The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.
In 2018, the Festival celebrated its 22nd year with an audience of 30,000 Australia-wide. The Festival has enjoyed great success over the years, with the opportunity to showcase a vast variety of cinematic delights from 35mm film classics to newly released titles currently screening in Japan. JFF brings out special guests from Japan for Q&A evenings and film screenings, as well as programs events for audiences to enjoy Japanese traditional and pop culture.
JFF Australia is part of JFF Asia-Pacific Platform initiated by The Japan Foundation Head Office based in Tokyo. This initiative aims to support and grow interest in Japanese films and cinema culture throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia.