Tokyo International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Tokyo International Film Festival

SINCE: 1985

WHERE: Tokyo, Japan

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Tokyo International Film Festival became the first international film festival to be held in Japan, filling a significant gap in the world cinema calendar. The festival is one of Asia's competitive film festivals, and is considered to be the largest film festival in Asia and the only Japanese festival accredited by the FIAPF.

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2015 Tokyo International Film Festival Awards, ‘Nise – The Heart of Madness’ Wins Tokyo Grand Prix Award

2015 Tokyo International Film Festival Awards, ‘Nise – The Heart of Madness’ Wins Tokyo Grand Prix Award

Winners of the awards of the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival were announced over the weekend and the Tokyo Grand Prix Award went to Nise – The Heart of Madness, directed by Roberto Berliner. Roberto Berliner’s exclaimed, “I wish I could speak in Portuguese but let’s see if I can find some words (in English). It was a very cruel job. I worked for 13 years on this film. I wrote and rewrote, and rewrote, and rewrote […]

Directors John Woo and Yoji Yamada to Receive SAMURAI Award at Tokyo International Film Festival

Directors John Woo and Yoji Yamada to Receive SAMURAI Award at Tokyo International Film Festival

Directors John Woo from Hong Kong and Yoji Yamada from Japan will be the recipients of the 2nd SAMURAI Award at the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). SAMURAI Award was established last year with Takeshi Kitano and Tim Burton as the first award recipients. The SAMURAI Award commends achievements of filmmakers who continue to create groundbreaking films that carve a path to a new era. In commemoration of this award, The 2nd SAMURAI Award Special […]

Director Masato Harada to be the focus of JAPAN NOW at 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival

Director Masato Harada to be the focus of JAPAN NOW at 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival

Masato Harada will be the first Director in Focus of 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)’s new section JAPAN NOW. Masato Harada is the award-winning director of such works as “Bounce Ko Gals,” “Climber’s High,” “Chronicle of My Mother” and “The Emperor in August.” Created to showcase outstanding Japanese films from recent and upcoming months, JAPAN NOW will display the diversity of Japanese film, and unique facets of Japanese culture, as well as providing a multifaceted look […]