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About Tokyo International Film Festival
The Only FIAPF-Accredited International Film Festival in Japan
This year marks the 31st edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), the only Japanese film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).* TIFF started in 1985 as Japan’s first major film festival. Since then, it has grown to become one of the biggest film festivals in Asia. TIFF seeks out excellent films from around the world and brings them to Tokyo, where filmmakers and film fans can enjoy them, meet emerging filmmakers, and be inspired.
*The International Federation of FILM Producers Associations (FIAPF) is an international organization that oversees issues related to the film industry and international film festivals.
Outstanding Films Compete for the Tokyo Grand Prix
Over the ten days of the festival, films from a variety of genres will be shown in several sections. One film from the Competition section, a carefully chosen selection of premieres by talented first-timers and recognized directors, will be awarded the Tokyo Grand Prix. The Competition section is garnering considerable attention from world filmmakers. This year, there were 1,829 submissions from 109 countries and regions. The 24th winner of the Grand Prix was Untouchable (France), which later set a world record for attendance for a French language film and was a long-running hit in Japan.
A Leading Showcase for New Talent in Asia
Since its inception, the Tokyo International Film Festival has been dedicated to discovering and cultivating new talent, and has contributed to the careers of countless international filmmakers. Past award winners include such directors as Michel Hazanavicius, whose 2011 film The Artist won five Academy Awards, and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, who went on to win Academy Awards for Best Director for two consecutive years with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) in 2015 and The Revenant in 2016. Koji Fukada, whose work has also been featured several times in the festival, received the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival with Harmonium.
Additional Events with an Emphasis on Films
During the festival, film fans of all ages gather in Tokyo to enjoy TIFF’s many colorful events every year. These include seminars, symposiums and workshops for students, professionals, and business people. TIFF also holds interactive programs to promote discussions and business networking.
Strong Alliance with TIFFCOM
As part of the Japan Content Showcase 2018, the TIFFCOM content market will be held Oct. 22-25. Last year, TIFFCOM hosted 371 exhibitors and more than 1,549 buyers from around the world, becoming the most active film/TV/anime/music market in Asia. TIFF has a very strong alliance with the market, allowing the festival to provide a platform in Tokyo for networking with representatives of the world‘s film industries, developing international co-productions, and promoting the global film business.
Outline
Name 31st Tokyo International Film Festival
Hosted by UNIJAPAN (31st Tokyo International Film Festival Executive Committee)
Co-hosted by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (TIFF Plus)
The Japan Foundation Asia Center (Film Culture Exchange Projects between Japan and Asian countries)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Competition section and Youth section)
Date October 25 (Thu) ‒ November 3 (Sat), 2018 (10 days)
Venues Roppongi Hills, Ex Theater Roppongi (Minato City), Hibiya Step Square and other venues in Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Presented under the
Auspices of
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications / Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Japan Tourism Agency / Minato City / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / National Film Archive of Japan / Minato Sports, Community, Culture and Health Foundation / Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) / The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. / Federation of Japanese Films Industry, Inc. / Foreign Film Importer ‒ Distributors Association of Japan / Motion Picture Association (MPA) / Japan Association of Theatre Owners / Tokyo Association of Theater Owners / Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO) / Japan Video Software Association (JVA) / Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation / Digital Content Association of Japan / Association of Media in Digital
Supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs
OFFICIAL
PARTNERS
KINOSHITA GROUP
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.
American Airlines, Inc.
PREMIUM
SPONSORS
Canon Inc. / Canon Marketing Japan Inc. /
WOWOW INC.
SPONSORS Daiwa Securities Group / Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. /
STAR CHANNEL, INC. / MITSUI FUDOSAN CO.,LTD. /
HIBIYA AREA MANAGEMENT / TAITTINGER / Sony PCL Inc. /
SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION / SUQQU / SHISEIDO / DECORTE /
TSUTAYA Co.,Ltd.
CORPORATE
PARTNERS
Shochiku Co.,Ltd. / TOHO CO.,LTD. / TOEI COMPANY, LTD. /
KADOKAWA CORPORATION / NIKKATSU CORPORATION /
Mori Building Co., Ltd. / TOHO CINEMAS LTD. /
CINEMA & STAGE CULTURE ASSOCIATION
MEDIA
PARTNERS
J-WAVE / InterFM897 Co.,Ltd. / Nihon Eiga Broadcasting Corp. /
TV Asahi / Shochiku Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. / The Japan Times, Ltd. /
Dow Jones Japan K.K. / Yahoo Japan Corporation / GYAO Corporation /
LINE Corporation / TSUMIKI INC.
FESTIVAL
SUPPORTERS
IMAGICA Lab. Inc. / The Kansai Electric Power Company,Incorporated /
NINKI INC. / Getty Images, Inc. / CLARA ONLINE, Inc. /
Mercedes-Benz Japan Co.,Ltd. / Gurunavi, Inc. /
GIORGIO ARMANI BEATUY / Sapporo Breweries Limited / NEC
About UNIJAPAN

UNIJAPAN is a non-profit organization established in 1957 by the Japanese film industry under the auspice of the Government of Japan ( the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), for the purpose of promoting Japanese cinema abroad.

And we joined hands with the organizer of Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), forming a new organization.

Those results we became Japan Association for International Promotion of the Moving Image,called 'UNIJAPAN'.

For more details : http://unijapan.org/english/about/

What's CoFesta
Name CoFesta (JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL)
Venues Various cities in Japan
Organizer CoFesta Executive Committee
Visitors in 2017 : 3,010,000
Multi Contents Link

CoFesta, the Japan International Contents Festival, is a project designed to enhance the promotional capabilities of events related to Japan’s distinctive gaming, anime, manga, characters, broadcasting, music, movies, and other content industries, as well as events in content-related industries such as fashion and design, so that these events can more effectively reach international audiences.

For more information;
CoFesta: http://www.cofesta.jp/

CoFesta

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