Japanese Film Festival Online

Wed 5th June, 2024 – Wed 3rd July, 2024
Stream Japanese cinema and TV – for free – during the third annual Japanese Film Festival.

The third annual Japanese Film Festival is bringing a program of diverse Japanese films and TV series to its streaming platform from June 5 to July 3. And you can watch it all without paying a cent.

It is presented by the Japan Foundation in Sydney, and this year’s program includes 23 films and two TV dramas, as well as four new horror shorts that premiered at the inaugural Horror Film Competition in Japan in 2023.

Feature films include Father of The Milky Way Railroad (2023) about Japanese poet and novelist Kenji Miyazawa; BL Metamorphosis (2022) about a high school girl and an elderly woman with a shared love of manga; and I Am What I Am (2022) starring Toko Miura of Drive My Car.

There's also documentary I Go GaGa: Welcome Home, Mom (2022) follownig a story of a mother with Alzheimer’s disease. And TV series Downtown Rocket (2015) based on the Shitamachi Rocket novels, and Rikuoh (2017) starring Koji Yakusho (Perfect Days) who plays the CEO of a sock company as he pivots to developing running shoes to save his struggling business.

Find the full program at japanesefilmfestival.net.