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2021 JFF Plus Online – Canada, Mexico & Brazil

We present the list of films that will be screened at the Japanese Film Festival (JFF Plus). The festival will take place online and for free for audience across Canada, Mexico and Brazil from February 5th – 14th, 2021.

About the festival:
The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of ‘Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere,’ the program was launched in 2016 for 10 ASEAN countries and Australia. We continued holding the Festivals with the latest Japanese films while expanding our network to include countries like China, Russia, and India. In the 2019-20 year, we held festivals in 56 cities in 12 countries, watched by more than 170,000 viewers.

This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, we hold a “JFF Plus Online Festival for online viewing in the following 20 countries.

How to watch the films:
1. Visit our streaming page: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp.
Check out our Japanese film streaming platform!

2. Check if the Festival takes place in your country!
The 2020-21 Festival will be held for 10 days in 20 selected countries. You can watch the films for free if you are in one of those countries during the Festival. (See the Festival Countries&Schedule)

3. Create an account
Registration is quick and simple. Be ready to provide your contact name and email address.

4. Explore, learn, enjoy Japanese films
The film streaming schedule in your country will be announced 2 weeks before the first day of the Festival. Streaming schedule and film titles differ according to the country. Browse through our selection of some of Japan’s most acclaimed films and watch them for free!

5. 24-hour window
Films are available for 24 hours from the scheduled starting time. You will no longer be able to view films when they reach the 24-hour expiration limit.

When you’ve created your account, found your films, and confirmed the schedule, just sit back and enjoy the JFF Plus: Online Festival from the comfort of your home.

Day 1 – February 5th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Project Dreams – How to Build Mazinger Z’s Hangar by Hanabusa Tsutomu – Japan | 2020 – 115 minutes
A Story of Yonosuke by Okita Shuichi – Japan | 2013 – 160 minutes
Gon, The Little Fox by Yashiro Takeshi – Japan | 2019 – 27 minutes

Day 2 – February 6th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Sumikkogurashi: Good to be in the Corner by Mankyu – Japan | 2019 – 65 minutes
Stolen Identity by Nakata Hideo – Japan | 2018 – 114 minutes
Key of Life by Uchida Kenji – Japan | 2012 – 128 minutes **Not available in Canada**
Drawer Hobs by Kise Kazuchika – Japan | 2011 – 24 minutes

Day 3 – February 7th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Peace by Soda Kazuhiro – Japan | 2010 – 75 minutes
One Night by Shiraishi Kazuya – Japan | 2019 – 123 minutes
Pigtails by Itazu Yoshimi – Japan | 2015 – 28 minutes

Day 4 – February 8th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Tremble All You Want by Ohku Akiko– Japan | 2017 – 113 minutes
Lady Maiko by Suo Masayuki – Japan | 2014 – 135 minutes
Norman the Snowman – The northern light by Yashiro Takeshi – Japan | 2013 – 25 minutes

Day 5 – February 9th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Tora-san in Goto by Oura Masaru – Japan | 2016 – 116 minutes
The Flavour of GreenTea Over Rice by Ozu Yasujiro – Japan | 1952 – 114 minutes **Not available in Canada**
Kick-Heart by Yuasa Masaaki – Japan | 2013 – 13 minutes

Day 6 – February 10th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Railways by Nishikori Yoshinari – Japan | 2010 – 130 minutes
Ecotherapy Gateway Holiday by Okita Shuichi – Japan | 2014 – 88 minutes
Norman the Snowman – On a Night of shooting stars by Yashiro Takeshi – Japan | 2016 – 25 minutes

Day 7 – February 11th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Tokyo Marble Chocolate by Shiotani Naoyoshi – Japan | 2007 – 60 minutes
Café Funiculi Funicula by Tsukahara Ayuko – Japan | 2018 – 116 minutes
The Girl from the Other Side by Kubo Yutaro – Japan | 2019 – 9 minutes

Day 8 – February 12th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
0.5mm by Ando Momoko – Japan | 2014 – 196 minutes
Tsukiji Wonderland by Naotaro Endo – Japan | 2016 – 110 minutes
Moon of a Sleepless Night by Yashiro Takeshi – Japan | 2015 – 27 minutes

Day 9 – February 13th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Dance with Me by Yaguchi Shinobu – Japan | 2019 – 103 minutes
The Great Passage by Ishii Yuya – Japan | 2013 – 133 minutes
Li’l Spider Girl by Kaiya Toshihisa – Japan | 2012 – 24 minutes

Day 10 – February 14th, 2021 – Available 7:00 pm EST (4:00 pm PST)
Little Nights, Little Love by Imaizumi Rikiya – Japan | 2019 – 119 minutes
Our 30-Minute Sessions by Hagiwara Kentaro – Japan | 2020 -116 minutes

For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the official website here: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp

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