In their press release, The Japan Foundation had announced the list of the film that will be screened in the Japanese Film Festival ONLINE 2022 (JFF ONLINE 2022). The event will be held online on their website from 14 to 27 February.

Twenty films, ranging from animation, drama, historical pieces, to documentary features, will be available in 25 Nation, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, United States, and Australia. Here’s the full line-up of the films that will be screened at the event:

Title (English) Year Genre Director
It’s a Summer Film! 2021 Drama MATSUMOTO Soushi
Under the Open Sky 2021 Drama NISHIKAWA Miwa
Mio’s Cookbook 2020 History KADOKAWA Haruki
Masked Ward 2020 Thriller KIMURA Hisashi
AWAKE 2020 Drama YAMADA Atsuhiro
Aristocrats 2021 Drama SODE Yukiko
Ito 2021 Drama YOKOHAMA Satoko
Time of EVE the Movie 2010 Animation YOSHIURA Yasuhiro
Patema Inverted 2013 Animation YOSHIURA Yasuhiro
SUMODO-The Successors of Samurai- 2020 Documenter SAKATA Eiji
The God of Ramen 2013 Documenter INNAMI Takashi
RASHOMON 1950 Classic KUROSAWA Akira
OZLAND 2018 Drama HATANO Takafumi
ReLIFE 2017 Drama FURUSAWA Takeshi
Her Love Boils Bathwater 2016 Drama NAKANO Ryota
The Floating Castle 2012 History INUDO Isshin, HIGUCHI Shinji
Until the Break of Dawn 2012 Drama HIRAKAWA Yuichiro
Bread of Happiness 2012 Drama MISHIMA Yukiko
The Chef of South Polar 2009 Drama OKITA Shuichi
Happy Flight 2008 Comedy YAGUCHI Shinobu


As a part of the event, two Indonesian virtual YouTubers from Nijisanji ID will hold a watch party session on YouTube. Azura Cecilia will watch Time of EVE the movie on Wednesday, February 16, at 7 PM West Indonesian Time (GMT+7) with Nara Haramaung and Layla Alstroemeria. Meanwhile, another VTuber Hyona Elatiora will watch Patema Inverted on Friday, February 18, at 7 PM West Indonesian Time.

The Japanese Foundation Jakarta will also hold various seminar sessions. Osamu Masuyama will hold a seminar about creating background art in animated film on Saturday, February 19, at 2 PM West Indonesian Time. Professor Yoshimi Yamamoto and Tito Imanda also will hold a seminar about the history and representation of the Tattoo in Japanese and Indonesian cinema, which will be held on Sunday, February 20, at 3 PM West Indonesian Time. All seminar sessions will be conducted via Zoom Meeting.

Here is the full list of additional events that will be held by Japanese Foundation Jakarta  as a part of the Japanese Film Festival ONLINE 2022:


14 February 2022 at 1900 West Indonesian Time
Live at The Japan Foundation Jakarta YouTube channel
The Festival will be opened by the Japanese Ambassador, H.E Mr. KANASUGI Kenji.


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Film: Time of EVE the Movie
Virtual Livers: LAN_NEE3s Unit (Azura Cecillia, Nara Haramaung, and Layla Alstroemeria)
Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Started at 1900 West Indonesian Time
Live at Azura Cecillia Youtube channel

Film: Patema Inverted
Virtual Liver: Hyona Elatiora
Friday, 18 February 2022
Started at 1900 West Indonesian Time
Live at Hyona Elatiora Youtube channel


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Lecture and Demo with MASUYAMA Osamu: Creating Background Art for Animated Film
Saturday, 19 February 2022 from 1400 to 16:00 West Indonesian Time via Zoom Meeting
Registration: from 1 to 15 February 2022 at (Free from charge)
Lecturer: MASUYAMA Osamu (Art director/Background Artist)
Moderator: Yudi Amboro
(Animation Practitioner/Lecturer at Visual Communication Design program, Jakarta Institute of Art)

Yakuza, Thug, and Other Negative Roles:
The History and Representation of Tattoo in Japanese and Indonesian Cinema
Sunday, 20 February 2022 from 1500 to 1700 West Indonesian Time via Zoom Meeting
Registration from 2 to 16 February 2022 at
-Prof. Yoshimi YAMAMOTO (Anthropologist from Tsuru University, Japan)
-Tito Imanda (Anthropologist, Filmmaker)
Moderator: Kemal Putra (Programmer at Kinotika)

JFF OSHABERIKAI: Learning Conversation in Japanese
Sunday, 27 February 2022 from 1000 to 1100 West Indonesian Time via Zoom Meeting
Theme: Japanese Film Festival
Registration from 3 to 10 February 2022 at (Free but limited space)
 Above 15 years old
 Watching at least one of the following films: Patema Inverted, It’s a Summer Film!, or OZLAND
Doesn’t have to understand Japanese.


Merchandise Hunt
From 14 to 27 February 2022
Get a special JFF ONLINE 2022 merchandise by watching JFF Films and answering the quiz.

JFF Movie Review Challenge
From 15 to 23 February 2022
Get a special JFF ONLINE 2022 merchandise by sending a one-minute film review in video format.

Live Quiz at Instagram
Live at @indonesiajff Instagram account

More information about the event will be released on the following social media:
Instagram: @indonesiajff
Promotional material:

Organized by Japan Foundation, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is an annual film screening event that focused on showcasing Japanese films. Until 2019,  JFF has been held as an offline event in 12 countries including Australia, Russia, China, India, and many Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia. In 2020, the event has shifted into an online event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several films have been screened at the JFF, including ShopliftersOne Cut of the Dead,  Samurai Shifters, the Chihayafuru film series, and The Man from the Sea. Some anime films also had been screened at the event, including The Tale of Princess KaguyaTamako Love StoryThe Boy and the BeastThe Anthem of the Heart, and Mary and The Witch’s Flower.

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