© 2018 Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

Designed by B. Lim-Silvernail

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823


14th Annual

July 20-22, 2018 •  Crest Theatre

1013 K Street •  Sacramento


About Us


The Sacramento Japanese Film Festival began as a one day festival, Japanese Movies at the Crest, in 2005.  In 2010 it grew to a three-day festival with five films.  In 2011, it had expanded to six films. Seven feature films and a documentary short were screened in 2012.  Sacramento Japanese Film Festival is one of only four film festivals in the continental United States which dedicates itself exclusively to Japanese cinema. The film festival receives its tax exempt status through the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church.  Donations to the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival are tax exempt for Federal income tax purposes.  The Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church is located at 6929 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA  95823.  Phone:  (916) 421-1017. www.sacjumc.com.

Committee Members:

Winston Ashizawa, Lisa Crownover, Dale Fong, Isao Fujimoto, Tim Inouye, Kiku Ito, Karen Kashiwagi, Sachiko Konatsu, Alice Kubo, Richard Kuramoto, Betty Lim-Silvernail, Kathy Marquardt, Anne Miyasaki, Nancy Nakamura, Paul Nakamura, Mary Ann Nakashima, Julie Nishite, Sharon Oguro, Lester Ouchida,  Jayne Muraki Rasmussen, Margaret Saito, Shigeko Shibata, Atsuko Takeda, Jane Thomson, Christine Umeda.

Chairperson:  Barbara Kado

Festival Favors Committee:

Betty Lim-Silvernail, Sharon Oguro, Shigeko Shibata.


The Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC) is multicultural church whose membership 500 persons includes diverse ethnic backgrounds. SJUMC has a history of being one of the oldest Japanese American  churches in California. The community opportunities for spiritual growth, community service, fellowship in a supportive environment.

The SJUMC Mission Statement:

SJUMC strives to remain a strong and caring congregation of worship, fellowship, and community services.The church will continue to uphold the heritage of the founders, but also develop multi-faceted ministries to serve the needs of all peoples.

Worship Services:

Our church family and ministry have much to offer in faith development and sharing in fellowship.  Please join us for Worship Services at 10:30 AM on the first, third, and fourth Sundays, and at 10:30 AM for Family Worship Services on the second Sundays.  Visit the SJUMC website for weekly worship service schedules:  Worship Schedule

Sunday School:

Sunday School is available for children kindergarten through high school from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on the first, third, and fourth Sundays.  On second Sundays, please join us for Family Worship Services beginning at 10:30 AM.

Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF):

SJUMC has two active youth groups:  MYF for high school aged youth and Junior MYF for junior high youth.  Both groups meet at 9:30 AM on the first, third, and fourth Sundays.  On second Sundays, youth go to the Family Worship Service beginning at 10:30 AM.