Indian Film Festival Japan

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Indian Film Festival Japan
Genre Film festival produced by Thati Media Corporation.
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Shinjuku Ku, Tokyo
Country Japan
Founded Shinjuku Ku, Tokyo, Japan (2005)
People Suresh Thati, Chairman
Mikiko Hida, Director

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. IFFJ 2012, IFFJ 2013, IFFJ 2014, IFFJ 2015,

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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