JFF Plus: Online Film Festival

February 5 – 14, 2021

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Toronto, ON – The Japan Foundation, Toronto, is proud to present JFF Plus: Online Film Festival, the Canadian edition of the Japanese Film Festival. This year, with everyone’s safety in mind, the in-person festival has shifted online and will be available to stream across Canada and in 20 other countries.

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a global program organized by The Japan Foundation to promote Japanese films around the world. Featuring the latest films from Japan, the festival launched in 2016 and expanded to include 56 cities in 12 countries in the 2019-20 year, with its films being watched by more than 170,000 viewers.

From February 5–14, 2021, cinephiles and Japanese culture enthusiasts can take a deep dive into contemporary cinema from Japan and enjoy 17 feature films from a variety of genres, including drama, documentary, thriller and comedy, and 11 animation films. All films are free admission and can be enjoyed from the safety and comfort of home. This selection of special films about the stories and people of Japan will surely inspire, engage and inform viewers. Highlights include award-winning and critically acclaimed films such as:

Feb. 10 > Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday | OKITA Shuichi | 88 min | 2014
Feb. 11 > The Girl from the Other Side | KUBO Yutaro, MAIYA Satomi | 9.5 min | 2019
Feb. 12 > 0.5 mm | ANDO Momoko | 196 min | 2014
Feb. 12 > Tsukiji Wonderland | ENDO Naotaro | 110 min | 2016
Feb. 13 > Dance With Me | YAGUCHI Shinobu | 103 min | 2019
Feb. 14 > Our 30-Minute Sessions | HAGIWARA Kentaro | 114 min | 2020

  • All films in Japanese with English subtitles
  • Free admission, across Canada, registration required
  • Films are released at 7:00 pm (EST) each day, available for 24 hours only
  • Watch films, synopsis, trailers here >
  • Film schedule here >

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About The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. With the objective of deepening mutual understanding between Japan and people across the globe, the activities of Japan Foundation create opportunities for people-to-people interactions.

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Contact Information
THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, TORONTO
NOBIRU NAKAMURA | PROGRAM OFFICER
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300, Toronto Ontario CANADA M4W 1A8
nnakamura@jftor.org | T 416.966.1600 ext. 223 | www.jftor.org | @JFToronto