European Association for Japanese Studies

2023 Call for Films

The European Association for Japanese Studies invites ethnographic film submissions also for its 17th Conference, which will be held in Ghent, Belgium, from the 17th to the 20th of August 2023. As the conference will be hybrid in nature the selected films will not only be screened in a movie theatre in Ghent, but also be made available to delegates in a protected online space from two weeks before the conference to two weeks after the conference. While some will attend screenings at the venue. This serves to maximise the programme’s exposure to the delegates. Please keep this in mind while submitting.

Selected films will be screened at Studio Skoop theatre; a venue in the city centre of Ghent, where also the annual Japanese Film Festival “Japan Square” takes place.

Important dates

  • 16/01/2023: Call for Films opens.
  • 20/03/2023: Call for Films closes.
  • 03/04/2023: Announcement of Film Selection.
  • 17/07/2023 to 21/08/2023: Period for sending digital screening copies.

Criteria for submission

  • Films that are not in English must be subtitled in English.
  • All lengths accepted.

How to submit proposals

The call is now closed.

Any query related with film submissions please write to eajs(at)

Second phase – only for selected films

File upload (via Dropbox, WeSendit, WeTransfer, MyAirBridge or equivalent) of version in digital format suitable for public screening in high resolution. More information on this will follow closer to the date.

Other EAJS2023 pages

Conference Timeline

24 Oct - 22 Dec 2022
Call for papers and panels
Early March 2023
Proposers receive results of their submissions
End of March 2023
Papers and panels timetabled
10 Apr -1 June 2023
Early Bird registration opens
17-20 Aug 2023
Conference takes place