Japan – BFI blockbuster season 2021

The season has now ended but if you would like more information on programming and resources please visit the project website here.

The BFI’s blockbuster season for 2021 will celebrate the cinema of Japan.

In 2020 BFI celebrated the cinema of Japan, with a comprehensive programme of films online via BFI Player and select screenings and events. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on UK cinemas, the season was postponed.

Japan 2021, led by BFI in partnership with BFI FAN was a UK-wide season of Japanese cinema, from early silents to contemporary innovation, and everything in between.

 Programming, Resources and Information
  • Available titles: This is a non exhaustive list of titles available to book for theatrical and non theatrical via BFI (Japan 2021 BFI Tour), Arrow Films & Park Circus. Main contacts for these titles are listed in this document. For any other titles you intend to programme, please get in touch with the distributors to secure licensing rights.
  • BFI Player Collection:  From May 2020 BFI Player hosted several collections of Japanese cinema available to rent or access via subscription. More information here.
  • Japan Foundation: Japan Foundation operated their touring programme in February/March 2020.  This tour is not supported by Major Programmes but could be considered as a prelude to the Summer season. More information here.

To find out more about Major Programmes support for UK-wide seasons email manon@filmhubmidlands.org.