The JFF 2014 International tour continues! Melbourne's special guests announced + tickets on sale! 
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Special Guests in Melbourne
The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) welcomes five special guests to Melbourne’s programming this year! Please join us in welcoming: 

Keishi Otomo (Pictured, director)
Here for the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy, this is one movie marathon that fans would not want to miss. But be prepared, it will be one long marathon! 

Starting with the original instalment, Rurouni Kenshin, a Q&A session with Keishi Otomo will follow before a back-to-back screening of the two-part sequel, Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin – The Legend Ends. A final Q&A session with Keishi will conclude the event. 

Catch Otomo at the Rurouni Kenshin marathon: 
Saturday 29 November from 13:00  Hoyts Melbourne Central
Yuki Himura (Pictured on the left, actor and comedian) + Kazushi Watanabe (Pictured below, director) 
Appearing for the world premiere of Samurai of the Dead, actor Yuki Himura and director Kazushi Watanabe will be coming to Melbourne! 

To welcome Yuki and Kazushi for this momentous occasion, we want you to come dressed as a zombie or samurai for this screening. The incentive? See Festival staff in festive gear for a free JFF ticket. 

Catch Yuki and Kazushi at the world premiere of Samurai of the Dead
Monday 1 December, 18:30 Hoyts Melbourne Central


(Left: Kazushi Watanabe & Right: Seishiro Nishida)

Kiyoshi Sasabe (Pictured below,director) + Seishiro Nishida (Pictured above, actor and producer) 
Kiyoshi Sasabe is no stranger to the JFF having three of his films previously shown in the program - My S.O. Has Got Depression (2011), Yunagi City, Sakura Country (2007) and Sea without Exit (2006). This year, two of his films are featured in the 2014 JFF – Three Sisters and Tokyo Refugees

Seishiro Nishida is an actor and producer. He makes a cameo appearance in Tokyo Refugees and plays the role of the father in Three Sisters, which he also co-produced

Catch them both at the following screenings: 
Three Sisters
Thursday 4 December, 18:05
ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Tokyo Refugees
Friday 5 December, 18:30
ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

An intimate Q&A will follow directly after each screening so come prepared with questions and cameras!

For more information, visit our Special Events section on our homepage.
Melbourne Tickets On Sale Now! 
Thank you so much for your patience as we worked through ticketing delays. We will be honouring the early bird ticket prices for two weeks starting from today until 13 November inclusive.
Early bird: Adult $16 | Concession $14 | JPF Member $13
From 14 Nov onwards, regular ticket prices resume.

Regular ticketing: Adult $18 | Concession $15 | JPF Member $13 |
5-Film Pass $55 (venue specific and must be purchased in one transaction)

All available via the JFF website, touring to a local city near you.

Come and visit us!

Did you know that the JFF is presented and run by The Japan Foundation, Sydney? We look forward to bringing more of Japan to you, now from our new home, Central Park. Drop by and say hi!

Next Stops: 

Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne - we are on our way! A reminder that tickets are on sale now with some popular titles selling out fast so be sure to grab your ticket early to avoid disappointment. 
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