About NIFF


Nara International Film Festival is a biennale film festival held in Nara, Japan, where used to be an ancient capital of Japan over 1,300 years ago. Naomi Kawase, the winner of Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix in 2008, serves as an Executive Director, along with local business owners as the board members.

Nara International Film Festival 2016 will be held from 17 to 22 September 2016.
The latest NARAtive film "The Wolves of the East" directed by Carlos M. Quintela will be premiered at the opening ceremony.

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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