Studio Ghibli Fest 2023

For over 35 years, Studio Ghibli Fest 2023 has retained its title as the most prominent and highly praised animation film studio and event worldwide. 

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It has produced great films with waves of inspiration for animation lovers and filmmakers, particularly its wonderful stories.

In 2023, Studio Guibli Fest is going bigger than ever from March 2023 to November 2023. All ten of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films that were created at Studio Ghibli will be featured.

Ghibli Festival 2023 Schedule:

View the full Studio Ghibli Fest schedule for 2023 below.

This year, the documentary series 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki will be highlighted at each film showing. The documentary snippets will show some behind-the-scenes experiences with Hayao Miyazaki.

New in 2023, North America will see screenings of the Tokyo event last year, Spirited Away: Live on Stage.

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The animation studio is under two brilliant directors: director Isao Takahata, director Hayao Miyazaki, and Studio producer Toshio Suzuki.

The studio has produced some of the world’s most beloved films, including Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and Whisper of the Heart.

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Due to their classic animation techniques and storytelling, most of these films have won various international awards, such as the Academy Awards. 

Studio Ghibli Film Festival 2023:

Check back for more 2023 Ghibli announcements! Or visit our Studio Ghibli movies page.

Other films that have qualified for Oscar nominations include The Wind Rises, Howl’s Moving Castle, and When Marnie Was There. These anime series will surprise most viewers.

Studio Ghibli In Theaters 2023

My Neighbor Totoro – 35th Anniversary

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  • Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, March 27 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

Spirited Away Live on Stage

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  • Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023


ponyo may 2023
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Kiki’s Delivery Service

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  • Sunday, June 11, 2023
  • Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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  • Sunday, July 9, 2023
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Castle In The Sky

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  • Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Princess Mononoke

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  • Saturday, August 5, 2023
  • Sunday, August 6, 2023
  • Monday, August 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Porco Rosso

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  • Saturday, August 20, 2023
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Wind Rises

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  • Monday, August 21, 2023
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Howl’s Moving Castle

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  • Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Monday, September 25, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Spirited Away

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  • Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Monday, October 30, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023


For Studio Ghibli Fest 2023 locations see the Fathom Events zip code search tool. You’ll find Cinemark Studio Ghibli listings as well as AMC Studio Ghibli listings near you.

Has The Ghibli Movie Fest Director Received An Award?

Yes! Due to the amazing animated films that the studio was producing, The Studio director and the co-founder were awarded a separate Honorary Award for the Governor’s Award in 2014 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Science. 

The Academy Award Museum has also pledged to pay tribute to the directors by giving the work a special exhibit in 2021 when it commences its operations.

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When Are The Ghibli Fest films Streaming?

In 2020 Studio Ghibli agreed with HBO Max to allow HBO Max to stream the Ghibli films on their platform to celebrate their 35th anniversary. They are still available on HBO Max now!

Studio Ghibli is looking forward to streaming its animated movies on Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, and other major platforms. 

However, the managers have highlighted that some movies, such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke may miss the list of movies to be streamlined. 

Studio Ghibli has yet to agree if it can license its movies to other streaming service providers such as Apple Movies. The directors have shown no plans of issuing licenses any time soon.

Studio Ghibli Steaming On HBO Max

GKids also owns the Studio Ghibli distribution rights in North America. However, Polygon has highlighted that Ghibli’s most classic films, such as Spirited Away and Totoro, may not be among those to streamline on Netflix. 

This has received Christopher Nolan’s respect since the Ghibli management believes that their films are mainly for theatrical experience rather than streaming the movies on a small screen.

Are Studio Ghibli Fest Films Accessible On Digital Platforms?

The simple answer is no for streaming. However, if a fan wants to purchase the films, they can buy a digital copy on Apple, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Microsoft. 

The reason for restricting Studio Ghibli 2021 animations from online streaming services is that the management believes that presentation is more important and enhances the audience’s experience of a typical theatrical setting. 

Movie theatres and theater box offices are the preferred venues for viewing Studio Ghibli’s films.

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GKids Partnership

This is why people cannot download these movies anywhere in the world. However, the Studio Ghibli partners, such as GKids, have ensured that films are available on big screens throughout the year. 

For instance, GKids streamlined 2019’s best Studio Ghibli Movie Fest film, including Howl’s Moving Castle and The Secret World of Arrietty, to various locations on the national theater’s big screen by Fathom Events. 

Stay tuned for possible special three-day event locations in the United States and a complete list of theater locations.

In August 2017, Studio Ghibli Films began producing Miyazaki’s latest upcoming features, the first since the 2013 release of the theatrical film, The Wind Rises. 

This year’s project’s title is How Do I Live, an idea founded on Genzaburo Yoshino’s teaching in 1937.

We hope you enjoy Ghiblifest 2023. Visit Studio Ghibli’s official Japanese site for more info and discover other interesting types of anime.

Popular Ghibli Fest Questions

Will there be a Studio Ghibli Fest 2023?

Yes, Ghibli Fest in 2023 runs for nine months from March to November showcasing different films every few weeks.

Where is the Ghibli Fest 2023?

Ghibli Fest films can be seen at select theaters across the globe. Check Fathom Events for a movie theater near you.

Is Studio Ghibli Fest every year?

Ghibli Fest is a recurring movie festival every year. It runs for several months and showcases some of Ghibli Animation’s best movies.

What is the Studio Ghibli Fest?

The animation studio Ghibli puts on a movie festival each year that runs for many months and shows some of its biggest fan favorites.

Will Ghibli movies be back in theaters in 2023?

Studio Ghibli movies will be released in theaters in 2023, featuring their renowned animation and storytelling, captivating audiences worldwide.

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

Editor In Chief / Founder

Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

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