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Amazon Prime Video Take One Award Finalists announced at Tokyo Film Festival

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce the lineup of Amazon Prime Video Take One Award Finalists, whose short films will be screened, and the winner unveiled during the 34th TIFF. Amazon Prime Video, a major digital streaming service that distributes worldwide a variety of video works including excellent original content, shares TIFF’s goal of discovering new talent and is the award sponsor. The award is for filmmakers living in Japan who have not made a...

Conversation Series at Asia Lounge announced

Conversation Series at Asia Lounge Co-presented by The Japan Foundation Asia Center & Tokyo International Film Festival Full Lineup and Program Schedule Announced, with Exciting Guests Appearing Physically and Online CHANG Chen and KORE-EDA Hirokazu, BONG Joon Ho and HOSODA Mamoru and more The Japan Foundation and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce the lineup of guests for the second year of the Conversation Series at Asia Lounge, selected by a...

Full Lineup Unveiled for 34th TIFF

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) today unveiled the full lineup and other highlights of this year’s 34th edition, in a press conference held at Base Q Hall in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, one of TIFF’s new main venues in the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area of Tokyo, considered the city’s center of cinema. The festival will be hosting a hybrid edition, with physical screenings and online events, from October 30 to November 8, 2021. Festival Chairman ANDO Hiroyasu deliver...

34th Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Isabelle HUPPERT as Jury President

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that multi-award-winning screen and stage actress Isabelle HUPPERT will serve as the President of the International Competition jury at the 34th TIFF.   “It is a great honor to be chosen to preside over the International Competition Jury of the 34th TIFF, one of the most important Festivals in the world I have always considered with great respect. And what a joy to be welcomed again in Japan, a country wi...

34th TIFF to Open with Clint Eastwood's Cry Macho and Close with Dear Evan Hansen

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Films. Cry Macho, directed by Clint Eastwood, will open the festival on October 30, and Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Stephen Chbosky, will close the festival on November 8, 2021. Clint Eastwood directs, stars and produces Cry Macho, marking 50 years as a filmmaker, and ventures into new territory. Dear Evan Hansen is a film adaptation of the hit musical by the songwriting duo of La La Land ...

34th TIFF to Shine a Spotlight on Singular Director: YOSHIDA Keisuke

Director in Focus:  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that we will be highlighting the work of distinctive director YOSHIDA Keisuke at the 34th TIFF, running October 30 - November 8, 2021. Yoshida will be saluted with screenings of his work in TIFF’s Nippon Cinema Now section, a newly expanded section that replaces Japan Now and will bring more diverse Japanese films to world audiences. In the former Japan Now section, TIFF featured filmmakers...

15th Asian Film Awards: Nominations Announced by the Asian Film Awards Academy

  From left: KASE Ryo, the winner of Best Supporting Actor, HIKARI, the winner of Best New Director and KUREISHI Yoshifumi, the winner of Best Sound at the AFA14 The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy or AFAA) announced the nominations for the 15th Asian Film Awards (AFA15) today. AFA15 will present 16 awards recognizing artistic and technical achievements in Asian cinema, and two Japanese films, Wife of a Spy (Director: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi) and Wheel of Fortune and Fantas...

Acclaimed designer, Junko KOSHINO, talks about the poster she created for TOKYO film festival 2021

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to unveil striking visuals by one of Japan’s most acclaimed designers, Junko KOSHINO, best known for her wide array of designs and involvement in international cultural exchanges through her design activities overseas. This year, TIFF has taken vital steps to implement a number of changes, such as reorganizing the overall structure of sections as well as moving the festival’s main venue to the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area. We h...

The 2nd Edition of the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market calling for projects

  CALL FOR PROJECTS 2021: Feature Films / TV series https://tgfm.tiffcom.jp/en TIFFCOM 2021, the Marketplace for Film and TV in Asia, the affiliated market of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), is announcing a Call for Projects for the second edition of the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM), which will take place from November 1st to 3rd, 2021. The TGFM is a platform for up to 20 selected projects in the categories of fiction films, fiction TV series, anima...

Full-Scale Changes Unveiled for 34th Tokyo International Film Festival

Despite the continued challenges and uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, as announced earlier, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) plans to go ahead with a hybrid edition of the 34th edition of TIFF, to be held from October 30 through November 8, and preparations have begun. The 33rd TIFF was also held both physically and online under the threat of the pandemic and was able to remind audiences of the joys of watching films in the cinema. The festival is aiming for a further ...

Tokyo sets the dates for the 2021 festival and market

Dates Set for TIFF and TIFFCOM 2021 34th TIFF: Oct. 30 - Nov. 8, 2021 TIFFCOM 2021: Nov. 1 - 3, 2021 The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and TIFFCOM Marketplace for Film and TV in Asia have announced the dates for the 2021 festival and market. The 34th TIFF will be held for 10 days, from October 30 (Sat.) through November 8 (Mon.); while TIFFCOM will be held for 3 days from November 1 (Mon.) through 3 (Wed.). As they did in 2020, TIFF and TIFFCOM plan to hold hybrid editions, ...

33rd Tokyo International Film Festival Awards

Tokyo International Film Festival: Oct. 31 – Nov. 9, 2020  33rd Tokyo International Film Festival Ends After 10 Days of Physical Screenings and Special Online Events Closing Ceremony and Press Conference with Audience Award Winner The 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) came to a close tonight, after 10 days of physical screenings and a range of online events, from master classes to talk salons to the new “Asia Lounge” Conversation Series. Due to internationa...

Successful seminar with TIFFCOM2020 special guest, Mr. Robert Early from Amazon Prime Video Japan

  On November 5th, day 2 of TIFFCOM, we are pleased to report all seminars and events finished successfully. Our 2nd day’s main seminar was presented by TIFFCOM2020 special guest, Mr. Robert Early from Amazon Prime Video Japan. This year is Amazon Japan’s 20th anniversary. Prime Video started in 2015 and it currently holds the largest market share in Japan. Amazon Japan provides 37 series (57 titles) of “Japan Originals” and considers further investment for origin...

VIDEO: Tokyo International Film Festival Launched Physical 33rd Edition

Red Carpet and Opening CeremonyWatch the Video     Video Adress from Robert de Niro, Christopher Nolan and Thierry Fremaux (Cannes)   The 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival physically kicked off its 10-day run under crisp autumn skies on October 31, with an indoor Red Carpet event prior to the Opening Ceremony. With international travel restrictions still in place, the predominantly Japan-based filmmakers and stars appeared on a grand carpeted stai...

The 14th Asian Film Awards Winners Announced

Ryo KASE wins Best Supporting Actor, HIKARI wins Best New Director, Yoshifumi KUREISHI wins Best Sound at the 14th Asian Film Awards  The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced the winners of the 14th Asian Film Awards (AFA14) today. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the awards presentation was broadcast online on the AFAA and Busan International Film Festival's official websites and YouTube Channels. The awards are organized by the Tokyo, Busan and Hong Kong International ...

Lineup Announcement of Online Seminar at Tokyo International Film Festival

TIFFCOM 2020 【Topics】 Online Seminar: Lineup Announcement – A fulfilling 20 programs Online Business Matching: “Search Participants” is available 17th TIFFCOM and will be held solely online from November 4th to 6th 2020. One of the ONLINE BUSINESS MATCHING functions, the Exhibitor Details (with search functions) is already available from October 6th and SEARCH PARTICIPANTS is available since October 14th.Both exhibitors and buyers are now moving in high gear tow...

33rd TIFF - Tokyo International Film Festival to Open with Underdog and Close with Hokusai

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Films. Underdog, directed by Masaharu Take, will open the festival on October 31, and Hokusai, directed by Hajime Hashimoto and starring Yuya Yagira and Min Tanaka, will close the festival on November 9. Underdog stars Mirai Moriyama, Takumi Kitamura and Ryo Katsuji, and is Take’s first boxing-themed film in six years, since 100 Yen Love (2014). It depicts the lives of thr...

TIFF Unveils Outline for the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival

Tokyo International Film Festival       As previously announced, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is planning to go ahead with a physical edition of the 33rd TIFF, from October 31 through November 9, 2020.   Wi...

33rd Tokyo International Film Festival Youth Section : Special Filmmaking Workshop to Go Forward Online

TIFF 2020: Teens Meet Cinema: The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is proud to collaborate for the 4th year with Children Meet Cinema, which runs youth filmmaking workshops, on TIFF 2020: Teens Meet Cinema, a production workshop for junior high school students, a special project of the festival’s Youth Section. This strengthens one element of TIFF’s vision, Enlightening, which aims to foster a future for film and to cultivate young talent. This year’s lead mentor w...

Submissions Open for the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival

    The COVID pandemic has forced people around the world into one of the most stressful, challenging periods in history. The film industry is no exception: production has been mostly halted, movie theaters have been closed, new film releases continue to be postponed, many film festivals have been postponed or canceled, and the oppressive uncertainty of the situation is disheartening. We at the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) have grappled with the decision to begin acc...

Tokyo International Film Festival has joined major film festivals to present We Are One: A Global Film Festival

  Major Film Festivals Across the World Join with YouTube to Announce We Are One: A Global Film Festival  Starting May 29   The 10-day digital festival, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, will feature programming from 20 festivals including Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and many more, enabling audiences to experience films from around the world Festival to benefit World Health Organization Covid-19 So...

32nd TIFF Lifetime Achievement Awards to Go to Tatsuya Nakadai and Nobuhiko Obayashi

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that two cinema legends, actor Tatsuya Nakadai and director Nobuhiko Obayashi, will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 32nd TIFF for their significant contributions to the film industry. Nakadai is known around the world for his roles in films directed by Akira Kurosawa, and has appeared in the films of many of Japan’s leading directors. He has ...

Internationally Acclaimed Director Yoji Yamada Discusses His Landmark New Film Tora-san, Wish You Were Here

A press conference featuring the internationally acclaimed director Yoji YAMADA and his latest film, Tora-san, Wish You Were Here, was held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) on October 3. ©2019 TIFF   Takeo HISAMATSU, Festival Director of the 32nd TIFF, discussed this year’s TIFF highlights, while Japan Now Programming Advisor Kohei ANDO discussed the Japan Now Section. Dur...

32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Awards to go to Tatsuya Nakadai and Nobuhiko Obayashi

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that two cinema legends, actor Tatsuya Nakadai and director Nobuhiko Obayashi, will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 32nd TIFF for their significant contributions to the film industry. Nakadai is known around the world for his roles in films directed by Akira Kurosawa, and has appeared in the films of many of Japan's leading directors. He has received numerous awards at film festivals in Japan and ov...

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announces this year’s Gala Screening film as well as The Irishman as Closing Film.

TIFF will hold a Gala Screening event on October 31, presenting the Japanese film Talking the Pictures, directed by Masayuki Suo, who produced many masterpieces including Shall We Dance? and I Just Didn’t Do It which he gained worldwide attention. This entertainment film combined with the elements of action, love and comedy will be the highlight of the festival. The Irishman will close the festival on November 5, which is a legendary director Martin Scorsese's first ever Ne...

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