Tickets are now on sale for the 2019’s Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne! 

From glitzy murder mysteries, sun-drenched romances, and cult-hit animation, the Japanese Film Festival returns from the 21st of November to the 1st December, with a brand new program jam-packed with the very best in contemporary Japanese cinema.

“This year’s program brings new perspectives in Japanese film, reviving the old and giving lesser-known stories a chance in the spotlight,” Japanese Film Festival Programmer Simonne Goran said. “From sensitive portrayals of modern everyday life to wild and vibrant alternate worlds, JFF 2019 celebrates the multifaceted landscape of Japanese cinema.”

A treat for Melbourne festival-goers – JFF has announced special guest La Trobe University pop culture expert Dr Emerald L King who will attend the Melbourne screening of Fly Me to the Saitama for a post-screening discussion about 80s manga and forgotten classics.

The full Festival program can be found at

Tickets will be available at or at venue box offices.

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