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Japan Film Festival LA/OC opens August 18-19, 2018

The Japan America Media Association presents its 13th Annual Japan Film Festival this coming August 18-19, 2018 in LA and OC!

The Japan Film Festival is dedicated to strengthening the general understanding of Japanese culture, and encourage communication and the exchange of ideas between Japan and the U.S.

The 2018 festival will screen 7 feature films and 9 short films. Tickets are $15 for each screening ($18 for closing film “Hee” which includes a Q&A with special guest actress Kaori Momoi).

For the Los Angeles location, you can also buy day passes for access to all the films on that day. 1-Day passes are $54 here, while 2-Day passes are $96 here.

Check out the line-up:

Links to tickets:

Los Angeles (Japanese American National Museum)


11:00 AM – blank 13

1:00 PM – Oh Lucy! (short) & Short Film Collections

3:20 PM – Scythian Lamb 羊の木

5:50 PM – One Cut of the Dead カメラを止めるな!


11:00 AM – Lost In Ramen ラーメン食いてえ!

1:20PM – Forgive – Don’t Forget 戦争を忘れずにお互いに許す

3:05 PM – We Are X

5:20 PM – Hee 火


Orange County (Newport Beach Higashi Honganji)


10:00 AM – The Gift of Memory 1 + 2 うつくしいひと +うつくしいひと サバ?

11:45 AM – Behind the Cove + Dir. Keiko Yagi 

2:30 PM – Bridge over Troubled Water 明日にかける橋 + Dir. Takafumi Ota 

5:10 PM – Wake up in Americaアラフォーの挑戦 + Main Cast Megumi Matsushita 


10:00 AM – The Scythian Lamb 羊の木

12:20 PM – Hana’s Miso Soup はなちゃんのみそ汁+ Katsuhiko Muraoka

2:40 PM – ITO – Strings – 糸 + Katsuhiko Muraoka


The Los Angeles location is at the Japanese American National Museum (located at 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles 90012), and the Orange County location is at the Newport Beach Higashi Honganji (located at 254 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, 92627).

For more information, please visit: https://www.jffla.org.