Japanese Film Festival 2023


The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.

In Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane, JFF 2023 will also feature a FREE Special Series of films by Kо̄ Nakahira, a pioneer of the international New Wave movement.

Tickets for latest releases are available now, so click below to view the full program and book your seat. Don’t miss out!

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Japan and Friends Day – Gold Coast

30th September 2023

Once a year the Japan Society Gold Coast organises a cultural event together with Consulate General of Japan on the Gold Coast.

A family friendly event that introduces traditional Japaneses culture to Australia, with various food and craft stalls, live entertainment by performers and interactive workshops.

FREE Admission

Ttraditional drum, Classical Japanese dance, Yosakoi dance, Kendo . Food and craft stalls with Japanese beer and a Japanese Sake on offer

Children can enjoy other activities at the fair stall such as shooting game, ring toss, a lottery etc. Nostalgic sweets, toy and game is available at a Fair Stall.

Robina State High School | 10am – 4pm

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AJS Evening in the Gardens

7th October 2023

On Saturday 7th October the AJS-QLD will host its very popular annual ‘Evening in a Japanese Garden’ event in the beautiful Japanese Garden at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

Join us from 5:30pm and enjoy warm spring breezes through the trees and the soothing sound of water running over stones as you take a twilight stroll through the Japanese garden.

Then, as evening falls, settle in for a picnic on the lawn and hear from our special guest Mr GOMAKUBO Junji, Consul-General of Japan to Brisbane, before watching traditional Japanese dancers, taiko drummers and a koto performance amidst 100’s of twinkling lights.

This is a unique opportunity to experience Japanese cultural performances in a very special setting.

5:30pm – 8:30pm | Japanese Garden – Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

BYO picnic & blanket | Tickets available here

PLEASE NOTE: Guests MUST provide their own food and beverages.
There will be NO food or beverages for sale at the event or in the Gardens precinct as it’s after hours.

Contact: execsec@austjpnsoc.asn.au

Tickets available here

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