Japanese Film Festival

Japanese Film Festival

Experience the fascinating world of Japanese films and TV dramas for free!

The 3rd edition of the JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2024 event will feature up to 23 films and 2 TV dramas (total of 20 episodes) that can be streamed for free in 27 countries and regions. The full list of films and TV dramas is already out and available HERE!

We invite you to join us in this exciting celebration of Japanese films and TV dramas.

Download the festival’s e-flyer HERE

 

  STREAMING PERIOD*  
5 June 2024 (from 11AM onwards) – 3 July 2024 (until 11AM)

  SCHEDULE  
June 5 (11AM)–19 (11AM), 2024: 23 films
June 19 (11AM)–July 3 (11AM), 2024: 2 TV dramas

  SUBTITLES  
English, Malay and Chinese subtitles available

 

  Festival Full Lineup  

LIST OF FILMS & TV SHOWS

 

 1ST PERIOD: 5 JUNE (11 AM) – 19 JUNE (11 AM) 

 

19 FEATURE FILMS

  1. ANIME SUPREMACY! (ハケンアニメ!)
    d. YOSHINO Kohei / 2022 / 128 min / Drama, Anime, Business
  2. Baby Assassins (ベイビーわるきゅーれ)
    d. SAKAMOTO Yugo / 2021 / 95 min / Action, Comedy, Youth
  3. BL Metamorphosis (メタモルフォーゼの縁側)
    d. KARIYAMA Shunsuke / 2022 / 118 min / Drama
  4. FATHER OF THE MILKY WAY RAILROAD (銀河鉄道の父)
    d. NARUSHIMA Izuru / 2023 / 128 min / Family, Drama, Biography
  5. I am what I am (そばかす)
    d. TAMADA Shinya / 2022 / 104 min / Drama
  6. I Go GaGa: Welcome Home, Mom (ぼけますから よろしくお願いします ~おかえり母さん~)
    d. NOBUTOMO Naoko / 2022 / 101 min / Documentary, Family
  7. JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO, aka KIMBA THE WHITE LION (ジャングル大帝 劇場版)
    d. TAKEUCHI Yoshio / 1966 / 75 min / Animation, Classic
  8. KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION (騙し絵の牙)
    d. YOSHIDA Daihachi / 2021 / 113 min / Drama, Business, Mystery
  9. My Broken Mariko (マイ・ブロークン・マリコ)
    d. TANADA Yuki / 2022 / 85 min / Drama, Road Movie, Sisterhood
  10. School Meals Time Graduation (劇場版 おいしい給食 卒業)
    d. AYABE Shinya / 2022 / 104 min / Food, Comedy, Drama
  11. Single8 (Single8)
    d. KONAKA Kazuya / 2023 / 113 min / Drama, Youth, Sci-Fi
  12. The Handsome Suit (ハンサム★スーツ)
    d. HANABUSA Tsutomu / 2008 / 115 min / Comedy, Romance, Drama
  13. The Lines That Define Me (線は、僕を描く)
    d. KOIZUMI Nori /2022 /106 min  Drama, Youth
  14. The Lone Ume Tree (梅切らぬバカ)
    d. WAJIMA Kotaro / 2021 / 77 min / Family, Drama
  15. The Zen Diary (土を喰らう十二カ月)
    d. NAKAE Yuji /2022 /111 min / Food, Drama, Japanese Culture
  16. TWENTY-FOUR EYES (二十四の瞳)
    d. KINOSHITA Keisuke / 1954 / 156 min / Classic, Drama
  17. WEDDING HIGH (ウェディング・ハイ)
    d. OHKU Akiko / 2022 / 117 min / Comedy, Business, Drama
  18. We Made a Beautiful Bouquet (花束みたいな恋をした)
    d. DOI Nobuhiro /2021 /124 min / Drama, Romance
  19. WE’RE BROKE, MY LORD (大名倒産)
    d. MAEDA Tetsu / 2023 / 120 min / Comedy, Period Drama

 

4 SHORT HORROR FILMS (AWARED FROM THE 1ST JAPAN HORROR FILM COMPETITION)

  1. BEST WISHES TO ALL (みなに幸あれ)
    d. SHIMOTSU Yuta / 2023 / 11 min / Horror
  2. closet (closet)
    d. NAKANO Hiroto / 2023 / 8 min / Horror
  3. KARAKASA (傘カラカサ)
    d. YAMAMOTO Kenji / 2023 / 29 min / Horror
  4. The Invitation (招待)
    d. MIENO Hiroho / 2023 / 13 min / Horror

 

 2ND PERIOD: 19 JUNE (11 AM) – 3 JULY (11 AM) 

 

2 TV DRAMA SERIES

  1. Downtown Rocket (下町ロケット)
    d. FUKUZAWA Katsuo / 2015 / 10 episodes / TV Drama, Business
  2. RIKUOH (陸王)
    d. FUKUZAWA Katsuo / 2017 / 10 episodes / TV Drama, Business, Sports

 

>>WATCH ALL THE TRAILERS FOR EACH FILM HERE<<


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Apart from that, there will be special programs in conjunction with JFF ONLINE 2024, including physical events and quizzes. Stand a chance to win exclusive goodies which are for those who watch and answer questions based on the selected movies. The details are as follows:

 

1) JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2024: JFF Trivia ∼Dive into Japanese Cinema

Stand a chance to win some JFF ONLINE 2024-themed goodies by watching films and answering questions. From 10 diverse Japanese film selections, watch any 3 titles and answer a total of 9 questions (3 questions for each title), and walk away with prizes!

How to Join:

  1. Register and make an account on the JFF ONLINE 2024 Streaming Page, if you haven’t.
  2. Watch 3 films from any of the 10 selected films below, from start to finish. You may download all the questions HERE. Be sure to check the questions first before watching the selected films so that you may expect what to look for!
    • BL Metamorphosis (メタモルフォーゼの縁側)
    • FATHER OF THE MILKY WAY RAILROAD (銀河鉄道の父)
    • I Am What I Am (そばかす)
    • KIBA:THE FANGS OF FICTION (騙し絵の牙)
    • My Broken Mariko (マイ・ブロークン・マリコ)
    • School Meals Time – Graduation (劇場版 おいしい給食 卒業)
    • The Handsome Suit (ハンサム★スーツ)
    • The Lone Ume Tree (梅切らぬバカ)
    • TWENTY-FOUR EYES (二十四の瞳)
    • WEDDING HIGH (ウェディング・ハイ)
  1. Submit your answers for 3 of the films that you’ve watched on Google Form.
  2. As the form does not automatically track which films you answer for, make sure you take note of the ones you did.
  3. Once you’re done answering for all 3 films, hit submit and you’re good to go. Good luck!

Submit your answers here:  https://forms.gle/juZn2P8vKnVehQtb6

Submission deadline: 20 June 2024

 

2) JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2024: Nihongo Quiz   

Test your Japanese language skill and win some JFF ONLINE goodies!

Watch any 2 films from the 3 films listed below and submit your answers in Japanese. Japanese subtitles are also available for these titles.

How to Join:

  1. Register and make an account on the JFF ONLINE 2024 Streaming Page, if you haven’t.
  2. Watch 2 films from any of the 3 selected films below, from start to finish.
    • JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO, aka KIMBA THE WHITE LION (ジャングル大帝 劇場版)
    • School Meals Time Graduation (劇場版 おいしい給食 卒業)
    • The Lines That Define Me ( 線は、僕を描く)
  3. Download and print out the Nihongo Quiz Template together with the Answer Sheet. Then, handwrite your answers for 2 of the films that you’ve watched. Answers must be written in Japanese only.
  4. Scan or take a photo of your Answer Sheet and upload to the Nihongo Quiz Google Form link below. If there is an error, please email a photo of your answers to thejapanfoundationkl@gmail.com instead.

Click here to submit your answer : https://forms.gle/mfhNajfrmvNnkiTk8

Submission deadline: 20 June 2024

 

3) JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2024: Conversation with Anime Creators
What is it like to be working in the Japanese anime industry? Join us for a conversation as we chat with the CEO of Polygon Pictures, and two of their animators/anime creators – to learn more about the highs and lows of the animation industry in Japan and Malaysia. From doodles to dreams, they will also share about their journey; how they got into the industry and their current feeling and thoughts, working in the Japanese anime industry.

Date: 9 June 2024 (Sunday)

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: JFKL Library, 18th Floor, Block B, Northpoint, No. 1, Medan Syed Putra Selatan, 59200, Kuala Lumpur

Admission/Bookings: Admission is FREE. Prior booking is REQUIRED.

Click here to join:  https://forms.gle/Q3iLD7nTsXuYmwSD8

 

4) JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2024: Horror Night @MMU
Get ready to feel the shivers up your spine as you attend our Horror Night @ MMU! In collaboration with Faculty of Cinematic Arts, Multimedia University, 4 awarded short horror films at the 1st Japan Horror Film Competition will be screened.

  • BEST WISHES TO ALL (みなに幸あれ)
  • closet (closet)
  • KARAKASA (傘カラカサ)
  • The Invitation (招待)

Date: 12 June 2024 (Wednesday)

Time: 8:00PM

Venue: e-Theatre, Faculty of Cinematic Arts, Multimedia University – MMU Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Click here to join:  https://forms.gle/JZYdh1v4JFYYbbNx8

Disclaimer : Please note that the films screened at this event will be streamed from the festival’s website.

<Terms & Conditions>

  1. For those who have booked their ticket for the Horror Night @ MMU event, kindly redeem it at the registration desk in front of the cinema 10 minutes before the screening starts. If you fail to do so, your ticket will be released to walk-in guests.
  2. There is a possibility of a limited number of tickets being available for walk-in, subject to availability on the day of the screening.
  3. Kindly take note that it will be on a first-come, first-served basis for walk-in audiences.

 


 

Check out for more details on JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2024 Official Website at https://jff.jpf.go.jp/watch/jffonline2024

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Download the e-flyer HERE and share it among your friends & family!

 Stay tuned for more exciting updates soon!