Fresh Perspectives

This year at JFF 2017, expect to find old tales with new tricks and classic plots with refreshing stories. Fresh faces will grace the silver screen, alongside veterans who’ll shock, delight, and melt hearts. And for those who just want good ol’ Japanese cinema, don’t worry—we’re still the same JFF. Whether it’s slice of life drama or absurdist manga comedy, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got something for everybody.


Canberra 13-15 & 20-22 October at Dendy, Canberra Centre

Adelaide 19-22 October at GU Filmhouse Adelaide (128 Hindley St)

Brisbane 25-29 October at Event Cinemas, Brisbane City Myer Centre

Perth 1-5 November at Hoyts Carousel, Cannington

Sydney 16-26 November at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Melbourne23 November – 3 December
at ACMI (ACMI) and Hoyts Melbourne Central

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