Our favourite Japanese films to stream right now

Cinemas are closed, social gatherings are cancelled and most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. So what better thing to do than watch some Japanese films at home! Our programmers picked their favourite films that you can stream right now and that are bound to cheer you up. Francesca BOI picks The […]

Vacancy: Education Coordinator

The fifteenth edition of the CAMERA JAPAN Festival will take place from 23 September to 4 October in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. To strengthen our team and to help us create another great festival experience, we are looking for an Education Coordinator. As Education Coordinator you will build a network of school and other educational partners […]

Vacancy: Events Coordinator

The fifteenth edition of the CAMERA JAPAN Festival will take place from 23 September to 4 October in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. To strengthen our team and to help us create another great festival experience, we are looking for an Events Coordinator. As Events Coordinator you are responsible for the events programme, which includes interventions, exhibitions, […]

Vacancy: On Tour Coordinator

The fifteenth edition of the CAMERA JAPAN Festival will take place from 23 September until 4 October in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. To strengthen our team and to help us create another great festival experience, we are looking for an On Tour Coordinator. Als On Tour Coordinator ben je verantwoordelijk voor het On Tour programma, je […]

The Audience Award Goes to Fly Me to the Saitama

We wrapped up the fourteenth edition of the CAMERA JAPAN Festival in Amsterdam last night. Today we have the pleasure of announcing the winner of the 2019 Audience Award. After counting all the votes in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Fly Me to the Saitama stays at the top of the rankings ahead of Sending Off, a […]

Youth Jury Award to Melancholic by TANAKA Seiji

For the first time in its history, CAMERA JAPAN Festival invited seven young film lovers to form a Youth Jury. After watching six films in four days, all made by directors under the age of 35, the jury awarded their prize to Melancholic by TANAKA Seiji. Melancholic revolves around a university graduate who lands himself […]

Fly Me to the Saitama soars in the Audience Award ranking!

After four full days of screenings at Rotterdam, the audience favorite is Fly Me to the Saitama from director TAKEUCHI Hideki. Packed with humour and plenty of action, the film is a satirical fable about the class war between Tokyo and Saitama (the metropolis vs. the sticks). So far, the top ten films in 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? Then join our team as a volunteer for CAMERA JAPAN from 3-6 October at Filmtheater Kriterion in Amsterdam! Knowledge of Dutch is not required (though can be handy). We are looking for: […]

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 […]

Vacancy: Social Media Officer

The fourteenth edition of the CAMERA JAPAN Festival is scheduled for 25 to 29 September in Rotterdam and 4 to 6 October in Amsterdam. To strengthen our team and to help us create another great festival experience, we are looking for a Social Media Officer. Please note that all positions in the CAMERA JAPAN team […]