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02/21/2020 - 03/15/2020
New York (NY)

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2020

Children of the Sea. Courtesy of NYICFF

Time & Location

February 21 – March 15
Various venues (New York)


New York International Children’s Film Festival 2020’s Friends & Neighbors: Japan showcases a curated selection of four new and retrospective feature films and one short film collection, highlighting the rich cinema and cultural history of Japan in a breathtaking range of styles: from the East Coast premiere of Watanabe Ayumu‘s atmospheric Children of the Sea (2019, NYICFF Opening Night Film), to the U.S. premiere of the award-winning, fresh vision of Iwaisawa Kenji‘s On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019) and Tsukamoto Renpei‘s charming live-action inter-generational twist in Bento Harrassment (2019). Rounding out the feature films is a retrospective screening of Yabushita Taiji and Daikuhara Akira‘s landmark anime Magic Boy (1961). A contemporary short film collection offers the world premiere of Yamamura Koji’s highly anticipated hand-drawn animation Dreams into Drawing (2020), alongside other stop motion, 2D animation and live action films from a wide range of Japanese filmmakers.

Get special discount tickets on the NYICFF website with the code JFNY20.

This film festival is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

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