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We are pleased to be partnering with Yahoo! Japan to introduce 5 short films by up-and-coming and very talented Japanese directors. Look for these films prior to selected screenings. Friday, June 7 Dancing in a Nursing Home (踊る！介護ブレイクダンサー) by Taiga … Continue reading
The TJFF is thrilled to announce superstar actor and director TAKUMI SAITOH will be at the festival to introduce the North American premiere of his controversial new film A GAMBLER’S ODYSSEY 2020『麻雀放浪記2020』on Sunday, June 16. Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi (Birds … Continue reading
THE SAMURAI – AND THE STARS – HEAD TO THE TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 The samurai, of the cinematic variety, are set to descend on Toronto this summer. They are joined by reluctant sake brewers, yakuza assassins, tea ceremony … Continue reading
Daihachi Yoshida‘s The Scythian Lamb Takumi Saitoh‘s blank 13 Masato Harada for Sekigahara June 28th – at our closing night screening and reception – we announced the award winners for our 2018 edition. We thank all the great filmmakers … Continue reading
GUESTS INCLUDE SOME OF JAPAN’S TOP ACTORS, DIRECTORS AND EVEN A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RECIPIENT! Some highlights of the 2018 Japanese Film Festival include: Japanese superstar actor and filmmaker TAKUMI SAITOH’s acclaimed feature directorial debut BLANK 13 makes its Canadian … Continue reading
TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT AND KOBAYASHI AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD The Toronto Japanese Film Festival’s closing night brought out a beyond-capacity crowd of 560 to see the North American premiere of Yoshihiro Nakamura’s delightful MUMON – THE LAND OF … Continue reading
ANNOUNCING OUR FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD to be given top honors at the 6th annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Yoshihiro Nakamura to be recognized with the Special Director’s Award for … Continue reading
TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW FILMS AND GUESTS – EXPANDS SCHEDULE The Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2017 is pleased to announce that we will be expanding to accommodate additional films and guests. Our new dates are June 8- 28. … Continue reading
On March 30 the Toronto Japanese Film Festival announces its first round of films. Click here for more information. Additional films and guest to be announced shortly.
FLYING COLORS 「ビリギャル」 director Nobuhiro Doi and producer Atsushi Nasuda display their certificate for the Kobayashi Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Toronto Japanese Film Festival. We thank them for sharing their wonderful film!