Film Festivals

Events Japan Film Festival

A variety of cinemas in Hamburg showcase contemporary Japanese films - from anime and comedy to drama and documentaries.

The Red Turtle at Japan Filmfest in Hamburg

Japan FilmFest Hamburg

Business relations between Hamburg and Japan have been fruitful and prosperous for decades. As a result, a great many Japanese companies have settled in the Hanseatic city. However, not only economically but also culturally, the land of the rising sun has lots to offer. Japan Filmfest sets out to provide an overview of the many different genres of Japanese film, far exceeding the ever-present animes. From documentaries to short films and feature films of all genres, the five-day festival knows no stylistic boundaries. What’s more, films screened during Japan Filmfest are often German, European or even World premieres, adding an exclusive air to the event. Films are usually in Japanese with English subtitles (if indicated as “OmeU”).

For more information, please visit the official Japan Filmfest website.


May 2019. More information to be announced closer to the date.


3001, Metropolis and Studio Cinemas.