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About TIFF

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What are the dates of the festival?
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The festival runs for 9 days, from Saturday October 23 through to Sunday October 31, 2010.
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Where are the venues?
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Venues : The festival takes place at the main venue in Roppongi Hills (Minato City, Tokyo). The other events co-hosted by Tokyo International Film Festival will be held in various locations throughout Tokyo metropolitan area.
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What kind of films will be shown?
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Tokyo International Film Festival screens approximately 270 films chosen from the following 6 Sections of the Main Program and holds wide variety of events.

  1. Competition
    The screening of films carefully chosen from 832 entries submitted from participants of 76 countries and regions.
  2. Special Screenings
    The screening of highly entertaining films that have yet to be theatrically released in Japan, which introduces irresistible lineup of newsworthy films.
  3. Winds of Asia-Middle East
    The special screening that anticipates new trends in Asian culture: and features the best films produced in countries and regions of the Asian Territory.
  4. Japanese Eyes
    The section focuses on the diverse aspects of the Japanese cinema scenes by screening the most recent films selected from various perspectives.
  5. WORLD CINEMA
    The section makes selective screenings of Japanese Premiere Screenings of European and North American films which received great appraisals from world film festivals.
  6. natural TIFF supported by TOYOTA
    Since 21st edition of Tokyo International Film Festival, the newly launched section screens films that brings attention to the coexistence of men and nature.

For the details of the events and various projects, please refer to the Sections In Brief page.

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Do the films screened at the festival have subtitles?
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As a general rule, all the films will be shown with English or Japanese subtitles or both. In case of any changes, details will be updated on this website.

About Ticket

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How can I purchase the tickets?
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General Advance Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, October 9.

Purchasing tickets in Japan
The tickets will be available at Ticket PIA and Lawson Ticket from 10:00 on the opening day. The ticket purchase can be made by internet, telephone, Ticket Agency (Playguide) and convenience stores. Please note that purchase can only be made in Japanese.
* Please refer to the Purchase Procedures for Advance Tickets.

Purchasing the tickets from abroad.
The ticket can be purchased online from Ticket PIA or Lawson Ticket upon your arrival in Japan. Please note that purchase can only be made in Japanese. For further details, please refer to the purchasing procedures of Advance Tickets.

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Are there any other ways to purchase the tickets?
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Tickets are available at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Box Office during the film festival.
All tickets up to shows on closing day are available at the Box Office. (For details please refer to the purchasing procedures of Advance Tickets)
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Are Walk-up tickets available after the Advance tickets have sold out?
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In principle, TIFF prepares few numbers of Walk-up tickets available for all screening titles. Please inquire each theater on how to purchase the tickets at the Box Office.

For Press

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How can I attend the festival as a press reporter?
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Please click the tab “For Press” and complete the applications for press ID accreditations.
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How can I run the film stills and photos during the festival?
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We offer materials needed for press. They will be provided via an internet download service. Please sign up for Image.net.
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Any dress code required for the press covering the events?
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Opening Ceremony, Green Carpet events and Closing Ceremony are designated with a dress code and formal or semi-formal dress is required.
* No jeans will be allowed.

For Film Professionals

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Tell me about the market.
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In conjunction with TIFF, a market covering the entire aspects of entertainment industry called “TIFFCOM” will be held. TIFFCOM offers trading opportunities for films, TV programs, animations, comics, games, characters and music business. For more details, please visit TIFFCOM website.
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Do you have any ID passes other than Press IDs?
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ID passes for the individual guests from the film festival and the film companies will be issued separately. For more details, please go to the web page entitled “For Guests.”
KEIRIN.JPThe 29th Tokyo International Film Festival will be held with funds provided by Japan Keirin Association.TIFF History