Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2024 Now Screening in Iloilo

The annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2024 presented by the Japan Foundation, Manila  is rolling into cinemas in Iloilo from February 23 to March 3. Ilonggo audiences can enjoy all  13 specially selected Japanese films for free by visiting the SM City Iloilo Cinema.  

JFF 2024 kicked off in Manila at the Shangri-La Plaza: Red Carpet Cinemas last February 1  and continues into other regions in SM Cinemas in Iloilo, Cebu, Baguio, and Davao. The  First Slam Dunk (2022), a film based on the Pinoy-beloved anime franchise, will be the first  film to be screened during the opening night on February 23 at 7:00 PM. Ilonggo anime and  basketball fans will surely be treated to an exciting trip down memory lane with heart pounding action from Hanamichi Sakuragi and the rest of Team Shohoku. 

Being one of the most anticipated film festivals in the country, this year's JFF showcases a  range of movies catering to the different tastes of festival-goers and fans of Japanese films.  From nostalgic titles such as Voltes V (1999 and 2023) and Detective Conan (1997 and  2006) to recently released movies such as And Yet You Are So Sweet (2023) and Angry  Son (2022), Ilonggos will surely be entertained and will feel the nostalgia with every visit to  the theaters.  

Admission is free for all screenings and seats will be on a first-come-first-served basis.  Tickets will be available as early as 10:00 AM every day for movies showing on that specific  day. 

JFF 2024 is supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines, JT International  (Philippines) Inc., and the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.  

For more information on the festival’s full film lineup, comprehensive movie synopses, and  complete screening schedules, please visit JapaneseFilmFestPH.jfmo.org.ph or follow the  Japan Foundation, Manila and JFF on social media.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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