Japanese Film Festival ONLINE 2022 (JFF ONLINE 2022) has started. From 14 to 27 February, 20 films are available online on the Japanese Film Festival website. Ranging from animation, drama, period pieces, to documentary features, the films will be available in 25 countries, 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 Documentary SAKATA Eiji
The God of Ramen 2013 Documentary 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


But how to watch those films? In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on watching the films of the Japanese Film Festival ONLINE 2022, including where to watch the film, how to create an account for the website, and finally, watch the film.

How to Watch Japanese Film Festival ONLINE 2022

  1. Open https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/. On the page, you will see a selection of the films that are available in your country.
  2. If you are already signed in, you can just select the film and go to step 6. If you are not, continue to step 3.
  3. On the top right, you can see “Sign In” and “Create Account”. If you have an account, sign in first, select the film and go to step 6. If you don’t have an account, go to the next step.
  4. Click the “Create Account” button. Insert your email, username, and password to create your account.
  5. After creating a username, the site will send an email to you. However, you can skip the email. Go back to https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/ and select the film.
  6. After you select the film, you will enter the film page. Beside the film poster, there is a “Watch for free (Limited to once)” button. Click the button.
  7. A pop-up message will appear. Click the “Watch” button inside the pop-up. You also can read the system requirements and the terms & conditions by clicking the respective links.
  8. You can watch the film by clicking “Play Now”. Please remember that the film will only be available within 48 hours after clicking it. The films also will only be available before 27 February at 1459 West Indonesian Time (GMT+7).

Alternatively, you can log in or create an account by hovering the mouse to a film on the https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/ page and inserting your email, or by directly accessing the film page and clicking the “Watch for free (Limited For Once)” button if you’re not logged in yet. Happy watching!

The Indonesian Anime Times

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