ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

ABOUT TIFF

The Only FIAPF-Accredited International Film Festival in Japan

This year marks the 29th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), the only Japanese film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).* TIFF started in 1985 as Japan’s first major film festival. Since then, it has grown to become one of the biggest film festivals in Asia. TIFF seeks out excellent films from around the world and brings them to Tokyo, where filmmakers and film fans can enjoy them, meet emerging filmmakers, and be inspired.

FIAPF*The International Federation of FILM Producers Associations (FIAPF) is an international organization that oversees issues related to the film industry and international film festivals.

Outstanding Films Compete for the Tokyo Grand Prix

Over the ten days of the festival, films from a variety of genres will be shown in several sections. One film from the Competition section, a carefully chosen selection of premieres by talented first-timers and recognized directors, will be awarded the Tokyo Grand Prix. The Competition section is garnering considerable attention from world filmmakers. In 2016, there were 1,409 submissions from 86 countries and regions. The 24th(2011) winner of the Grand Prix was Untouchable (France), which later set a world record for attendance for a French language film and was a long-running hit in Japan.

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