TIFF Newsletter
April 13, 2012
Submit your film to the 25th TIFF!

The 25th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) starts accepting film submissions to the Competition 2012 on April 13. (Deadline: July 13, 2012).

As one of the biggest film festivals in Asia - TIFF Competition has been showing many outstanding films created by up-and-coming directors as well as premieres of works by prestigious filmmakers of the world.
Last year, the Competition attracted 975 films from 76 countries and regions, the most in the history of TIFF, aspiring to win the prestigious Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix.

A summary of the Regulations for the Competition 2012 is provided below. With this renewed regulations, TIFF looks forward to even a larger number of submissions from around the world.

The 25th TIFF will be held on October 20(Sat) - 28(Sun), 2012 in Tokyo, JAPAN.

Period: April 13- July 13, 2012
For detailed information about film submission, please visit the TIFF official website: www.tiff-jp.net/entry/competition2012/index_en.html.

Regulations for the Competition 2012 (summary)
1)Must be films completed after January 1, 2012.
2)Should not have been screened at main competition section of "competitive feature film festivals (non-specialised)"accredited by FIAPF* prior to TIFF.
3)Must have its Asian Premiere at TIFF. World and International Premieres are given priority.
Japanese films must have its World Premiere.
4)Must be feature films (including animation) running over 60 minutes.
5)Documentary films are not eligible.
6)Screening material should be in digital format (in high definition) with English subtitles. The application of these conditions belongs at the discretion of TIFF.
*Please refer to FIAPF’s official website for the list of accredited Festivals: www.fiapf.org/intfilmfestivals_sites.asp
The Awards
TIFF will award the following prizes in accordance with the decision of the International Competition Jury who is obliged to award the following prizes:
Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix (for the producer and director*) cash prize of 50,000 USD
Special Jury Prize (for the producer and director*) cash prize of 20,000 USD
Award for Best Directorcash prize of 5,000 USD
Award for Best Actresscash prize of 5,000 USD
Award for Best Actorcash prize of 5,000 USD
Award for Best Artistic Contribution
(Photography, Sound, Art Direction, Music, Script etc.)
cash prize of 5,000 USD
* The cash prize is to be shared equally by the producer and the director.

24th TIFF Award Winners
♦Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix:Untouchable (directed by Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache)
♦Special Jury Prize:The Woodsman and the Rain (directed by Shuichi Okita)
♦Award for Best Director:Ruben Östlund (Play)
♦Award for Best Actress:Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
♦Award for Best Actors:François Cluzet (Untouchable), Omar Sy (Untouchable)
♦Award for Best Artistic Contributions:KORA (directed by Du Jiayi), Detachment (directed by Tony Kaye)
♦The Audience Award:When Pigs Have Wings (directed by Sylvain Estibal)

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