Toronto, ON – The Japan Foundation, Toronto, is proud to present JFF Plus: Online Film Festival, the Canadian edition of the Japanese Film Festival. This year, with everyone’s safety in mind, the in-person festival has shifted online and will be available to stream across Canada and in 20 other countries.
The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a global program organized by The Japan Foundation to promote Japanese films around the world. Featuring the latest films from Japan, the festival launched in 2016 and expanded to include 56 cities in 12 countries in the 2019-20 year, with its films being watched by more than 170,000 viewers.
From February 5–14, 2021, cinephiles and Japanese culture enthusiasts can take a deep dive into contemporary cinema from Japan and enjoy 17 feature films from a variety of genres, including drama, documentary, thriller and comedy, and 11 animation films. All films are free admission and can be enjoyed from the safety and comfort of home. This selection of special films about the stories and people of Japan will surely inspire, engage and inform viewers. Highlights include award-winning and critically acclaimed films such as:
0.5 mm | Directed by ANDO Momoko | 196 min | 2014
Dance With Me | Directed by YAGUCHI Shinobu | 103 min | 2019
Gon, The Little Fox | Directed by YASHIRO Takeshi | 27 min | 2019
Our 30-Minute Sessions | Directed by HAGIWARA Kentaro | 114 min | 2020
Stolen Identity | Directed by NAKATA Hideo | 116 min | 2018
The Girl from the Other Side | Directed by KUBO Yutaro, MAIYA Satomi | 9.5 min | 2019
Tsukiji Wonderland | Directed by ENDO Naotaro | 110 min | 2016
- All films in Japanese with English subtitles
- Free admission, across Canada, registration required
- Watch films, synopsis, trailers here >
- Film schedule here >
About The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. With the objective of deepening mutual understanding between Japan and people across the globe, the activities of Japan Foundation create opportunities for people-to-people interactions.