The BFI's blockbuster season for 2020 will celebrate the cinema of Japan.

In light of the impact of COVID-19 on UK cinemas, we are revising our plans and timeframe for this season.  

This page will be updated soon with more information about how to get involved, and support available.

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Funeral parade of Roses, Toshi Matsumoto, 1969

Programming Resources and Information

BFI releases and reissues.  BFI distribution will issue at least 2 releases as part of the season.  Contact them directly to find out more about dates and terms.

Japan Foundation.  Japan Foundation will be operating their touring programme in February/March 2020.  This tour is not supported by Major Programmes but you may wish to consider using it as a prelude to the Summer season.

Contact us

To find out more about Major Programmes support for UK-wide seasons email or call 0115 850 7851.

Our office hours are 0900 - 1700 Monday to Friday