Festival Schedule


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 sponsor, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit here.

2019 Schedule at a Glance

The 2019 Nashville Japanese Film Festival will take place April 19 Р21, 2019. All events and screenings are on the campus of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film: 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228. [Get Directions].


Friday, April 195:30 - 7:00 PMOpening ReceptionClick to RSVP (required)
Friday, April 197:00 - 8:15 PMNever-ending Man: Hayao MiyazakiFree Admission

SATURDAY - Presenting Partner: Nashville Film Festival

Saturday, April 2010:30 - 11:30 AMFishing with Father, Moon RabbitFree Admission
Saturday, April 2012:00 - 1:00 PMHeartless Angler, A Temptation of the VR, HinoirinokazeFree Admission
Saturday, April 201:30 - 3:00 PMTranscend, Fault Line, Crooked DancesFree Admission
Saturday, April 203:30 - 4:30 PMTerrolun & LunlunFree Admission
Saturday, April 205:00 - 6:15 PMFake Plastic PlanetFree Admission

SUNDAY - Presenting Partners: Consul General of Japan at Nashville and Japan Foundation

Sunday, April 219:00 - 10:45 AMMameshibaFree Admission
Sunday, April 2111:00 AM - 1:00 PMA Tale of Samurai CookingFree Admission
Sunday, April 211:30 - 3:05 PMPop In QFree Admission
Sunday, April 213:15 - 5:00 PMThermae RomaeFree Admission
Sunday, April 215:30 - 7:45 PMNoiseFree Admission

Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival begins on April 13, 2019, just one week before the Nashville Japanese Film Festival. It’s free to the public, and we’ll be there with a booth to contribute to the family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture. Additional information is available online at www.nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org.