Nara International Film Festival has now entered its tenth year this year. In Nara, there are many treasures, such as history, nature, shrines, temples, and living things. This year, as COVID-19 has raged and severed all of our connections, we realized that our treasures have been all of the people we’ve met in the last ten years, and the connections we have with them. Treasures are different for every person, and they are something we hold in our hearts. What’s your treasure? Please come visit Nara and find that answer.
*This festival will follow strict safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please read here for the details.
With the screening of films and other events, all programs will be held at a number of stages within Nara City.
Here is some information about how to access those venues.
Online This year, you can also participate online
- Live Streaming
We will be streaming many of our programs live online, like the red carpet at Todai-ji (World Heritage site), the opening ceremony at Kasugano-enchi in Nara Park, and talk sessions with guests. Everyone will be able to watch and listen.
- Screening Film Online
Some films screened at our festival will be streaming online for a limited time, and for a small fee. This will be the first release in Japan for many of these films. From a place of your choice, watch movies that can only be seen here, and dive deep into the story.