Introducing Japan x Global Stage Hollywood! A special event for this year's GSH fest.

Japan x GSH is LA’s premier celebration of Japanese entertainment and culture. Hosted in the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood, GSH is a three-day film and media festival presenting the most exciting developments in contemporary Japanese cinema, anime, and video games.

We are interested in any submission related to Japan, Japanese culture and language, and Japanese communities around the world. All genres are welcome. Please include English subtitles.

Japan X is brought to you by Global Stage Hollywood, the same team behind Japan Connects Hollywood, Taiwanese Film Festival, and more festivals. Global Stage Hollywood’s mission is to serve as a bridge between film industries across the world. We also run the Global Stage Hollywood Film Lab, an institute dedicated to shepherding hidden gem films from script to screen.

Global Stage Hollywood is a film festival dedicated to diverse filmmaking. In our increasingly interconnected world, there is an ever greater need for platforms that help filmmakers cut through the noise and introduce their films to new audiences.

We embrace filmmakers who transcend national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries by creating films that connect to audiences around the world. We are interested in a wide range of genres, topics, and styles. Our diverse programming brings many audiences together, creating an opportunity for filmmakers to break out of their niches and expand to new audiences.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film

Films must be completed within the last two years.
Rough Cuts will be considered if the final cut meets the extended deadline.
All films not in the English language must have English subtitles.