JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film
July 2020

Stay tuned for the landmark 14th edition of JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema. Promising a wide-ranging selection of the best new films from Japan—with exclusive premieres, special guest appearances, parties, panel discussions and much more—this thrilling film festival offers New York City’s diverse audiences unique access to Japan’s dynamic film culture every summer.

The full schedule will be announced and tickets will be on-sale in early June. Sign up for the Japan Society Film e-newsletter to stay informed of festival announcements, news and updates!

“New York’s premier Japanese cinema event.” 
The Wall Street Journal
“Meticulously curated… An annual highlight of New York’s film calendar”
The New York Times
“No other film showcase on Earth can compete with its culture-specific authority—or the quality of its titles.”
Time Out New York
“This is the wildest annual NYC film festival, which reflects Japan Society’s commitment to the rollicking no-holds-barred nature of the country’s film culture.”
New York Magazine
“Pound-for-pound one of the most consistently rewarding film festivals on the planet.”


Japan Society Film's Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and Gaia Holistic Health Foundation/Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura-Hillyer.

Gaia Holistic Health Foundation

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, George Gallagher, David S. Howe, Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yasuko Tsuyuki, and an anonymous donor.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor and American Airlines, the exclusive U.S. airline sponsor of Gallery.

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