“Meticulously curated… An annual highlight of New York’s film calendar.”The New York Times

“A comprehensive snapshot of one of the world’s most exciting national cinemas—it’s the closest you can get to Japan without actually going there.”IndieWire

Celebrate Japanese film with JAPAN CUTS

North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese film returns for its 17th year this summer at Japan Society! Join us July 10-21 for 30+ curated films from across Japan featuring major blockbusters, indie darlings, up-and-coming filmmakers, restorations, documentaries, experimental and short films, and anime. JAPAN CUTS is a showcase of the latest in Japanese cinema, featuring both today’s most popular actors and directors as well as tomorrow’s pioneering talent. Become a member of our passionate filmgoer community for premieres, parties, and celebrity guests in the heart of America’s biggest city!

Tickets on sale starting June 4 for members, June 11 for nonmembers.

Japan Society members receive exclusive access to a Members-Only Pre-Sale, exclusive access to a Members-Only All-Access Festival Pass, complimentary tickets to select JAPAN CUTS films, and discounts to all screenings presented by Japan Society Film all year! Not a member? Join today!


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All JAPAN CUTS screenings take place at the landmarked Japan Society, one block from the United Nations and minutes from Grand Central Terminal.

333 East 47th St, New York, NY 10017

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Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Anime NYC and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Prince Kitano New York, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.