About NIFF

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Nara International Film Festival is a biennial film festival held in Nara, Japan, where used to be Nara International Film Festival was started in 2010 by a filmmaker, Naomi Kawase and other locals when it was the 1300th year since Nara had been the capital of Japan. Not only this film festival is held only once every two year, we also conduct many projects to tell the attraction of film include supporting the film making for young director from both inside or outside of Japan, conducting work shop for children and students from overseas and host "Nara cinematheque" screening in Nara city.

The next NIFF will be in September 2018.

Call for submission begins December 2017.

Photos from 2014
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Aside from holding the festival, NIFF also provides other activities such as a film making workshop for children, the monthly screening event "Nara Cinematheque," and also the NARAtive project.

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