Message Regarding the Situation in Ukraine and Russia
(Tokyo International Film Festival)
The Tokyo International Film Festival expresses its deep concern over this situation, in which people’s lives and their rich culture, including films, are now in jeopardy.
As an organization that aims to contribute to the promotion of global friendship and culture through cinema, the Tokyo International Film Festival feels the hardships of those affected by the crisis as our own and is committed to supporting the films and art produced by them, regardless of national borders.
For these reasons, we strongly call for a peaceful resolution to this crisis as early as possible.
The Tokyo International Film Festival will explore what measures should be taken at our 35th edition in October-November this year.
Tokyo International Film Festival
Ukrainian Films screened at TIFF in recent years:
– Atlantis directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych (2019: Screened in the Competition section, winner of the Special Jury Prize)
– The Painted Bird directed by Václav Marhoul (2019: Screened in the World Focus section, co-produced by Ukraine, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic)