The mission of the Nashville Japanese Film Festival (NJaFF) is to celebrate all aspects of Japanese culture, as experienced through the medium of film and the expression of Japanese filmmakers.

NJaFF is a non-profit Tennessee corporation (501c3) set up for the benefit of the public. Operations are made possible by the support of donors and sponsors. For information on becoming a 2017 sponsor, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit here.

2019 Festival

Information coming soon.

2017 Schedule at a Glance

The fourth annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival will take place April 7 – 9, 2017. All screenings are on the campus of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film: 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228. [Get Directions].

Friday, April 76:00 PMVIP ReceptionBy Invitation
Friday, April 77:30 PMVoices of a Distant StarFree Admission
Saturday, April 85:30 PMMiss HokusaiFree Admission
Sunday, April 91:00 PMFrom Up on Poppy HillFree Admission
Sunday, April 93:00 PMThe Gift from BeateFree Admission
Sunday, April 95:00 PMThe Harimaya BridgeFree Admission

Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nashville Japanese Film Festival will for the first time coincide with the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, being held Saturday, April 8, at the Nashville Public Square, The ninth annual event is a free to the public, family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture. Additional information is available online at www.nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org.

2017 Sponsors

Kudos, shout-outs, and huge thanks to our 2017 Sponsors. You make this possible.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Garry Hornbuckle (https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryhornbuckle/) – Website development & SEO

Pretzel Pictures (http://pretzelpictures.com/) – Administrative & Event Support