The Japanese Film Festival Singapore is one of the oldest national film festivals in Singapore, which is apt given that Japan is one of the countries with whom Singapore has had the longest relationships. Furthermore, this year is SJ55, which marks the 55th anniversary of Singapore-Japan relations.
Japanese culture in general, and films in particular, has always been one of many bridges between our two countries. At JFF, we aim to showcase the best of Japanese contemporary and classic cinema. Our hope is that through film, we are able to bring more awareness and raise interest in Japanese culture in its many diverse manifestations.
2020 has been a trying year for us. It was the first time we had to adapt to the COVID-19 lockdown reality. We thought that this year would see a return to normality. Alas, that is not the case. However, this time, armed with past year’s experience, we are more prepared and, dare we say, even more ambitious. We have worked with more partners and showcased more programs that we believe will be enjoyed by our long-time followers and will attract new audiences to the festival.
Come what may, the Japanese Film Festival is here to stay.
Find out more at JFF.SG.