Opening and Closing Films
Opening Film "Cry Macho"
Closing Film "Dear Evan
TIFF’s principal section and the highlight of the film festival, Competition showcases
feature films that were completed after January 2021.
This year's Asian Future motto is “From Asia to the world! From Asia to the future!”
The Gala Selection premieres the latest films ahead of their Japanese release. Ten films
will be showcased this year to bring additional excitement to the festival.
The World Focus section presents notable works from various international film festivals and
the latest films that have yet to be released in Japan.
Nippon Cinema Now
Nippon Cinema Now will select from Japanese releases this past year, films it deems
imperative to introduce to international audiences.
This year's keyword for the Japanese Animation Section is "Onko-chishin" — respect
the past, create the new.
This year, Japanese Classics will showcase the 4K restoration of "The Family Game" to
commemorate a decade after filmmaker Morita Yoshimitsu's passing.
The Youth section delivers opportunities for young boys and girls to experience the wonders
TIFF Series is a section that brings to the screen among the best series produced for
television broadcasting and streaming services before their release in Japan.