Indian Film Festival Japan

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Indian Film Festival Japan

The Indian Film Festival Japan is a film festival in Japan. It works to promote Indian movies both commercial and independent.


The idea for the Indian Film Festival Japan originated with Suresh Thati, CEO of Thati Media Corporation, a Japanese company that specializes in media consulting, IPTV services, publishing and media production. The 1st Indian Film Festival Japan was held in 2012 with four types of awards: an Audience Award that is presented by viewers; a Best Subcontinent award; a Best Documentary award; and a Best Short Film award. A total of 76 movies and 43 short films from India and or from Indians living abroad in different countries were submitted.

Selection process[edit]

The programming department at IFFJ is responsible for a preliminary screening of the movies. The best 20 movies out of all the submitted movies are selected to be part of the movie festival.

Audience Award[edit]

Year Movie Director Nationality of Director
(at time of movie's release)
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Zoya Aktar India

Best Subcontinental Award Winners[edit]

Year Movie Director Nationality of Director
(at time of movie's release)
2011 Bol Shoiab Mansoor Pakistanl

Best Documentary Award Winners[edit]

Year Movie Director(s) Nationality of Director(s)
(at time of movie's release)
2012 Gandhi Lives Aruna Harprasad India


The international jury which chooses the three best movies during the final evaluation round is composed of people from the movie industry.


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