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Save The Date: Japanese Film Festival Returns In 2021

Japanese Film Festival
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) makes a grand return for its 25th year this year from October-December.


Screening at Palace Cinemas in Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, the programme (set to be revealed in September) will feature an expertly curated selection of films, from hot new releases alongside action, anime, drama, documentaries and more.

JFF will also screen a free Tribute Series, of films by Shuji Terayama, one of Japan’s most influential avant-garde film directors, in Canberra Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, as part of the festival programme.

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For those watching at home, a free online programme of five films will be available too.

Japanese Film Festival 2021 Dates

28 October-2 November – Palace Electric Cinema, National Film & Sound Archives (Canberra)
4-7 November – Palace Raine Square (Perth)
11-21 November – Palace Barracks, Palace James Street (Brisbane)
18 November-5 December – The Kino Cinema, Australian Centre For The Moving Image (Melbourne)
25 November-5 December – Palace Cinemas Norton Street, Chauvel, Central, Verona (Sydney)
15-21 November – Online

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