The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary at Colchester!

15th February 2023


Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to Firstsite for another year, showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese cinema.

This year’s exciting line-up explores the theme of ‘the evolution of Japanese cinema’. Audiences will be provided with food for thought: Where has Japanese cinema come from? What is its current position in the world of cinema? And where is it heading next?


Come and see some of Japan’s finest cinematic works,  with films that showcase varied tones and styles, as well as the diverse skills of both experienced and emerging film talents


The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 is organised by the Japan Foundation, with Major Support from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, Athletia, and Clearspring.

Discover the full selection of films as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

View the full programme here


Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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