Art & Design

JAEFF 2018: Youthquake

21 - 23 September 2018, London

This edition of the Japanese Avant-Garde Experimental Film Festival, in partnership with The Japan Foundation, riffs off the Oxford Dictionaries word of 2017: 'Youthquake'- defined as 'a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.'


From 'sun tribe' delinquents in Bad Boys, psychedelic drag queens in Funeral Parade of Roses, and heat-of-the-battle political documentary, to films from the influential Art Theatre Guild (ATG) film studio, the festival will showcase classic avant-garde films from the 1960s and 1970s that examine youth counterculture, the student movements, and general currents of dissatisfaction and rebellion.


Showing alongside these films are short experimental works from contemporary filmmakers and video artists that engage with life in present-day Japan.


For more information and to book tickets through the JAEFF website, please click here


5 April 2017, 6.30pm

Barbican Cinema,Beech Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Close Up Film Centre,97 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR

King's College London, Arthur & Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London, WC2R 2LS

The Japan Foundation, JAEFF