STARTING with ZERO - 8 days to embrace the city of Nara and films!

With the key phrase of "Connecting the Future through Film Festivals", NPO Nara International Film Festival presents the Nara International Film Festival for Youth (NIFFFY) from September 17th to the19th, presenting projects that nurture young talent. After NIFFFY, the biennial Nara International Film Festival 2022 takes place from September 19th to the 24th, celebrating new directors' films in the International Competition, Student Competition, and various invitations and special screenings.

Film Festival for the Youth, by the Youth: Nara International Film Festival for Youth
September 17-19

Showcase Films of Up-and-Coming Directors from Around the World: Nara International Film Festival 2022
September 19-24

News
2022.09.24
Dostojee – TWO FRIENDS has won the Golden SHIKA Award!
All Summer Long has won the Golden KOJIKA Award!

Dostojee – TWO FRIENDS  has won the Golden SHIKA Award, Award of Excellence for the International Competition! ...

DAILY NEWS
2022.09.24
Urgent Announcement
2022.09.24
DAILY NEWS vol.7
News
2022.09.23
[Special Screening]
DAILY NEWS
2022.09.23
DAILY NEWS vol.6
DAILY NEWS
2022.09.22
DAILY NEWS vol.5
Films to be screened during the NIFF 2022 will be updated every day!
Upcoming films will be announced daily up to a week before the event.
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Special Invitation Films
Director:Ikeda Elaiza, GAZEBO, Takumi Saitoh, Takeshi Fukunaga, Michihito Fujii, Yuki Makabe, Asami Mizukawa, Riko Murakami, Tsuyoshi Muro
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International Competition
Director:Fabian Hernández
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International Competition
Director:Omar El Zohairy
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International Competition
Director:NIU Xiaoyu
A number of notable films from international film festivals
Partnerships with various film festivals: Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, SSFF & ASIA
International Competition
Films produced by young filmmakers from the world over will come together at NIFF. The best works that have passed the rigorous selection process will be unveiled in the competition. The outstanding films will receive the Golden SHIKA Award (the highest award), as well as the Audience Award.
NARAtive 2022
BEYOND THE FOG
Director: Daichi Murase
Tickets
Information for tickets to participate
Events
Special events during NIFF 2022
Program
Screening times and the schedule
Access
Access to each screening venue in Nara City
Streaming
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.
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Streaming
How to enjoy NIFF
Discover how to fully enjoy NIFF both on site and online.
Film Talk Sessions
Listen to various guests involved in the film-making talk about their work and enjoy coming to know more deeply about them.
NIFF Special Pass
With this Special Pass (10,000 yen), you will have unlimited access to view all the films as well as join our monthly “Nara Cinematheque” screening (online viewing is not included).