Japanese Film Festival 2023 returns to on-site screenings

After two online editions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Japan Foundation, Manila brings back the on-site screenings of its beloved film festival, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF), featuring 10 award-winning and must-see full-length films, ongoing until February 22 in various venues in the Philippines. 

One of the largest and most popular film festivals in the country attracting over 25,000 audiences every year, the Japanese Film Festival kicked off its on-site screenings on January 22 and runs until February 3 at the Shangri-la Plaza in Mandaluyong City.  It will have simultaneous screenings at SM City Baguio, SM Seaside Cebu, SM City Davao from January 27 to 31; followed by Cinematheque Manila, Cinematheque Negros, Cinematheque Iloilo, Cinematheque Davao, Cinematheque Nabunturan from January 28 to 29; and UP Cine Adarna from February 17 to 22. Tickets are priced at P100 per screening.  Launched in 1997, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF), formerly known and appreciated in the Philippines as EIGASAI, is presented and run by The Japan Foundation, Manila. Since then, it has grown to become one of the largest film festivals featuring a wide variety of cinematic delights from drama, anime and mystery, to recently released films. JFF also brings guests from Japan for special talks and discussions.

More information about the Japan Foundation, Manila is available at www.jfmo.org.ph and EIGASAI Facebook (www.facebook.com/eigasaiph).

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