A celebration of cinema and the relationship between the two countries

Denmark and Japan: the countries with very different histories that go 1000s years back. However, there's something these two countries really have in common. The world famous history in cinema, and that is something we wish to celebrate.

One has Lars Von Trier, the other has Akira Kurosawa… and the list goes on!

It's time to celebrate by showing the best films from the two countries to one another through an annual film festival. One in Denmark and one in Japan.

Japan-Denmark Film Festival (JDFF) 2024

Date: 24-26 May

Venue: Nicolai Biograf, Kolding, DENMARK

Ticket 400 Kr. (2-Day ticket) (25-26 May.)

You can purchase the ticket from the Nicolai Biograf webpage.

- NEWS -

The Main Event    -6 May-

The Main Event for the festival is the World Premiere of EIHI SHIINA VISUALBUM.

Eihi herself will attend the festival for Talkwhow, Q&A, Meet & Greet and Signing event!

The JDKF Film-Amabassadors  -09Feb-

We are happy to announce that Ms. Eihi Shiina (Actress) & Ms. Lene Børglum (Producer, Space Rocket Nation) are the Film-Ambassador for the film festival!

Ms. Eihi Shiina is confirmed to attend the film festival in Kolding this May.


24-26 May 2024

*All movies will be in Japanese with English subtitles.



For the filmmakers, you have a chance to join our film competition for short and feature films.

For each competition, there will be both jury and audience awards.

-Best short film award                                                                                                                    -Short film audience award                                                                                                            -Best feature film award                                                                                                                -Feature film audience award 

You can find details and submit your film through FilmFreeway via the button below.

Nominated Short Films (5)

Nominated Feature Films (3)


Become a member and get access to exclusive benefits! 

The annual price for a membership : 200 Kr. (Jan.- Dec.).

You can pay with MobilePay on : 967030

Please put your postal-code and your email in the comments when you send it.


- TEAM -

Japansk-Dansk Kultur Forening (JDKF), a non-profit organization fostering cultural exchange between Japan and Denmark. The key activities of JDKF are (1) Film Festival, (2) Film Co-Production between Japan and Denmark, (3) Film Education including trainings and workshops with Japanese and Danish film professionals.  

The film festival organizing team is a group of passioned film lovers from both Japan and Denmark. The team is collaborating with our film-ambassadors and partners/sponsors to give everyone the best film-experience possible.

Kenneth Lykkehus Truelsen

Festival Coordinator


Kim Jean Karlsson

Pre-Jury Coordinator







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