Despite the continued challenges and uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, as announced earlier, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) plans to go ahead with the 35th edition from October 24 through November 2.
As always, TIFF remains committed to doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The film industry is seeing many signs of revival, and we look forward to bringing filmmakers and audiences together to celebrate the best new work during the festival.
TIFF is now open for submissions from April 20 through July 15, 2022 via the festival website. As one of the leading film festivals in Asia, TIFF showcases premieres of films created by established filmmakers as well as outstanding works by up-and-coming directors from around the world in a variety of sections. Last year, TIFF implemented a number of changes after reexamining our approach to programming, and reorganized the overall structure of sections in addition to moving the festival’s main venue to the cinema-rich Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area of Tokyo.
In our main Competition, we are accepting submissions from around the globe for films that have not yet been released in Japan (Japan Premiere), including documentary and animation features.
The Asian Future section will highlight films by up-and-coming Asian directors, including those from Japan and the Middle East, who have directed no more than three feature-length films.
Details on the festival’s other sections will be announced at a later date.
As we continue to monitor the global health situation, we will explore options for holding the 35th edition, including postponement or cancelation. We appreciate your understanding about any changes that may occur.