Japanese Film Festivals

Despite the fact that Japanese cinema is so big (in 2012 the fourth place worldwide; after Bollywood, Nollywood, American and Chinese cinema), not all the Japanese movies are shown in Belgium. Also not all dvd/bluerays are subtitled in Dutch.

Luckily there are two nice Japanese filmfestivals in Belgium and the Netherlands:

In Belgium (Gent) we have Japan Square

A fantastic no nonsense Japanese film festival combined with delicious bento boxes from ‘Gohan‘. All movies are initiated by very interesting lectures, introductions or interviews!

In the Netherlands (Rotterdam/ Amsterdam ) there is Camera Japan Festival

Camera Japan is a festival of Japanese film in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, but they also explore the culture of Japan—art, music, dance, fashion, food, and much more. They do Japanese culture, film, and food like no one else in the Benelux!


Kuma Anima Film Festival – Lectures combined with recent and retro anime movies during a whole day in Bruges!

Nippon Connection

Frankfurt – Mainz