Films have the power to bring dreams and inspiration and reach deep into people's hearts. They are the supreme form of cultural art. The mission of TIFF is to seek out and present the finest films from the world. Under the slogan of "Believe! The power of Films," the 24th TIFF offered a variety of exciting premiere films. Through the power of films, interactive exchanges, and information dissemination, we hope to make the TIFF a world-class event.
The 24th edition of TIFF implemented the TIFF ARIGATO Project in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. As part of the project, we ran a charity drive to support screening activities in stricken areas. We also held special screenings at MOVIX Sendai on October 25, concurrently with the TIFF, inviting Sendai residents.
Other new initiatives, such as student discount tickets, Student Supporters, TIFF BOYS, and a collaboration project with off-site parties, were launched in order to bring the younger generation into the TIFF circle.
1. Frederick Wiseman, director of Crazy Horse. 2. Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who served as a juror for the International Competition. 3. From left: director Giddens and actors Michelle Chen and Ko Chen-tung attend the Winds of Asia-Middle East screening of their film You Are the Apple of My Eye, which was a huge hit in its home country of Taiwan. 4. Jackie Chan (center), star and general director of special opening film 1911, with Japanese actress Makiko Esumi (left) and celebrity fan Shoko Nakagawa. 5. At an evening reception for festival guests. From left: Winds of Asia-Middle East juror Koji Fukada, When Pigs Have Wings director Sylvain Estibal, actress and producer Kiki Sugino, Exhalation director Edmund Yeo, and When Pigs Have Wings actress Myriam Tekaïa. 6. Cast and crew members from The Three Musketeers at the official opening screening. From left: producer Martin Moszkowicz, Gabriella Wilde, Logan Lerman and Milla Jovovich, and director Paul W.S. Anderson. 7. Cast and crew members from Kora, which won an Award for Best Artistic Contribution. From left: actress Li Tao, director Du Jiayi, actor Chang Shu-hao, and producer Nina Han. 8. Michael Winterbottom, director of Competition film Trishna, reunites with composer Shigeru Umebayashi at the screening. 9. Actors Shun Oguri (left) and Koji Yakusho with director Shuichi Okita, whose The Woodsman and the Rain won the Special Jury Prize.