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About the film festival

We all have a role in our lives, So are film festivals. New York Japan CineFest’s mission is clear. To explore and find unique talent, and support their work, vision and cause as we provide creative playground in the most exciting city in the world, New York City.
The festival was founded by two filmmakers - Yasu Suzuki and Kosuke Furukawa - and an event producer Hiroshi Kono. It was planed for a rather small one night event. While three friends were organizing the event, a devastating earthquake occurred in their home country, Japan in 2011. Since then, their motivation geared up to connect the Asian films and American films and beyond, and shake up the ground in the positive way to raise the spirit.
NYJCF focuses on independent filmmakers who are committed to using their full potential to express their voice and vision to the world.

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2024 Announced Dates

November 14–22, 2024