Rotterdam, 25 – 29 September 2019
WORM + LantarenVenster
Amsterdam, 3 – 6 October 2019
Filmtheater Kriterion


The 2019 programme is now online!

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Some highlights of our programme

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With all the news about Japan’s rapidly ageing population and alarming headlines about the extremely low birth rate, one might wonder what is happening with the youth of Japan. That’s exactly what we want to discover in this year’s theme programme, which showcases films that are either made by, or revolve around young people. Curious? Read more about this year’s theme »

News from the Festival

CAMERA JAPAN 2016 - Directors KAWAI Ken, SUGITA Masakazu, and MIMA Akihiro enjoying the cat sofa.

Help us bring Japanese directors to Rotterdam!

As you probably know, CAMERA JAPAN is a non-profit festival organised by a team of dedicated volunteers. Like so many other cultural organisations, we depend on subsidies to bring a bit of Japan to the Netherlands. Fortunately, we have good financial support from Rotterdam Festivals, the Nederlands Filmfonds, the Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation, and the […]

Call for Volunteers

Do you like film, have a thing for festivals, or Japanese culture? Are you looking to gain work experience or extend your network? Or just for an extraordinary weekend at one of the most beautiful spots in Rotterdam? Then join our team as a volunteer for CAMERA JAPAN from 26-29 September at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam! […]

Young Japanese male in traditional dress with umbrella.

Gezocht: filmliefhebbers voor de jongerenjury

Voor de 14de editie van het CAMERA JAPAN festival, dat van 26 tot en met 29 september in LantarenVenster (Rotterdam) gehouden wordt, organiseren we voor het eerst een jongerenjury. Ben je tussen de 16 en 25 jaar? Ben je fan van (Japanse) film? Ben je thuis in de Japanse cultuur of wil je er meer […]

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Impressions CAMERA JAPAN Festival 2018

Some of the guests, visitors and volunteers who traveled from near and far to CAMERA JAPAN 2018. We hope to see you again soon!


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