The 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) brought down the curtain on another highly successfully event, thanks to the excellent films that were shown and the many film people and fans from around the world who extended their guidance and support to us.
At the 22nd TIFF, we took a more active role by launching the Green Carpet Club (GCC) to raise environmental awareness and send a green message from Tokyo to the world. At the same time, we provided a platform for various people to meet and communicate through various innovative programs, such as the Charity Auction.
TIFF has become a truly important international festival. In the Competition section, 743 feature films from 81 countries/regions were considered, and 15 of the very best films were selected for screening.
For 2010, the third year of the Green Carpet, our top priority will be to seek out the finest films from around the world with the advice of leading film industry professionals. Also this year, we will again roll out the Green Carpet and make greater efforts to promote green activities for the future.
Tokyo International Film Festival will use the power of films to take another bold leap toward the future.
Action! For Earth.
Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF & TIFFCOM)
Tom Yoda Profile
Tom Yoda was born in 1940 in Nagano Prefecture. He graduated from Meiji University in 1963 with a degree in business management.
After serving as director of Sansui Electric, he established Thomas Yoda Limited (later renamed T.Y. Limited Inc.) in March 1988. In August of the same year, he became an Advisor to Avex Group Holdings, Inc. He was appointed Chairman of the group in 1993, and served as Chairman and CEO from 1995 until he left Avex in August 2004.
He has served as Chairman of GAGA Corporation since December 2004 and was appointed Chairman of the Board/President/CEO in July 2009. He also owns and heads T.Y. Limited Inc., Dreamusic Inc., and T.Y. Entertainment, as well as serves on the board of directors for T-Joy Co. Ltd and Rakuten, Inc.
In March 2008, Yoda was appointed chairman of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF & TIFFCOM). He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Business Federation and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Entertainment and Content under the Committee on Industrial Affairs. Among his other responsibilities, he serves as Executive Director of the Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO) and as Vice Chairman of the Japan International Contents Festival (CoFesta). Other contribution includes memberships in various committees of the Japanese Government.