NARAtive, a coinage combining "Nara" and "narrative," is designed to promote Nara to the world. The mission of NARAtive is to present outstanding films that represent the essence of Nara. It is our great pleasure to record the nature and people of Nara on films and hand them to the next generation.

The NIFF invites young promising directors to Nara. They make films that are set in Nara. Experienced staffs and the local people support their shootings. Filming in/about Nara by the directors coming from outside of Nara allows the local people to strengthen their sense of community and to socialize with the shooting staff. Then, the NARAtive movies travel around the world to inform the people of its beauty.

NARAtive encourages new talents to make films and help people all over the wolrd discover Nara.


Director: Ida Panahandeh (Iran)
Location: Tenri city, Nara

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"The Wolves of the East"
Director: Carlos M. Quintela (Cuba)
Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Shima Onishi, Masahiro Kobori
Location:Higashiyoshino Village, Nara

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"A Midsummer's Fantasia"
Director: Jang Kun-jae (South Korea)
Location: Gojo city, Nara
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Director: Pedro González-Rubio (Mexico)
Location: Totsukawa village, Nara
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"Last Chestnuts"
Director: Zhao Ye (China)

Director: Toyoko Yamazaki
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