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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...

Full Lineup Unveiled for 32nd Tokyo Festival

  The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) todayunveiled the lineups in all sections, as well as announcing the jury members and highlights of this year’s 32nd edition. At a press conference at Roppongi Academyhills Tower Hall in Tokyo, Festival Chairman Hiroyasu ANDO and Festival Director Takeo HISAMATSU delivered opening remarks and discussed the festival’s focus on Japan. Festival Muse Alice Hirose appeared on video, and wished audiences a “fateful encounter...

Hiroyasu Ando to Become Inaugural Chairman of the Tokyo International Film Festival

  Unijapan appointed Hiroyasu ANDO, the President of the Japan Foundation, as the inaugural Chairman of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), at a board meeting on July 29. TIFF is organized under the Tokyo International Film Festival Executive Committee, and the Chairman will oversee the TIFF as the chief executive. Takeo HISAMATSU Festival Director will continue to serve as TIFF Festiv...

Asian premiere of Ralph Fiennes new film, The White Crow

©2018 TIFF   While continuing to rack up an enviable record of critically lauded performances in commercially successful films, from Schindler’s List to Harry Potter, Ralph Fiennes has twice before taken time out to direct his own films, Coriolanus and The Invisible Woman. That he would decide next to mount a gorgeous, sweeping quasi-biopic of legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev was not exactly predictable.   But as he told the pres...

Breaking Down Barriers in Amateur Filmmaking [TIFF 2018: Teens Meet Cinema: Q&A]

  ©2018 TIFF   “I don’t believe there are ‘amateur’ filmmakers and ‘professional’ filmmakers. There are just people that want to make movies.”   It was with that sentiment that director Akiko Ooku summed up the hard work of the students who took part in the 31st TIFF’s filmmaking workshop Teens Meet Cinema. The workshop, which is in its second year, pairs up veteran filmmakers with middle-sch...

Competition Jury Press Conference: Finding Magic in First Impressions

©2018 TIFF   The five members of the 31st TnIFF Iternational Competition Jury sat down with the press on October 26, the morning after they had first appeared together at the Opening Ceremony.   Presided over by acclaimed director Brillante Ma Mendoza of the Philippines (The Masseur, Kinatay, Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections), the panel includes Hollywood producer Bryan Burk (Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Iranian actress Tarane...

Tokyo Sun and Stars Shine as 31st TIFF Kicks Off

Ⓒ2018 TIFF       The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off its 10-day run under clear autumn skies on October 25, with hundreds of fans turning out to greet filmmakers and stars as they arrived for the TIFF Ope...

Report on Press Conference on Asian Three-Fold Mirror Project

A press conference highlighting the Asian Three-Fold Mirror, a collaborative project jointly organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), featured acclaimed filmmakers Isao Yukisada and Daishi Matsunaga at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) on October 3. Takeo Hisamatsu, Festival Director of the 31st TIFF, discussed this year’s TIFF highlights and the significance of the Asian Three-Fold Mirror, while Japan Now Progr...

Full Lineup Unveiled for 31st Tokyo International Film Festival

At a press conference at Toranomon Hills Forum in Tokyo, Festival Director Takeo HISAMATSU delivered opening remarks and emphasized the festival’s vision for the future. Mayu MATSUOKA, one of Japan’s most popular actresses, discussed her role as the 31st TIFF Ambassador. The Opening, Gala screening and Closing films were showcased. TIFF’s programming directors then took the stage to introduce the lineup for each section of the festival. Click here for details   31st T...

Tokyo Fest will close with GODZILLA: The Planet Eater (2018/Japan)

     Director: Kobun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita      Cast: Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa      Release Date (Japan): November 9, 2018      Distribution (Japan): Toho Visual Entertainment The final chapter of the landmark animated “Godzilla” trilogy,  GODZILLA:The Planet Eater pits King of Destruction, Godzilla, against God of the Void, Ghidorah, with man’s destiny hanging in ...

31st Tokyo IFF to Open with "A Star Is Born"

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce this year’s Opening and Closing Films, as well as a newly added Gala Screening event. A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper in his directorial debut, and co-starring Lady Gaga in her screen debut, will open the festival on October 25. GODZILLA: The Planet Eater, co-directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, the final entry in the landmark animated “Godzilla” trilogy, will close the festival on November ...

Poster and Trailer Unveiled for Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey

    The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Japan Foundation Asia Center today unveiled the official poster and trailer   for Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey, the second of the   omnibus film series co-produced by the two organizations. The poster   and trailer designs were created to evoke the title, signifying “Journey,” traveling beyond time and space. We also announced   today that Lim Giong, an internationa...

Tokyo International Film Festival’s New Venue: Hibiya Step Square

  The 31st TIFF has added Tokyo Midtown Hibiya as a new venue. We will hold three special programs at the Hibiya Step Square, setting up a full-scale outdoor theater with excellent image and sound quality.     ...

Highlights of Related Events at Fall’s Biggest Film Festival in Tokyo

          The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will host an exciting lineup of special events to ...

Main Cast Revealed for Omnibus Co-production Asian Three-Fold Mirror

Main International Cast Revealed for Omnibus Co-production Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey     The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) today revealed the main international cast of the second installment of omnibus film co-production series, Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey. The film is being directed by three accomplished Asian filmmakers, Degena Yun (Chi...

CROSSCUT ASIA to Feature Cinema with Music at Tokyo International Film Festival

The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce   that its CROSSCUT ASIA section will focus on Southeast Asian films featuring a rich variety of musical genres, including a rock opera from   the Philippines, popular Isan band music from Thailand and   Cambodian pop songs, reflecting historical and present-day Southeast     Asia. This 5th edition of the section has been programmed in collaboration   with the Ja...

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