July 2-13, 2008



"A rich and varied selection of recent Japanese films.” 
-The New York Times

The only large-scale annual Japanese film festival in North America brings a sizable slice of Japan's contemporary film scene to New York City! With nearly 20 feature films and over 60 shorts, JAPAN CUTS promises to give the first taste of Japan's most recent films ranging from major blockbusters and breakthrough films, to the internationally acclaimed and highly controversial.

Click here for printable JAPAN CUTS calendar (PDF format)


Meet the filmmakers behind this year's hottest films through introductions, Q&As and discussions. 

View the films featured in last year's Japan Cuts!

Films presented from July 3-6 are co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival, America's leading festival of popular Asian cinema.


JAPAN CUTS is funded by grants from The Japan Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Additional support is provided by Sapporo USA, Inc.

Japan Society’s 2008-2009 Film Programs are generously supported by The Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

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