The Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival had its first successful year in 2003. We expanded our programme the following year in response to a large number of qualifying entries and a strong audience reception. We are pleased to announce the third annual Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival will be held in November 2005. We hope you will join us for a new series of interesting and innovative Japanese films.
TJSFF is produced by the award-winning Belltower Theatre. The Festival was founded in June 2003 to expose a side of contemporary Japanese culture that has not previously been seen at other Toronto festivals and events.
Toronto has many wonderful film festivals year round that allow people to be exposed to other cultures. We feel that this is a great city for learning, accepting and respecting diverse cultures so we decided to introduce Japanese culture to the community by holding this festival.
We present various short films created both by Japanese filmmakers and international filmmakers whose work relates to Japan. We believe that this event is a fine opportunity to give them a voice and the recognition they so richly deserve.