Japanese Film Festival  – Brisbane

11-21 Nov 2021

From epic fantasies to spine-tingling thrillers and avant-garde features from modern mavericks in contemporary cinema, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to Brisbane for its historic 25th year, screening at Palace Barracks and Palace James Street from 11 November to 21 November 2021.

The 2021 Festival program will screen 21 films from the hottest newly-released feature titles spanning a diverse selection of genres from action to anime, drama, documentaries and much more.

A number of movies by avant-garde directors Shūji Terayama also grace the lineup and, from Monday, November 15–Sunday, November 21, JFF is screening a range of titles free online — so you can keep watching even when you’re not in a cinema.

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BEMAC LIVE: Between Worlds

26th Nov 2021 | featuring Kizuna Taiko drumming and Tensui Australia ( Awa Dori)

BEMAC live presents “Between Worlds” an evening where different cultures are meeting each other to show their similarities and differences: Nepalese, Japanese and Ivory Coast artists will take you through a journey of drumming, music, dance and story telling.

Come join us at the Queensland Multicultural Centre and discover the amazing sounds of the tabla, the djembe and taiko drumming.

Kizuna Taiko

Kizuna is the Gold Coast’s own local community Japanese drumming team.  We’ve been sharing the art and power of taiko drumming around Australia for the over 10 years.
The group’s name, KIZUNA, means “bond” in Japanese. This represents the bond between the people of Australia and Japan. Kizuna’s aim is to share the tradition of Japanese culture by bringing their drumming performance to the Australian community.

Tensui Australia

Awa Odori is one of Japan’s great summer festivals and amongst the country’s most recognisable traditional dances.  Tensui Australia aims to bring Awa Odori, in all its authentic grace, energy and centuries-old custom, from its home in Tokushima to Australia.

And for the first time discover the collaboration between two traditional Japanese companies: Kizuna Taiko and Tensui Australia

Food and drinks will be available to purchase on the night | Doors & Bar open at 6pm

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