7 October 2015
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Full steam ahead!

Last Saturday, we screened An Actor's Revenge as part of JFF Classics in Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW. We're now getting ready to kick off the Principal Program in Canberra!

Meanwhile, look out for our Festival trailer in participating cinemas and on World Movies!
Mikako Tabe (left) with cast members Tori Matsuzaka (middle) and Fumino Kimura (right).

Mikako Tabe (left) with cast members Tori Matsuzaka (middle) and Fumino Kimura (right).

Sydney Special Guests
Tomorowo Taguchi and Mikako Tabe

Catch our special guest screenings in Sydney for Piece of Cake! Following the film screening on Saturday, 7 November, Director Taguchi will discuss the film in a Q&A session. Piece of Cake marks the director's third feature film. However, he is also a veteran actor who debuted in a starring role with cult favourite Tetsuo: The Iron Man and appeared in films such as Gantz, A Drop of the Grapevine, and Kabukicho Love Hotel.

On Monday evening, 9 November we will be joined by both Director Taguchi and lead actor Mikako Tabe for the special guest Q&A of Piece of Cake. Mikako has appeared in various films such as From Me To You (Kimi ni Todoke) and Liar Game: Reborn. She also plays one of the main characters in Midnight Diner screening in Sydney and Melbourne at this year's JFF.

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Sydney + Melbourne
Themed Screenings

This year, we're introducing themed screenings in Sydney and Melbourne. Get ready for extra fun at JFF with lucky door prizes to be won! See what's in store for Sydney below. (Melbourne themed screenings to be announced next week.)
The confused lead character in Poison Berry in My Brain

Girls Day Out with
Poison Berry in My Brain

We can't think of a better film to watch on a movie date with the girls! Festival partner Shu Uemura Art of Hair are giving away lucky door gift bags with their lush hair care products. Join us on Saturday, 14 November at 1:30pm.

To all the men reading this, don't back away too quickly—if you're curious about what goes on in a woman's head then maybe this film can shed some light!

Festival Blog now available

Cyberpunk Genre Bend with
Ghost in the Shell

Come dressed up in your favourite character with a cyberpunk twist at our screening of Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie on Monday, 9 November screening at 8:20pm, Events George Street. Festivities start from 6:00pm.

Join the cosplay fun, whether in costume or not, hang out with other cosplayers before the film starts and get your picture taken at our photobooth.

Prizes to be given away for best cosplay include JFF film passes and a Kinokuniya gift voucher!
As the Gods Will

Survival of the Best Dressed

Share the spirit with AS THE GODS WILL characters and come in your best Battle Royale-inspired school boy or school girl outfit at our Friday, 13 November screening, Events George Street.

The film starts at 6:15pm and you're all invited to stick around after the film to take photobooth snaps or to play with some of the traditional Japanese toys which appear in the film!

Prizes to be won include daruma dolls (not the creepy kind) and a Kinokuniya gift voucher for the best dressed.
The hole-in-the-wall Midnight Diner and its mysterious chef

Foodie Night

Midnight Diner

Celebrate Japanese food culture at our Foodie Night screening of Midnight Diner on Friday, 6 November at 8:30pm at Events George Street. Join and you might walk away with a gift voucher from our restaurant partner, Yayoi Garden.

Midnight Diner revolves around a hole-in-the-wall eatery which only opens at midnight and serves Japanese comfort food. There's no lack of quirky patrons in this little izakaya.
Princess Jellyfish film page on the JFF site

Website Updates

We've added trailers to each film page on our website. Some of them don't have subtitles but don't be alarmed, all films will have English subtitles at the Festival!
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Festival Blog

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Film still for Kabukicho Love Hotel

Hey Brisbane!

Meet hotel manager Toru and a string of interesting guests when you check into a Tokyo “love hotel” on Fri 6 Nov, 6pm at The Australian Cinémathèque, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Kabukicho Love Hotel is the final film in a trilogy of special screenings in the lead up to the second Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) and the prestigious 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

Win a double pass to the above screening of Kabukicho Love Hotel by emailing competitions@jpf.org.au with your name and the subject 'BAPFF'.


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ERRATUM: To our Sydney Patrons, we got the dates wrong in the last early bird ticket announcement. The festival is from 5-15 November.

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