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Japanese Films at the Busan International Film Festival 2022 (05th-14th October)

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The full programme for the 2022 edition of the Busan International Film Festival is out and there are, as usual, a lot of Japanese films. The most exciting thing is the spotlight being shone on new talents.

Here’s the line-up:

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The Inter College Animation Festival 2022 – A Japanese Student Animator Showcase – Online and Region-Free!

From September 26th to October 02nd, people around the world can watch a selection of works that have been programmed for The Inter College Animation Festival 2022.

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This is the 20th anniversary of the event and 30 schools are participating, the largest number ever. There are an exciting and varied selection of short films and music videos done in many styles, from stop motion to motion capture, 2D anime style and mixing animation with live-action.

You can view the online ones here.

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Japanese Films at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2022

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The Vancouver International Film Festival 2022 runs from September 29th to October 09th and the line-up looks great. There are a grip of Japanese feature films which will be screened. I’m also throwing in two Korean films that have been winning awards and plaudits – potential festival attendees will want to watch these!

Here’s the round-up of Japanese films.

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Japanese Films at the San Sebastian International Film Festival 2022 (September 16th-24th)

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This year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival runs from September 16th to the 24th and they have announced their selection of films which includes forthcoming features and a grip of shorts. Take a look!

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Japanese Films at the Toronto International Film Festival 2022 (September 08th-18th)

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This year’s Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 08th to the 18th and they have announced their programme which has a great variety of screenings. There are two Japanese entries and quite a few Korean ones. I’ve listed the Japanese ones and a few other standouts (for me, at least). Take a look!

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Japanese Films at the BFI London Film Festival 2022

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This year’s London Film Festival is partially online, partially in-theatre. Cinemas will screen films October 5-16 and BFI Player will host films October 14-23. Tickets go on sale next week.

Here’s what is programmed (click on the title to be taken to the corresponding festival page):

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A Glimpse at the Films at the Tokyo Student Film Festival 2022

The 33rd Tokyo Student Film Festival runs from August 20th to August 21st in Shibuya Eurospace and it has 12 films on offer. These films are split into three programmes, features, animation, and shorts.

Here are details on the films with information pulled from the festival site. Click on the links to find out more about the films and filmmakers who have given comments on the background of their films (highly recommended!).

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A Preview of the Japanese Titles at the New York Asian Film Festival 2022 (July 15th – 31st)

The New York Asian Film Festival is set to launch for a totally in-person run and tickets are already on sale. The festival, marking its 20th anniversary, runs from July 15th to the 31st and features 60+ films, both new and classic, from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Nepal, and the Asian-American community.

What stands out in this year’s programme, in terms of non-Japanese films, there are a free outdoor screening in Hearst Plaza of Wong Kar-wai’s queer relationship classic Happy Together (1997) on July 16, The Eye (2002, dirs. Pang Brothers), The Girl on a Bulldozer (2022) by director Park Ri-woong. What about Japanese films?

At the time of writing there are 9 features and 3 shorts from Japan and some of the directors will be in attendance(!). The number of films can increase, so I’ll update this post to reflect the changes. Details are given below with dates/times/appearances coming under information/IMDB links.

Here’s the line-up!

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Stream Contemporary Japanese Film with the Chicago Japan Film Collective (May 21st to 30th 2022)

Chicago Japan Film Collective is a Japanese film festival in America’s Midwest which was created with the express aim of introducing work created by women, the LGBTQ community and indie filmmakers to local audiences. This year’s run will last from May 21 to the 30, they will stream/screen 14 films that centre on the theme of love.

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The films are a mixture of dramas and documentaries, many of them highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. The majority are streamable but there are three films that are going to be screened in cinemas. You can read some of my reviews and interviews with two of the directors via links below. There are also a lot of newer films and they look exciting!

What has been selected for the festival?

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