Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Competition Section)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Ministry of the Environment /
Japan Tourism Agency /Minato City /
The Japan Foundation / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) /
National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo /
Minato Sports, Community, Culture and Health Foundation /
JKA / Nippon Keidanren /
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
Daiwa Securities Group
MORI BUILDING CO., LTD. ; WOWOW INC. ; TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. ; AOKI Holdings Inc.
FUJIFILM Corporation ; Sony PCL Inc. ; PIA CORPORATION ; LAWSON, INC
Shochiku Co., Ltd ; TOHO Co., Ltd. ; TOEI COMPANY, LTD. ; Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd. ; NIKKATSU Corporation ; TOHO CINEMAS LTD. ; Eiga Engeki Bunka Kyokai ; T.Y. Limited, Inc.
Getty Images,Inc. ; J-Stream Inc. ; Brightcove Inc.
TOKYO MX ; JUPITER ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd. ; WEBIMPACT,INC.
The Largest Film Festival in Asia
The one and only FIAPF-accredited international film festival in Japan
This year marks the 24th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). As the only Japanese film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)*1, TIFF has played an integral role in Japan's film industry and cultural scene since its establishment in 1985. TIFF aspires to be recognized as one of the four major film festivals in the world - in the same league as Cannes, Venice and Berlin, which now stand at the summit of the more than 2,600 international film celebrations.
*1) International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) is an international organization that oversees issues related to the film industry and international film festivals.
A collection of excellent works from around the world for exclusive screenings, nominated for the "Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix"
Over the nine days of the Festival, films from a variety of genres will be shown in several intriguing programs: Competition, which selects the "Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix" from a carefully chosen ensemble of premiere films presented by both talented first-timers and recognized directors; Special Screenings, which premieres highly entertaining films prior to their public release in Japan; Winds of Asia - Middle East, which boasts the largest number of films and audiences in all the TIFF screenings; Japanese Eyes, which showcases a broad range of Japanese films for worldwide audiences; and natural TIFF highlighting films carrying underlying messages that place emphasis on "the coexistence of humans and nature."
With the theme of ecology, TIFF is a festival of dreams and aspirations: the 24th TIFF will continue the theme of "ecology".
After the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, the whole world watches Japan to see how we will remain strong and overcome the challenges we face. As a festival that asks how people and nature can co-exist, TIFF must consider its role in this time of crisis and use the power of films to encourage and support the people in the devastated areas and reassure them of Japan's future. It is our mission.
Multipurpose events with an emphasis on films
The opening day appearance of guest celebrities on the Green Carpet on Roppongi Keyakizaka Street will be followed by various events, mainly in Roppongi Hills. This year, TIFF/TIFFCOM/Entertainment Forum events will be held under one roof for all visitors to enjoy. The open-air screenings, voice-over screenings, and guest appearances by stars of the films are sure to be enjoyed by film fans and business people. Along with TIFFCOM (the multi-content market), seminars, symposiums, and workshops will be held to promote the film market and provide opportunities for content business networking.
A non-profit organization promoting Japanese cinema abroad established in 1957 by the Japanese film industry under the auspice of the Government of Japan for the purpose of promoting Japanese cinema abroad.
Support for Participation at Film Festivals
Provides grants for Japanese films and filmmakers attending international film festivals, covering the expenses for overseas travel, production of subtitles and promotional materials.
Support for International Sales
Sets up a promotional booth at the major international film markets at Cannes, Toronto, Pusan, Berlin and Hong Kong.
Support for International Co-productions
Organizes business partnering events including Japan-Korea Business Campus in September 2010 and ACE Co-production Lab in Japan in January 2011 for producers aiming for co-productions.
Publications and Website
Issues and provides the following publications and website;
*Japanese Film - a yearbook of Japanese films and film industry information
*New Cinema from Japan - a twice-a-year catalog of new Japanese films
*Japanese film database (JFDB) -a searchable database on Japanese films and animation( http://jfdb.jp/en )
Research and Networking
Sends out the UNIJAPAN Newsletter with the latest news and information on screenings and the presence of Japanese films overseas. UNIJAPAN is also a member of Asian Film Industry Network (AFIN).
Organization of international TIFF and TIFFCOM
Organizes and manages Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and film market, TIFFCOM, held yearly in October.
Visitors in 2010:
MULTI CONTENTS LINK
CoFesta（ JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL ） is the world's largest comprehensive contents festival.The events connected with the contents industry like games, animation, manga, characters, broadcast, music and film are held in cooperation with each other.
While various contents from Japan influence and improve each other and cooperate in media technology industry to inform of our statement, CoFesta aims to be the world's largest contents festival which create new capability and spread it abroad widely.
Purpose of CoFesta
- To provide the opportunity when a person concerned with the contents all over the world can see a lot of Japanese content at a time in order that the content in every field in Japan are sent to the world in cooperation with each other.
- To bring international collaborations and business in providing opportunity to exchange with world content centering on Asia, and also interchange of people concerned with content.