Film Festivals

Japanese Film Festival 2023

Japanese Film Festival returns to Malaysia with its 19th edition taking place from 7 September until 15 October 2023.

JFF runs in Klang Valley (GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1 Utama, GSC NU Sentral) from 7 to 13 September, Johor Bahru (GSC Paradigm Mall JB) from 14 to 17 September, Penang (GSC Gurney Plaza) from 21 to 24 September, Kuching (GSC CityONE Megamall) from 5 to 8 October, and Kota Kinabalu (GSC Suria Sabah) from 12 to 15 October.

JFF 2023 comprises of a total of 16 titles across genres like drama, documentary, romance, mystery and animation, immersing audiences in diverse aspects of Japanese culture.

Opening the curtains to this year's celebration is feature "Small, Slow but Steady" (2022), a cinematic masterpiece by acclaimed director MIYAKE Sho which will make a special appearance at the opening ceremony. Following his applauded “Ju-on: Origins” (2020) series on Netflix and "And Your Bird Can Sing" (2018) which can also be watched on JFF+ INDEPENDENT CINEMA website from now until 31 October.

We have complimentary passes to give away!
Use Cinema Online's promo code during checkout to redeem your JFF 2023 complimentary pass:


To redeem, just select the JFF 2023 movie you want as per normal on GSC Website / Mobile app

  • On the Payment Screen during Checkout, select "Payment Method"
  • Click "Do you have a Promo Code?" and key in Cinema Online's promo code
  • Click "Submit" to redeem

Terms & Conditions for the Promo Code:

  1. Valid for Japanese Film Festival 2023 movies, except for GSCMovies title "#Manhole".
  2. Valid for GSC Mid Valley Megamall, GSC 1 Utama, GSC NU Sentral, GSC Gurney Plaza, GSC Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, GSC CityONE Megamall Kuching & GSC Suria Sabah Kota Kinabalu.
  3. Each code offers 1 (ONE) movie ticket x 1 redemption each transaction.
  4. Subject to JFF 2023 ticket availability, on a first-come first-served basis, valid until 15 October 2023.
  5. Select “Payment Method” & Apply “Promo Code”.
  6. The promo code is inclusive of booking fees & surcharges.
  7. The promo code is not exchangeable for cash.
  8. Not valid with any ongoing promotions, vouchers and/or privilege cards.
  9. GSC will not be held responsible for any loss/damage of the promo code.

JFF 2023 Movies
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Click here for Japanese Film Festival 2023 Showtimes


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