The Japan Foundation, Manila and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to announce Free Japanese Film Screenings at Cinema 5 of Trinoma Mall from September 7 to 10, 2017.  This event coincides with the 2nd ASEAN – Japan TV Festival 2017 (AJTVF2) to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN.

Audiences can enjoy five new Japanese films: The Projects (Danchi), The Mohican Comes Home (Mohican Kokyo ni Kaeru), Key of Life (Kagidorobo no Method), and LA LA LA at Rock Bottom (Misono Universe).  The line-up also includes Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections which was screened in the Tokyo International Film Festival. To create the omnibus film Reflections, The Japan Foundation Asia Center joined three directors from the Philippines, Cambodia, and Japan: Brillante Ma Mendoza, Sotho Kulikar, and Isao Yukisada.

Films will be shown at Cinema 5, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City. All screenings are free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tickets will be distributed one hour before the screening time. Please see below promotion material for more information on the screening schedules and film details.

The Festival will also culminate in a Public Event at the Trinoma Mall Activity Center on September 9, 2:45 to 5:30 pm, with a performance by Airdance Philippines (with Rhosam V. Prudenciado Jr. of Dance Dance Asia 2017, also an event by the Japan Foundation Asia Center).  This will be followed by a mini-concert with Rivermaya, Julie Anne San Jose and Erik Santos, together with Japan’s Soil & Pimp Sessions and Pink Cres.

Admission is Free.
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About the Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 by special legislation in the Japanese Diet and became an Independent Administrative Institution in October 2003. The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. As the18th overseas office, the Japan Foundation, Manila was founded in 1996, active in three focused areas: Arts and Culture; Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange; Japanese-Language Education Overseas. For more information please visit their website at

The Japan Foundation Asia Center, established within the Japan Foundation in April 2014, is a specialized unit with the goal to connect people, expand networks, and develop cultural programs across Asia. As the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics lie ahead in 2020, through projects in such diverse fields as music, theater, film, sports, Japanese language education and other academic exchanges, the Asia Center, in cooperation with the Foundation’s overseas offices, pursues and supports various forms of activities between Asian communities. Some of their events include Dance Dance Asia 2017 and The Asian-Three Fold Mirror 2016.

About the 2nd ASEAN – Japan TV Festival 2017
AJTVF2 is an ASEAN dialogue-partner project of the ASEAN committee on Culture and Information and is funded under the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). It is also an initiative shared by the Japan’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs and Communications, the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN 10 Member States.  The Festival aims to bring together top TV professionals from ASEAN and Japan in collaborative workshops and exchanges.


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