Outline

Name
The 26th Tokyo International Film Festival
Hosted by
UNIJAPAN (26th Tokyo International Film Festival Executive Committee)
Co-hosted by
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Market Section), Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Competition Section)
Date
October 17 (Thu) - 25 (Fri), 2013
Venues
Roppongi Hills (Minato City), theaters, halls and other facilities in Tokyo metropolitan area.
Presented under the auspices of
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications / Ministry of Foreign Affairs /
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 Theatre Owners /
Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO) /
Japan Video Software Association (JVA) / Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation /
Association of Media in Digital
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs (Program to support International Arts Festivals)Agency for Cultural Affairs (Program to support International Arts Festivals)
Funds provided by
JKA(KEIRIN)JKA(KEIRIN)
OFFICIAL PARTNERS
KINOSHITA HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.
Coca-Cola(Japan)Company,Limited
Canon Inc. / Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
SPONSORS
Daiwa Securities Group / Sony Corporation / Pernod Ricard Japan K.K. / FIELDS CORPORATION
BEYOND: Two Souls / MORI BUILDING CO., LTD. / Audi Japan kk / Sony PCL Inc.
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. / WOWOW INC. / TASAKI & Co.,Ltd.
Culture Convenience Club Co.,Ltd. / Shochiku Co.,Ltd / TOHO Co.,Ltd. / TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
KADOKAWA CORPORATION / NIKKATSU CORPORATION / FUJIFILM Corporation
TOHO CINEMAS LTD. / CINEMA & STAGE CULTURE ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL DIGITAL PARTNER
Yahoo Japan Corporation GYAO Corporation.
SPECIAL COOPERATION
The Yomiuri Shimbun
OFFICIAL RADIO
J-WAVE
COOPERATION
CineGrid / TEIJIN LIMITED / TV Asahi
Getty Images, Inc. / CLARA ONLINE, Inc. / TOKYO MX
LINE Corporation / Spick and Span Noble / SHIDAX CORPORATION
J-Stream Inc. / MTV Networks Japan K.K.

What is TIFF?

The only FIAPF-accredited international film festival in Japan

This year marks the 26th edition of 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, TIFF 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 young 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.

Excellent films from around the world, collected for exclusive screenings and 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 sections. One film from the Competition section, a carefully chosen selection of premiere films by talented first-timers and recognized directors, will be awarded the “Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix.” The Competition section is garnering considerable attention from world filmmakers. Last year, the Competition received 1,332 films from 91 countries and regions, a 40% increase over the number for the previous year. The 24th winner of the Tokyo Sakura 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.

Asia’s most attractive film festival for young filmmakers

Since the very first TIFF in 1985, when the “Young Cinema Competition” debuted, TIFF has been a platform for talented young filmmakers to win international recognition and find inspiration. Past award winners include Alejandoro Gonzales Inarritu, whose film, “Babel,” won the Prix de la Mise en Scene, (Best Director Award) at Cannes in 2006, and Michel Hazanavicius, whose film, “The Artist,” won five Academy Awards in 2012.

Multipurpose events with an emphasis on films

Every year for nine days, film fans of all ages gather in Tokyo to enjoy TIFF’s many colorful events. These include TIFFCOM, seminars for students, professionals, and business people, and symposiums and workshops. TIFF also holds interactive programs to promote discussions and business networking. We will roll out the signature Green Carpet to promote the theme of “ecology” at the 26th TIFF.

Strong alliance with the TIFFCOM

TIFFCOM, the multi-content market, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Last year, TIFFCOM hosted 229 exhibitors and approx. 1,000 buyers from around the world, becoming the most attractive market in Asia. The very strong alliance with the market is a characteristic of Tokyo International Film Festival. TIFF provides a platform in Tokyo for networking with the world film industries, developing international co-productions, and promoting the global film business.

About UNIJAPAN

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.
7/1/2010 : Completed its registration as “Public Interest Incorporated Association UNIJAPAN”

Business summary
  1. Organize TIFF and Support for participation in international film festivals
  2. Organize TIFFCOM and Support for exportation of Japanese films and contents
  3. Support for international co-productions
  4. Train human materials who will take a major role in international projects
  5. Transmission of information and investigation research to carry out the businesses above

For more details : http://unijapan.org/en/index.html

WHAT'S CoFesta

Name
CoFesta( JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL )
Venues
Various cities in Japan
Organizer
CoFesta Executive Committee
Visitors in 2011
1,780,000

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.

CoFesta

  • Environmental Activities
  • Guest Appearance List (by Date)
  • CineGrid
  • Tokyo Creative Weeks 2013
  • Message from Chen Kaige

Canon Inc./Canon Marketing Japan Inc. Coca-Cola(Japan)Company, Limited KINOSHITA HOLDINGS CO.,LTD. FIELDS CORPORATION Pernod Ricard Japan K.K. Daiwa Securities Group Sony Corporation KADOKAWA CORPORATION TOEI COMPANY, LTD. TOHO Co.,Ltd. WOWOW INC. Shochiku Co.,Ltd Culture Convenience Club Co.,Ltd. TASAKI & Co.,Ltd. TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. Sony PCL Inc. MORI BUILDING CO., LTD. GYAO Corporation. CINEMA & STAGE CULTURE ASSOCIATION Audi Japan kk TV Asahi CLARA ONLINE, Inc. LINE Corporation TOKYO MX FRAMEWORKS Co.,Ltd SHIDAX CORPORATION Getty Images, Inc. TOHO CINEMAS LTD. FUJIFILM Corporation NIKKATSU CORPORATION J-WAVE TEIJIN LIMITED Yahoo Japan Corporation The Yomiuri Shimbun BEYOND: Two Souls CineGrid J-Stream Inc. MTV Networks Japan K.K.

  • KEIRIN.JP
    The 26th Tokyo International Film Festival
    will be held with funds provided by Japan Keirin Association.
  • TIFF HISTORY
  • 25th Tokyo International Film Festival(2012)