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Start Date: 1/8/2023 - End Date: 31/10/2023 :::

To shed light on the mini theaters that support the cinema culture of Japan, Japan Foundation brings to you a special program called JFF+ Independent Cinema 2023.

The project was accessed from over 150 countries and regions around the world, including Indonesia, the U.S., Australia, and Mexico, attracting interest from viewers from a wide range of ages, from teenagers through to the elderly. The project received a great response, with many positive comments received from viewers, and some of the streamed works were covered by overseas media.

A continuation from the initiative that was carried out from December 15, 2022, through June 15, 2023, this new lineup will feature 12 films (including 10 films recommended by 10 mini theaters and 2 films recommended by international film critics/film festival directors) and 10 videos introducing mini theaters.

These video that introduce each participating mini theater, their communities, and the feelings of their staff, is also included, in hopes to introduce the current state of cinema culture and regional culture in Japan from multiple angles.


1 August 2023 (from 4PM onwards) – 31 October 2023 (until 3:59PM)

All films are available to watch for free.

Japanese with English and Chinese subtitles available

Almost all countries and regions except Japan


>> Click here to start watching now! <<



1/8/2023 @ 4:00 pm
31/10/2023 @ 4:00 pm
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