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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.

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Selected Film Festival Entries

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