-up of contemporary and classic Japanese films?
JFF aims to showcase the best of Japanese contemporary and classic cinema. The festival’s hope is that film will bring about more awareness of and raise interest in Japanese culture in its many diverse manifestations. Building on the close relationship, this year’s festival celebrates a re-introduction to the many expressions of Japanese cinema genres.
2020 was a trying year for festivals. In fact, no industry was spared. It was the first time that JFF, and many other film festivals, had to adapt to the COVID-19 lockdown reality. Many thought that this year would see a return to normalcy. Alas, it is not to be. However, this time, armed with the past year’s experience, JFF 2021 is more prepared and even more ambitious, working with more partners and showcasing more programmes that will hopefully be enjoyed by both long-time followers and new audiences.
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