2015 Japanese Film Festival


From November 6 to 7, the Embassy of Japan, together with the Canadian Film Institute and the Japan Foundation, co-hosted the 33rd annual Film Festival Japan at Carleton University. During the festival, two films: “A Story of Yonosuke” and “The Floating Castle” were presented.


At the opening of the film festival, Ambassador Monji expressed gratitude to the CFI for its support and cooperation. In his remarks, Ambassador Monji praised the power of film in presenting Japanese culture to international audiences. 


During the two-day festival approximately 500 people attended the film festival. On both days, Dr. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano from Carleton University’s Film Studies department provided important insights as well as a brief historical introduction for each film to help the audience enjoy the screenings.    



Ambassador Monji giving opening remarks



Mr. Tom McSorley, Executive Director of the Canadian Film Institute, making opening remarks



Dr. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano gave introductions to the films on both days




The audience