Watch: Trailer for Upcoming New York Japan CineFest (Plus, Win Free Tickets!)

On June 8, Asia Society New York and Mar Creation present New York Japan CineFest, featuring screenings of seven award-winning live action and animated shorts. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Asia Society New York's auditorium.

The program includes films by directors Yasu Suzuki, Kosuke Furukawa, Ken Ochiai, Haruhito Naka, Yoriko Murakami, Justin Ambrosino and Chisa Hidaka. Watch the event trailer above to get a taste of the creativity that will be on display.

The filmmakers will be on hand for the screenings, which will be followed by a reception sponsored by Asahi Beer.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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