The 18th Japanese Film Festival(JFF) hits Perth this month. The JFF is the largest Japanese film festival outside of Japan and will showcase contemporary Japanese cinema ranging from anime to action and everything in between. There will be 20 titles featured, half of which are Australian premieres. The musical comedy, Lady Maiko, will be opening the festival and looks at the geisha world. Closing JFF will be A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story, an award-winning film featuring traditional Japanese cuisines from age-old surviving recipe books. JFF 2014 will be held at Hoyts Millennium and Hoyts Carousel from October 29 to November 2. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 1, from japanesefilmfestival.net and Hoyts.