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Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese contemporary cinema!


These films were accepted with warm welcome by the festival crowds around the world. Although we do not distribute these films, we want to introduce you to the wonderful Japanese films - independent or not - that recently screened at selected international film festivals. For those that we could find streaming distributions in the US, we tried to include that information as well. (Sadly, there aren’t many.) Some are available on discs as well. Our hope is that this page stimulates your curiosity and be your help to explore more Japanese films that you might not have known existed.


This page is growing! (thanks to our tireless staff who is a fast typist and fast learner.) We admit this list is not a “database” and you may find imperfection or missing films from a certain year. If you do, please let us know! This part of the platform is meant to be built together with the community. Your generous help is much valued and appreciated.


These film are NOT available to stream on SAKKA. Please note that we do not own any part of the copyrights, and this section of the platform is for informative purposes only.

Collections

Selected Film Festival Entries

My Small Land
2022
Angry Son
2022
Along the Sea
2020
One Day, You Will Reach the Sea
2022
Just Remembering
2021
Belle
2021
Popran
2022
Chasuke's Journey
2014
A Road
2015
The Whispering Star
2016
We Are X
2016
Our 30-Minute Sessions
2020
The Chef of South Polar
2009
Forgiven Children
2020
Dancing Mary
2019
The Third Murder
2017
Dawn of the Felines
2016
Traces of Sin
2016
Happiness
2016
Pale Moon
2014
No Longer Human
2019
From Miyamoto to You
2019
After the Sunset
2019
The Vancouver Asahi
2014
That's It
2015
Taksu
2014
Our Family
2014
Kakekomi
2015
A Courtesan with Flowered Skin
2014
Flying Colors
2015
Their Distance
2016
Leap Year Girl
2014
Rage
2016
The Long Excuse
2016
Eriko, Pretended
2016
Her Love Boils Bathwather
2016
Liverleaf
2018
Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops
2017
I Go Gaga, My Dear
2019
Tower of the Sun
2018
My Father, the Bride
2019
Little Miss Period
2019
Love At Least
2018
12 Suicidal Teens
2019
Shape of Red
2020
his
2020
Ainu Mosir
2020
Seven Weeks
2014
Asleep
2015
The Light Shines Only There
2014
What Are You Afraid Of?
2015
Pieta in the Toilet
2015
The Projects
2016
Bitter Honey
2016
The Actor
2015
Being Good
2015
Mother, I’ve Pretty Much Forgotten Your Face
2016
Yamato (California)
2016
Tourism
2018
Hanagatami
2017
Blue Hour
2019
The Chaplain
2018
The Journalist
2018
Jesus
2019
Sending Off
2019
Prison Circle
2020
Book-Paper-Scissors
2019
Roar
2020
Special Actors
2019
It Feels So Good
2019
Extro
2020
Ushiku
2021
Wonderful Paradise
2020
Company Retreat
2020
Wife of a Spy
2020
It's a Summer Film!
2021
Tsukiji Wonderland
2016
Fires on the Plain
2014
Twisted Justice
2016
A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
2016
Mirai
2018
Round Trip Heart
2015
Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday
2014
Birds Without Names
2017
Recall
2018
Miracle of Crybaby Shottan
2018
Killing
2018
Born Bone Born
2019
blank 13
2017
La La La at Rock Bottom
2015
Kabukicho Love Hotel
2014
Forget Me Not
2015
100 Yen Love
2014
0.5 mm
2014
Three Stories of Love
2015
Mohican Comes Home
2016
Lowlife Love
2016
Ken and Kazu
2015
Of Love & Law
2017
Survival Family
2017
Over the Fence
2016
Love And Other Cults
2017
At the Terrace
2016
Ito
2021
Hold Me Back
2021
Blue
2021
i -Documentary of the Journalist-
2019
A Beloved Wife
2020
The Gun
2018
Lying to Mom
2018
KAMPAI! Sake Sisters
2019
They Say Nothing Stays the Same
2019
Talking the Pictures
2019
Okinawan Blue
2019
Just Only Love
2019
Farewell Song
2019
Can't Stop the Dancing
2019
Another World
2019
The Blood of Wolves
2018
Side Job
2017
Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA
2017
One Cut of the Dead
2018
Mori, the Artist's Habitat
2018
Inuyashiki
2018
Ten Years Japan
2019
JAM
2018
Every Day A Good Day
2018
Dare To Stop Us
2018
One Night
2020
My Sweet Grappa Remedies
2020
Labyrinth of Cinema
2019
The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea
2021
Midnight Swan
2020
Last of the Wolves
2021
37 Seconds
2019
A Balance
2020
A Girl Missing
2019
After the Storm
2016
Amiko
2017
Asako I & II
2018
Bangkok Nites
2016
Before We Vanish
2017
Close-Knit
2017
Complicity
2018
Creepy
2016
Daguerrotype
2016
Destruction Babies
2016
Harmonium
2016
Inland Sea
2018
Journey to the Shore
2015
Mr. Long
2017
Oh Lucy!
2017
Our House
2017
Our Little Sister
2015
Oyster Factory
2015
Radiance
2017
Ramen Shop
2018
River's Edge
2018
Shoplifters
2018
Signature
2017
Sweet Bean
2015
The Real Thing
2020
The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue
2017
The Voice of Water
2014
To the Ends of the Earth
2019
Tokyo Idols
2017
True Mothers
2020
Under the Open Sky
2020
Voices in the Wind
2020
We Are Little Zombies
2019
Wet Woman in the Wind
2016
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
2021
Wonderful World End
2014
Yocho (Foreboding)
2017