LA EigaFest is a Japanese film festival based in Los Angeles devoted to: showcasing Japanese/Japanese influenced films to an American audience, promoting emerging Japanese and Japanese influenced filmmakers to Hollywood, and enhancing the communication and relationship between US and Japanese film industries. “Eiga” means “film” in Japanese and was included in the festival’s title in the hopes of becoming an iconic Japanese-English term and a symbol of cross-cultural efforts between Japanese and U.S. filmmakers.

LA EigaFest

“Eiga” which means “Film” in Japanese, was chosen to be included in the name of the film festival in hope that this would become an iconic Japanese-English term and a symbol of the world of Japanese cinema.