Japanese Film Festival 2019 is coming to Myanmar and will be showing in a theater near you, there will a variety of movies to view all with different genres. By showing subtitles in both Myanmar language and English the festival hopes to attract Myanmar Nationals and expats.
Japan has one of the oldest and largest film industries in the world; as of 2010, it was the fourth largest by number of feature films produced. Movies have been produced in Japan since 1897, and the country has won the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film four times, more than any other Asian country.
Though many people may only relate to Japanese culture through food or other products, the Japanese film festival hopes to capture and portray life in Japan from various angles, telling you much more about the culture and helping people to understand and hopefully connect to Japanese culture.
The Japanese Film platform was designed to raise interest in Japanese films and draw in a larger audience in the ASEAN countries. The Japanese Film Festival establishes a connection for people in the Asia-Pacific film market and the Japanese film industry. It provides an opportunity for increased interest in Japanese films and creates new market opportunities for Japanese films. You could say the festival has done just that, last year at the Japanese Film Festival 2018 more than 15,000 people came to see the selected Japanese films.
This year the 2019 Japanese Film Festival is a special year for Myanmar, the festival will screen two films which were shot in Myanmar and their storylines are base on actual situations in Myanmar.
The festival will take place from the 25th of Jan 2019 to the 3rd of Feb 2019 in Yangon, and from the 8th of Feb 2019 to the 10th of Feb 2019 in Mandalay. One of the most exciting things is people can watch the movies for free, but they will need to obtain the tickets in advance which can be retrieved one hour before the showings.