The Tokyo International Film Festival underwent a significant gear change as it relocated its main venues to the Hibiya, Ginza, and Yurakucho area; invited new programmers; and reorganized its sections. This year, TIFF aims to evolve further by enhancing the following elements.
1. The number of venues
In addition to last year’s venues, the festival will be adding TOHO Cinemas Hibiya, which was accessible only for the previous Closing Ceremony; Marunouchi TOEI; and the Marunouchi Piccadilly theaters, all theaters where participants will be able to enjoy larger screens. The festival will also utilize the Marunouchi area as a venue for festival-related events.
2. The number of films
With the increase in venues, the festival will be able to increase the number of films screened in main sections, from 86 last year to 110 this year. Participants will be able to enjoy diverse movies from Japan and the world.
3. The number of international guests
For the past two years, the festival has been unable to invite many international guests due to the pandemic. This year, TIFF will start physically bringing back a large number of guests, enabling participants to interact with various filmmakers and industry figures from around the world.
(As of September 21st, the festival expects to invite over 60 guests from overseas, including Christian Jeune, Director of the Film Department and Deputy General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival.)
Over its ten-day period, the Tokyo International Film Festival will be showcasing the colorful wealth of works from the forefront of cinema. Audience members will be able to enjoy films that can only be seen in Tokyo today, from major blockbusters to arthouse films. Taking all of the above into account, TIFF further pledges to incorporate its 2022 motto, “Leaping Forward” in its delivery so that it can present an increasingly exciting, deep-reaching, and delightful festival to its audiences. Look forward to what TIFF has in store as it takes a giant leap forward to flourish in the post-COVID era.
35th TIFF's Visuals
Visual Supervisor: Koshino Junko
I believe film festivals haven’t been associated with fashion until now, but this visual expands the horizons of the film festival. I feel this year will be very interesting. It feels like the energy repressed by COVID-19 will lead to an explosion. I’m looking forward to a creative explosion in fashion and film.
|Name||35th Tokyo International Film Festival|
|Hosted by||UNIJAPAN (35th Tokyo International Film Festival Executive Committee)|
|Co-hosted by||Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
The Japan Foundation Asia Center (Film Culture Exchange Projects between Japan and Asian countries)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Competition section and Youth section)
|Date||October 24 (Mon) – November 2 (Wed), 2022 (10 days)|
|Venues||Cine Switch Ginza, Marunouchi TOEI (Chuo City), Kadokawa Cinema Yurakucho, Marunouchi Piccadilly, TOHO Cinemas Chanter, TOHO Cinemas Hibiya, Humantrust Cinema Yurakucho, Yurakucho Yomiuri Hall, Hibiya Step Square, Marucube, Yurakucho micro, Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, Tokyo International Forum (Chiyoda City) and other venues in Tokyo|
|Presented under the
|Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications / Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Chiyoda City / Chuo City / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / National Film Archive of Japan / 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|
|Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
|MITSUI FUDOSAN CO.,LTD.
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Kinoshita Group Co., Ltd.
|Sponsors||Aim Universe Co., Ltd. / Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. /
Daiwa House / Imperial Hotel, Ltd.
IMAGICA GROUP Inc. / STAR CHANNEL, INC.
|Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Bureau of Transportation Tokyo Metropolitan Government
|ICheck Co., Ltd.|
|Shochiku Co.,Ltd. / TOHO CO.,LTD. / TOEI COMPANY, LTD. /
KADOKAWA CORPORATION / NIKKATSU CORPORATION / CINEMA & STAGE CULTURE ASSOCIATION /
Hibiya Area Management Association / Tokyo Midtown Management Co., Ltd.
DMO TOKYO Marunouchi / Ligare
|J-WAVE, Inc. / WOWOW INC. /
JAPANESE MOVIE CHANNEL / The Wall Street Journal /
LINE Corporation / TSUMIKI INC. / MOVIE WALKER Co., Ltd. /
PIA Corporation / Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.
Variety / The Hollywood Reporter
※In order of year partnership began
|NISHIO RENT ALL CO., LTD. / TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. /
CLARA ONLINE, Inc. / Rentceiver Co.,Ltd. /
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/
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.
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