JAEFF’s mission statement is to draw connections between classic 20th century Japanese Avant-garde Cinema and contemporary Japanese experimental filmmaking. We aim to provide a platform for these cinematic movements in order to bring them to a wider audience here in the UK. We encourage inclusivity, and propose to foster co-operative discourses between the practical/artistic, scholarly, and fan communities.

We will host an extended, multi-day, festival programme of films in September 2019 at prominent venues in London. By submitting your film, you'll be contributing to the showcasing of contemporary Japanese experimental works that challenge existing film practises and structures.




PLEASE READ: For the 2019 edition we are accepting work that examines national identity, cultural memory and perceptions of history in Japan.

Style: Experimental
Format: digital
Production: made by Japanese or Japanese diaspora filmmakers/video artists
Language: English, Japanese with English subtitles or no dialogue
Length: under 45 mins
Entry fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival reserves the right to use small portions and stills of accepted films for promotion of events.



スタイル : 実験映画
フォーマット : デジタル
製作 : 日本人または海外在住の日本人映画監督、ビデオアーティストによって作られたもの
使用言語 : 英語または日本語(英語字幕付き)、もしくは対話なし
上映時間 : 45分以下
参加費 : $15 (返金不可)