Japanese Film Festival Online 2022 Free Stream Until Feb 27

Explore the different facets of Japanese culture through cinema at the 2022 Online Japanese Film Festival, streaming for free from February 14-27. More than 20 films spanning a wide range of genres and topics, from documentaries and animation to period dramas and classic works of cinema, are available in 25 countries during this two-week period.

Japan Foundation established the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) to share Japanese cinema with the world. From November 2020 to March 2021, the first-ever JFF Online was held in 20 countries across five continents, showing a total of 30 films to audiences around the world.

For its second year, JFF is expanding to 25 countries, focusing on areas where access to Japanese cinema is limited. Nepal, Bangladesh, Argentina, Ecuador and Peru have been added to this year’s festival. Viewers located in the countries where the online festival takes place will be able to watch 20 films for free, with subtitles in 15 languages. These are available to stream for 48 hours from the time you press “Play”. On the final day (February 27), all streams will end at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

American film programming
Aristocrats (2021), bread of happiness (2012), Good flight (2008), His love boils the bath water (2016), Ito (2021), It’s a summer movie! (2021), Masked room (2020), Mio’s cookbook (2020), Ozland (2018), ReLIFE (2017), Sumodo: the successors of the samurai (2020), The leader of South Polar (2009), The God of Ramen (2013), Eve’s Hour: The Movie (2010), The floating castle (2012), Until dawn (2012).

In addition to films, the festival plans to produce a variety of Japanese cinema-related content, such as events and special articles on the JFF+ website.

To stream the 2022 Japanese Film Festival Online, visit jff.jpf.go.jp/watch.

Marie A. Evans