The Japanese Film Festival, widely known and appreciated in the Philippines as EIGASAI is presented and run by the Japan Foundation, Manila and is now an established free annual event which is held in July in celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month. Launched in 1997, EIGASAI has grown to one of the largest and popular film festivals attracting over 20,000 audiences every year across the Philippines, showcasing a vast variety of cinematic delights from drama, romance, anime to recently released films in Japan. EIGASAI also brings out guests from Japan for special talks and discussions. In 2016, EIGASAI is partnering with the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival for the first time.
IMPORTANT: This festival starts in Manila and then tours around the Philippines check the dates for 2016.