Annual Calendar 2024

National Film Archive of Japan Calendar (April, 2024 – March, 2025)

*NFAJ will be closed on Mondays, during screening preparation, between exhibitions; Dec. 27, 2024 -Jan. 5, 2025.
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Please take a look at Note to visitors before your visit.

*Schedule and titles of the programs may change.
*Further updates on our screening and exhibition events will be announced on this page.

↓Schedule List(PDF)

 

Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU

April 9 – May 5, 2024

This program commemorates the centenary of Hideko Takamine (1924-2010), who debuted in the silent era, quickly rose to prominence as a child star, and since then remained one of the top actors throughout the Showa period.

 

May 14 – 19, 2024

This program series is screened on a repertory basis with the live music accompaniment or the oral explanation of the benshi film narrator.

 

Japanese Cinema and Music: Composers in the 1950s and 1960s

May 25 – July 28, 2024

Many brilliant composers contributed a lot to the golden age of the post-war Japanese cinema. This program showcases the classics and the lesser-known masterpieces that they offered the scores. Most of the composers featured here were born in the 1920s, including three maestros at the centenary of their birth, namely Ikuma Dan, Riichiro Manabe, and Takanobu Saito. This program is linked with the exhibition of the same title.

 

Repatriated Film Collection [Part 2] (tentative)

July 30 – August 23, 2024

Following the 2023 program “Repatriated Film Collection [Part1]: Narrative Films, 1930-1945”, this program showcases the pre-war Japanese films that were repatriated from the Library of Congress between 1967 and the 1990s. Some of the prints will be shown for the first time.

 

46th Pia Film Festival 2024

September 7 – 21, 2024
Co-organizer: PFF General Incorporated Association

Pia Film Festival, which has been supporting young and upcoming filmmakers and introducing new talent to audiences both in Japan and overseas, now its 46th edition, holds again the “PFF Award Competition,” the biggest competition for “self-produced films (aka Jishu-Eiga)” in the world, special programs and screenings with film personalities as guest lecturers.

 

Tomotaka Tasaka Retrospective (tentative)

October 8 – 20, November 5 – 24, 2024

The film director Tomotaka Tasaka (1902-1974) is known for his splendid character portrayal and the humanitarian style with sincerity. His works range from war films to jidaigeki films and adaptations of literary classics. Fifty years after his decease, we inclusively present his works to celebrate the multi-faceted career of this filmmaker. This program is linked with the exhibition of the same title.

 

TIFF/NFAJ Classics (tentative)

October 29 – November 3, 2024
Co-organizer: Tokyo International Film Festival

Following the 2023 program “TIFF/NFAJ Classics: Yasujiro Ozu Week”, this program presents the classics of Japanese films in cooperation with the Tokyo International Film Festival. 

 

Film Director Andrzej Wajda (tentative)

December 10 – 26, 2024
Co-organizer: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Mermaid Films Ltd.

Starting as a prominent member of the “Polish Film School”, Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) made an epoch-making impact internationally. He pursued his directorial career of about 60 years, cinematically telling the history of Poland. This program, linking with the exhibition of the same title, covers his world-wide acclaimed works to profile the full picture of his career.

 

Film Treasures from the UNAM Film Archive (tentative)

January 7 – February 9, 2025
Co-organizer: UNAM Film Archive

This program extensively showcases Mexican films from the silent era to the present in cooperation with the institutions including the UNAM Film Archive, which is a FIAF (the International Federation of Film Archives) member and one of the most significant film archives in Latin America.

 

Women Who Made Japanese Cinema [Part 3] (tentative)

February 11 – March 23, 2025

Following the 2022 program “Women Who Made Japanese Cinema [Part1]: From the Silent Era to the 1960s” and the 2023 program “Women Who Made Japanese Cinema [Part2]: 1970s-1980s”, we focus on the achievements of women directors and staff to trace their footsteps in Japanese film history.


As for the event “In Celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage,” please see the following page.

B1 Theatre

Films from the NFAJ Collection: Spring 2025

March 7 – 23, 2025 ※Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only

This program introduces the variety of the NFAJ collection.


As for the educational programs held at B1 Theatre, please see the following page.

Educational Programs

Kids’ Cinema: The Summer Vacation of 2024

July 26 – 27, August 2 – 3, 2024 @B1 Theatre

This is the program for children up to junior high school students. It intends to cultivate their aesthetic sensibility and image literacy through the wonder and joy of films on screen.

 

In Celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 5, 2024 @Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU

Celebrating UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage(October 27), this special event provides the opportunity to learn the importance of moving image preservation.

 

V4 Countries Kids Film Festival

December 7, 2024 @B1 Theatre
Co-organizers: The embassies and the cultural institutions of V4 countries

Animation and other films of Visegrad Four (V4: Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic), along with their cultures, are showcased for children in this program.

 

Gallery

Temporary Exhibitions

April 9 – August 23, 2024
※Closed: May 7 – 12, 2024

In the 1950s and the 1960s, many Japanese composers contributed a lot to the golden age of the Japanese cinema by making original film scores with different appeal from their concert pieces. This exhibition recognizes their achievements through their musical manuscripts and production materials, and also allows visitors to listen to some of the scores.

 

Film Director Tomotaka Tasaka (tentative)

September 7 – November 24, 2024

The film director Tomotaka Tasaka (1902-1974) is known for his splendid character portrayal and the humanitarian style with sincerity. His works range from youth films to war films, jidaigeki films, and adaptations of literary classics. Fifty years after his decease, we scrutinize the career of this filmmaker, illuminating his excellence through the artefacts owned by his connected persons and the items from our collection.

 

Film Director Andrzej Wajda (tentative)

December 10, 2024 – March 23, 2025
※Closed: December 27-January 5, 2025
Co-organizers: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, National Museum in Krakow, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Polish Cultural Institute in Tokyo

Starting as a prominent member of the “Polish Film School”, Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) pursued his directorial career of about 60 years, cinematically telling the history of Poland. He made an epoch-making impact internationally, whereas revolted against the then rigid socialist political system. This is the first international tour of the exhibition held in Krakow, Poland, with the addition of the items showing his close relation to Japan.

 

Permanent Exhibition

Japanese cinema has already had a history of over one century with two golden ages. This exhibition surveys the history through posters, still photographs, documents, cameras, the personal items that belonged to noted film personalities and other materials from the NFAJ Collection.

*Captions in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean

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