We showcase the work of Japanese filmmakers as well as those inspired by Japanese cinema and culture. We also hold the LA EigaFest in Los Angeles. Sign up to get early access to festival tickets and screenings.



The Japan Film Society is proud to present or support the following upcoming events.


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The Japan Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to promote Japanese film and culture in the United States.

Our all-volunteer network of artists, business people, and film lovers share an appreciation for the diverse world of Japanese cinema. Together, we aspire to showcase the work of Japanese filmmakers and non-Japanese artists inspired by Japanese cinema and culture.

Our Mission


Our mission is to help enhance understanding and build relationships between Japan and the United States through film, and to work together with artists, fans, and the public to create positive change in society.

To that end, we:  

  • hold the LA EigaFest - a Japanese film festival in Hollywood.
  • present regular public screenings.
  • distribute news and updates on Japanese cinema to build a following in the United States.
  • create a bridge between Japanese filmmakers and Hollywood.
  • provide a venue for Japanese filmmakers to showcase their work
  • bring support to other film festivals and artistic efforts through cross promotion, volunteer activities, club events, etc.
  • A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

    Akira Kurosawa

  • On Creativity: Rather than passing it onto the next generation as is, first we need to digest it and make it our own.

    Hayao Miyazaki

  • I want the spectators to feel like they are in another dimension of reality. I don't want my audience to understand every detail.

    Takeshi Kitano



Keep up to date with the latest JFS and LA EigaFest news!

JFS Halloween Event – Masquerade Ball

18-Oct / Past Events / 0 COMMENTS

October 21st, Sunday 8pm-12am @ Good Hurt http://www.goodhurt.com/, 12249 Venice Blvd Los Angeles CA 90066 [Map] Entrance Fee: $15 / $10 (For those in costume (21 & over) We’ll be screening the crazy Horror Film “Dead Sushi” where Sushi attack Human Beings, we’ll have live performances by Lancifer and Layla ...


LA Screening ”Cast Me If You Can” March 1st

11-Feb / Past Events / 0 COMMENTS

“Cast me if you can (Wakiyaku Monogatari)” is a charming romantic comedy set in Tokyo, written and directed by Atsushi Ogata, and featuring a veteran cast of popular actors (Toru Masuoka, Hiromi Nagasaku, Masahiko Tsugawa, Keiko Matsuzaka, and Emoto Akira). The film was released in North America on DVD in ...


LA EigaFest 2011 Japanese Film Festival

02-Nov / Past Events / 0 COMMENTS

November 11-13 / The Chinese Theatres More Info ! http://www.laeigafest.com


Erotica Seven!! -Nippon Pink: Cosplay, Kitten Girls & the world ...

10-Oct / Past Events / 0 COMMENTS

October 23rd, Sunday8pm-1am @ Good Hurt http://www.goodhurt.com/, 12249 Venice Blvd Los Angeles CA 90066 [Map] Entrance Fee: $15 / $10 (For those in appropriate costume/cosplay) (21 & over) We will have 7 types of entertainment from the erotic world of Japan – Dancing, Cosplay, Erotic Toys, Film, Art, Music, and ...




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Sponsorship/Partnership Inquiries


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