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The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival will be Held~ At Roppongi and Shinjuku in Tokyo ~

From October 22 (Thu.) to October 31 (Sat.), 2015, the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival, one of the most representative film festivals in Asia will be held at Roppongi Hills as well as Shinjuku in Tokyo.
The opening ceremony will be held on October 22 (Thu.), 2015 at Roppongi Hills with the participation of domestic and foreign people in the industry.

1. Overview

The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival is one of the most representative film festivals in Asia and is one of the core events of “CoFesta※”. As the only Japanese Film Festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, the Film Festival serves as a hub for the world film industry as well as cultural promotion. The venues this year also include Shinjuku besides Roppongi as the main venue. Not only Japanese films, but also international films of excellent quality will be gathered together in Tokyo with the focus on quality.

  • Title: The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)
  • Organizer: UNIJAPAN
  • Venues:
    Roppongi Hills (6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
    TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills (Keyakizaka Complex at Roppongi Hills (6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
    TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku (Shinjuku TOHO Bldg. 3F, 1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
    Shinjuku Wald 9 (East Bldg 9fl, 3-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
    Shinjuku Piccadilly (3-15-15, Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
    National Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
    Kabukiza Theater (Ginza 4-12-15, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
  • Date: October 22 (Thu.) to October 31 (Sat.), 2015
  • Expected number of visitors: 230,000
  • Official website: http://2015.tiff-jp.net/en/External Site Link

* CoFesta (Japan International Contents Festival) is a project aimed to support the contents industry including games, anime, manga, character mascots, broadcasting, music, and films, all of which Japan presents to other countries with pride and other industries closely related to the content industry including fashion and design publicize the works of Japanese creators which have been exhibited at various events. The official website of CoFesta: http://www.cofesta.jp/External Site Link

2. Characteristics of the Festival

(1) Film Festival focused on quality

Works of outstanding personalities have been gathered together from the West, Asia and Japan. In addition to creating the following new categories, it is aimed to transmit the width and depth of the Japanese film industry by showing films featuring specially animation films, horror films and classic films.
(Newly created categories)

  • “Panorama category” …. A category where a variety of types of the latest films including documentaries, animation and the like will be shown.
  • “Japan Now category” …. A category where the huge potential and willingness of the Japanese film industry today ranging from up and coming directors to veteran directors will be transmitted both domestically and internationally.
  • “Japanese Classic Movie category” …. A category where Japanese movies hailed as masterpieces in the Japanese film history digitally restored using the latest technology will be showcased.

(2) Multi-faceted development in Tokyo

In addition to the conventional venues at Roppongi Hills, various cinemas in Shinjuku area have been added as new venues to provide multi-faceted approaches with the cooperation of the entire area.

(3) Dissemination of the attractions of Japan in combination with Cool Japan

Attractions of Japan will be transmitted overseas, which include not only video content, but also events such as the special showing of films at the “Kabukiza Theater”, the source of Japanese traditional performing arts, and food events in which special menus prepared for the Tokyo International Film Festival by Japanese master chefs will be offered.

The opening ceremony will be held on October 22 (Thu.), 2015 at Roppongi Hills with the participation of domestic and foreign people in the industry. During the duration of the Film Festival, professionals of filmdom both from home and abroad as well as moviegoers will gather together to provide opportunities for encounter and exchange.

Release date

October 15, 2015

Division in charge

Traditional Craft Industry Office, Creative Industries Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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