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SPECIAL GUESTS: THE DIRECTOR AND CAST OF THE USUKE BOYS

The festival is very excited to welcome award-winning director, writer, producer YUJI KAKIZAKI (Even in Another Life, These Times Won’t be Forgotten, The Second Security Unit) and cast members MASAYUKI DEAI (Takashi Miike’s First Love, 47 Ronin), YUKA TAKASHIMA (When ...
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ANNOUNCING OUR GRAND PRIZE AND AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNERS 2019

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of our Grand Jury Prize for Best Film and Kobayashi Audience Choice Award. The Kobayashi Audience Choice award went to Shinobu Yaguchi’s DANCE WITH ME which utterly charmed a sold ...
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YAHOO! JAPAN SHORTS SERIES

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 Oda Saturday, June 8 Boze (「まれびと」の住まう島 ) by ...
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SUPERSTAR TAKUMI SAITOH RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA’s LARGEST SHOWCASE OF JAPANESE CINEMA

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2020on Sunday, June 16. Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi  (Birds Without ...
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Shinobu Yaguchi and Miyoshi Ayaka bring the World Premiere of their new film to Toronto!

We are thrilled to announce another highlight of the festival: the WORLD PREMIERE of DANCE WITH ME, a delightful musical comedy from popular director Shinobu Yaguchi (Waterboys, Swing Girls, Wood Job!). Attending the screening are director Yaguchi and lead actress Ayaka ...
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2019 TJFF ANNOUNCEMENT

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 sages, ...
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TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 AWARD WINNERS

  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 who screened films this year ...
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2018 LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

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 Premiere with ...
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TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT AND KOBAYASHI AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

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 STEALTH ...
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Toronto Japanese Film Festival Announces 2017 Award Winners

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 MUMON – LAND OF STEALTH on ...
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NEW FILMS AND GUESTS – EXPANDS SCHEDULE

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. We are ...
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6th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival Announces 2017 Line-up

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 ...
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