Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Competition Section)/
Agency for Cultural Affairs (Filmmaker's Angle)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Ministry of the Environment
Japan Tourism Agency /
Japan Keirin Association (JKA) / The Japan Foundation / Minato City /
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / Nippon Keidanren
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry /
Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. /
Federation of Japanese Films Industry, Inc. /
FOREIGN FILM IMPORTER - DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN /
Motion Picture Association (MPA) / JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS /
Tokyo Association of Theater Owners / Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation /
Digital Content Association of Japan /
Minato Sports, Community, Culture and Health Foundation /
Association of Media in Digital / Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO) /
JAPAN VIDEO SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION (JVA) /
National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Japan Arts Fund
Coca-Cola (Japan) Company,Limited.
Daiwa Securities Group ;
FANCL CORPORATION ;
Rakuten, Inc. ;
Sony PCL Inc. ;
Mori Building Co.,Ltd. ; WOWOW INC. ; SANKYO CO., LTD ; TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD ; AOKI INC. ;
FUJIFILM Corporation ; PIA Corporation ; Lawson, Inc. ;
Shochiku Co.,ltd. ; Toho Co.,ltd. ; Toei Co.,ltd.; KADOKAWA PICTURES,INC. ; NIKKATSU Corporation ;
TOHO CINEMAS LTD ; Eiga Bunka Kyokai ; T. Y. Limited, Inc.
Getty Images,Inc. ; J-Stream Inc. ; Brightcove Inc ;
TOKYO MX ; JUPITER ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd. ; WEBIMPACT,INC.
The Largest Film Festival in Asia
The one and only FIAPF-accredited international film festival in Japan
This year marks the 23rd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). As the only Japanese film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)*1, TIFF has played an integral role in Japan's film industry and cultural scene since it was establishment in 1985. TIFF aspires to be recognized as one of the four major film festivals in the world and in the same league as Cannes, Venice and Berlin, which now stand at the summit of the more than 2,600 international film celebrations.
*1) The International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) is an international organization that oversees issues related to the film industry and international film festivals.
A collection of excellent works from around the world screened and nominated for the "Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix"
Over the nine days of the Festival, films from a variety of genres will be shown in several intriguing sections: Competition, which selects the "Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix" from a carefully chosen ensemble of premiere films presented by both talented first-timers and recognized directors; Special Screenings, which premieres highly entertaining films prior to their public release in Japan; Winds of Asia−Middle East, which boasts the largest number of films and audiences in all the TIFF screenings; Japanese Eyes, which showcases a broad range of Japanese films for worldwide audiences; and natural TIFF highlighting films that explore the coexistence of making and nature.
Multipurpose events that emphasize films
Following the Opening Day appearance of guest celebrities on the Green Carpet on Roppongi Keyakizaka Street, various events will take place at the Roppongi Hills Arena. The open-air screenings, voice-over screenings and guest appearances by the stars of the films are sure to be enjoyed by movie fans. Seminars, symposiums, and workshops also will be held to help expand the film market and provide opportunities for content-business networking.
Focusing on the global environment
In accordance with the theme of ecology, TIFF will again unroll the Green Carpet and use "Green Power"(ecologically friendly energy sources) for screenings.A symposium focused on the environment will be held, and the "TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix" will be presented to an outstanding new film that gives due consideration to nature, the environment and ecology. We will make an effort to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our environment and preserving natural resources for the next generation through the festival.
UNIJAPAN was officially granted the status as a public interest incorporated association on June 22nd with the implementation of "General Incorporated Associations/Foundations Act" and "Act on Authorization of Public Interest Incorporated Associations and Public Interest Incorporated Foundation."
Support Program for Participation at Film Festivals (Grant Scheme supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho))
UNIJAPAN provides grants and subsidies for Japanese films and Japanese filmmakers attending international film festivals and film markets, covering the expenses for overseas travel, production of film subtitles and promotional materials.
Support Program for International Sales (supported by Bunka-cho)
UNIJAPAN supports Japanese film companies to promote international sales of Japanese films by setting up a Japanese film promotional stand at the major international film markets in Cannes, Toronto, Pusan, Hong Kong and Berlin.
Support Program for International Co-production (supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))
Since 2006 UNIJAPAN has been actively supporting Japanese film producers aiming at co-productions to participate at international project markets in Cannes, Shanghai, Paris, Pusan, Rotterdam, Berlin and Hong Kong, assists them in finding overseas co-production partners, and helps them in building human networks crucial for furthering international co-production.
Publications and Website
To foster the promotion of Japanese films and spread the awareness of Japanese film overseas, UNIJAPAN manages the following websites and issues the following publications:
- UNIJAPAN official website supported by Japan KEIRIN Association
- Japanese film database (JFDB) supported by METI
- Japanese Film-a yearbook of Japanese films and film industry supported by Bunka-cho
- New Cinema from Japan - a twice-a-year catalogue of new Japanese cinema supported by the Japan Foundation
- The Guide to Japanese Film Industry and Co-Production - the first edition of an English guidebook issued in April 2009 supported by METI.）
Research and Networking
To further promote international cooperation for the growth of film culture and the advance of film industry, UNIJAPAN working with international organizations, carries out surveys and research on the state of overseas film markets including international co-productions schemes, and sends out the UNIJAPAN Newsletter with the latest news and information on screenings and presence of Japanese films overseas.
Organization of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)
UNIJAPAN manages the Tokyo International Film Festival through its Film Festival Department (www.tiff-jp.net).
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MULTI CONTENTS LINK
JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL (CoFesta) is the world's largest comprehensive contents festival.The events connected with the contents industry like games, animation, manga , characters, broadcast, music and film are held in cooperation with each other.
While various contents from Japan influence and improve each other and cooperate in media technology industry to inform of our statement, CoFesta aims to be the world's largest contents festival which create new capability and spread it abroad widely.
Purpose of CoFesta
- To provide the opportunity when a person concerned with the contents all over the world can see a lot of Japanese content at a time in order that the content in every field in Japan are sent to the world in cooperation with each other.
- To bring international collaborations and business in providing opportunity to exchange with world content centering on Asia, and also interchange of people concerned with content.。