Boston Japan Film Festival

Saturday, December 02, 2023 at 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Building 32, 123
32 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

13th Annual Boston Japan Film Festival is going to be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023. The Boston Japan Film Festival(BJFF) is aimed at introducing cinema and other elements of Japanese culture to audiences in New England. Its mission is to strengthen cultural understanding through the provocative nature of the film, and help sustain the ongoing and dynamic relationship between Japan and the Greater Boston area. BJFF began its programming in 2011 when Eastern Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami leaving thousands killed and many more homeless. In order to draw attention to the severity of the situation and raise funds for supporting those in need, the Japanese community in Boston came together to start the film festival. BJFF has partnered with various organizations throughout its history and continues its mission of bringing high-quality Japanese cinema and culture to those in the Greater Boston Area. This year our raffle prizes includes 50,000 Japan Airlines miles that's equivalent to a round trip airfare from Boston to Japan! Be sure to come and stay until the end!

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2:00 Opening

2:10 -Short Films-

Shuhari - Finding my way through Japanese calligraphy (Director Tatsuya Ino | 2023 | 12:36min | Documentary| Japan, USA)

Third Wheel (Director Kevin Haefelin2023 | 4:50min | Drama| Switzerland)

2:30 -Feature Film-1-

The Last Passenger (Dir. Takashi Horie202355minDramaJapan)

3:25 Talk Session with Director Takashi Horie (The Last Passenger)

3:45 Intermission

4:00 -Feature Film-2-

   Silent Fallout (Director Hideaki Ito|202381 minDocumentary| Japan, USA)

5:20 Video Message from Director, Hideaki Ito ( Silent Fallout )

5:30 Post-screening discussion about Silent Fallout with Kenneth Oye (Professor of Political

Science and Data Systems and Society, MIT) and Marc G. Weisskopf (Professor of Environmental

Epidemiology and Physiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

6:00 Closing & Raffle

*Reception with light refreshments will follow program


Boston Japan Film Festival is sponsored by MIT-Japan Program, Japan Boston Business Bureau,  MAR Creation, New York Japan CineFest, TEWASSA

Airline Sponsor: Japan Airlines


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