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Watch the 20th JFF teaser trailer
Sneak peak
The JFF team are excited to bring you the first peek of this year's JFF 20th year anniversary line-up. We've screened tons of films, read through all your e-mails and Facebook messages, and selected 2016's finest offerings. You'll see the most-anticipated manga adaptations, in-depth docos, uplifting drama, and the most terrifying thrillers out of Japan.

Put on your earphones and check out the first teaser trailer by clicking the image above!
Still from The Top Secret


Main Program
We're committed to bringing Australia the best of Japanese cinema, that's why we're touring six major cities once again, Save the date!

Canberra 14–16 Oct & 21–23 Oct
Adelaide 21–23 Oct & 28–30 Oct
Brisbane 26–30 Oct
Perth 2–6 Nov
Sydney 17–27 Nov
Melbourne 24 Nov–4 Dec

We'll make sure you'll find out first when tickets go on sale.

Click here to preview the line-up on the new JFF website.
Still from Imai's Yuki-Snow Fairy


Classics Program
This year's Classic program will bring rare 16mm and 35mm films by little known independent directors of post-war Japan, Tadashi Imai and Shindo Kaneto. Classics will screen for free in both Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW and in Melbourne at ACMI Cinemas.

Sydney 8 Oct–6 Nov
(Film schedule now available)

Melbourne 24 Nov–4 Dec

See the Classics Program here
View the regional mini program


Mini Program
We're bringing the JFF Mini Program of three free films to a wider network, with new locations around Australia.

Alice Springs
Broken Hill
Gold Coast

Click here for the Mini line-up and schedule.
Add to my watch list!
Did you know?
You can now create a movie watch list on the JFF website without logging in or signing up!

Just click on the 'Add to watch list' button in individual film pages. You can access your list through the 'My Favourites' page under the 'My JFF' menu item. (Cookies must be enabled.)
Test the new site function!


Head to the MAF site
Melbourne are you ready?
Madman Anime Festival (MAF) is a brand new event coming up on the weekend of 3-4 Sept 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Celebrate Japanese pop culture with a range of international guests, exciting exhibitors and events, and more!

We're giving away double weekend passes for MAF in Melbourne to you and a friend! Join the draw by emailing competitions@jpf.org.au with 'Take me to MAF' as the subject. Deadline on 29 Aug at 12pm.
Visit the MAF site
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Japanese Film Festival
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

General Enquiries: japanesefilmfestival@jpf.org.au
Phone: (02) 8239 0055
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