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The Japan Foundation Manila has announced on Monday that the annual film festival Eigasai PH will happen from July 4 to August 26 in five key cities in the country.

This year, the film festival will be highlighted by the live-action film adaptation of Chihayafuru, which will feature the premiere of its third and final installment with a talk by director Norihiro Koizumi.

The panel discussion is scheduled to happen on Friday, July 6, at Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City and Saturday, July 7, at Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2 in Makati City.


The event will also feature the following movies: Daytime Shooting Star, Let’s Go, JETS! From Small Town Girls to U.S.Champions?!, Rudolf the Black Cat, Survival Family, Honnouji Hotel, Memoirs of a Murderer, Tora-san of Goto, TORI GIRL, and ReLife.

There will also be special screenings in collaboration with other projects by The Japan Foundation, such as Of Love & Law, Seven Samurai, and When Curtain Rises.


The film screenings will be held at the following locations:

Ayala Center, Makati City
Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2
July 4-8

Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
CSR, Social Sciences Building – July 4-5
Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex – July 6

Davao City
SM Cinema
July 12-15

Naga City
Ateneo de Naga University – July 26
SM Cinema – July 27-29

Ermita, Manila
Cinematheque Centre Manila
August 5

Pasay City
CCP Complex
August 4-17

Bacolod City
SM Cinema
August 9-12

UP Diliman, Quezon City
Cine Adarna, UP Film Institute
August 15-18

Cebu City
Ayala Center
August 23-26

For full details on the film screening, please visit the Eigsai PH 2018 page at jfmo.org.ph/events-and-courses/japanese-film-festival-eigasai-2018. Schedule to change without prior notice.


Eigasai PH: Japanese Film Festival is an annual film festival organized by The Japan Foundation Manila since 1997, held in conjunction with the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month, which happens every July.

The event became well-known in releasing Japanese films from all across genres, including drama, comedy, and animation, as well as bringing people involved in the movies to discuss their work and the thought process in creating their work.