Author Archive: All posts by Philbert Lui

GIFT OF FIRE – JCCC Virtual Film Screening

October 22, 9am – October 24, 9pm. Join the JCCC virtually for the Canadian Premiere of GIFT OF FIRE, the anticipated 2021 film inspired by true events regarding Japan’s attempt to develop an atomic bomb in the last days of WWII.

Japan Through The Lens – Hot Docs At Home

Available online until November 25, 2021 on the Hot Docs At Home streaming platform. JFT is co-presenting 5 enriching documentaries about the many unseen layers of Japan with the Hot Docs Cinema / Hot Docs At Home.

Vancouver International Film Festival celebrates 40th anniversary: Special In-Conversation with KORE-EDA Hirokazu & on-demand Japanese films

This year is Vancouver International Film Festival’s 40th anniversary! Their landmark festival runs from October 1st to October 11. Even though VIFF is over in BC, folks from across Canada are able to watch Japanese films through their online streaming platform. Continue reading →

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2021

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) are back this year with a fully online festival! OIAF is North America’s oldest and largest animation festival, featuring the world’s most quirky, provocative and inspiring animation. It runs from September 22 to October 3, 2021 Continue reading →

Fantasia Film Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with 40+ Japanese films

The Fantasia Film Festival is celebrating their 25th anniversary from August 5-25 with an incredible lineup of almost 50 Japanese films. The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to support Fantasia’s big year with our Film Screenings Abroad Grant Program. Continue reading →