The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020
Cost: FREE with advance registration

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.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be holding a JFF Plus: Online Festival for online viewing in 20 countries. Click here to view and register for the free films.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is collaborating with the Japan Foundation to bring a series of free virtual lectures and educational programming during the Japan Foundation’s Virtual Japanese Film Festival. Click here to the view the virtual lectures lineup and to register.


*You will need to create a FREE account on the Japan Film Festival Website in order to watch the films.

[IMPORTANT] Technical requirements for watching the films
You can watch the films on PCs running Windows 7+, Macs running macOS 10.12+, and on your mobile devices running Android or iOS. Films are only available to watch on Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.

Please note the films are unavailable to be streamed on Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera this year. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Film Lineup

Available 10:00pm EST(7:00pm PST)

How to Register

Day 1 – December 4

  • A Story of Yonosuke (2013)
    • DRAMA | 2H 40M
  • GON, THE LITTLE FOX (2019)
    • ANIMATION | 27MIN

Day 2 – December 5

  • Project Dreams – How to Build Mazinger Z’s Hangar (2020)
    • DRAMA | 1H 55M
  • Stolen Identity (2018)
    • MYSTERY, THRILLER | 1H 56M
  • Tokyo Marble Chocolate (2007)
    • ANIMATION | 60MIN
  • Drawer Hobs (2011)
    • ANIMATION | 24MIN

Day 3 – December 6

  • Sumikkogurashi: Good to be in the corner (2019)
    • ANIMATION | 1H 5M
  • The Great Passage (2013)
    • DRAMA, ROMANCE | 2H 13M
  • Li’l Spider Girl (2012)
    • ANIMATION | 24MIN

Day 4 – December 7

  • 0.5mm (2014)
    • DRAMA | 3H 16M
  • TSUKIJI WONDERLAND (2016)
    • DOCUMENTARY | 1H 50M
  • NORMAN THE SNOWMAN -The Northern Light- (2013)
    • ANIMATION | 25MIN

Day 5 – December 8

  • Tora-san in Goto (2016)
    • DOCUMENTARY | 1H 54M
  • One Night (2019)
    • DRAMA | 2H 3M
  • KICK-HEART (2013)
    • ANIMATION | 13MIN

Day 6 – December 9

  • RAILWAYS (2010)
    • DRAMA | 2H 10M
  • Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday (2014)
    • DRAMA | 1H 28M
  • NORMAN THE SNOWMAN-On a Night of Shooting Stars- (2016)
    • ANIMATION | 25MIN

Day 7 – December 10

  • Peace (2010)
    • DOCUMENTARY | 1H 15M
  • Tremble All You Want (2017)
    • DRAMA, COMEDY | 1H 57M
  • PIGTAILS (2015)
    • ANIMATION | 28MIN

Day 8 – December 11

  • Lady Maiko (2014)
    • MUSICAL, COMEDY | 2H 15M
  • Our 30-Minute Sessions (2020)
    • ROMANCE | 1H 54M
  • The Girl from the Other Side (2019)
    • ANIMATION | 10MIN

Day 9 – December 12

  • Little Nights, Little Love (2019)
    • ROMANCE, DRAMA | 1H 59M
  • Café Funiculi Funicula (2018)
    • DRAMA, FANTASY | 1H 56M
  • Moon of a sleepless night (2015)
    • ANIMATION | 27MIN

Day 10 – December 13

    • CAN’T STOP THE DANCING (2019)
      • MUSICAL COMEDY | 1H 43M

Film Lineup     How to Register     Technical Requirements for Watching the Films

*You will need to create a FREE account on the Japan Film Festival Website in order to watch the films.

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