TIFF Newsletter
March 17, 2011
24th TIFF 2011.10.22(sat)- 10.30(sun)
TIFF/TIFFCOM team will join HKIFF and FILMART next week.
We sincerely thank for heartfelt sympathy and all the supports and assistance extended to the Tohoku off-Pacific Ocean Earthquake that hit on the Japan's Tohoku coastal region on March 11.
While currently rescue operation is in action and all Japanese are making every effort to respond to earthquake damages in the region, our TIFF/TIFFCOM team tries vigorously to resume ordinary operation from this week.
According to the report, people have no power against natural disaster, however we are vigilantly in the direction of recovery, with all the supports locally and internationally given to Japanese, by the Government and individuals working together to tackle such a devastating situation challenging us.
TIFF/TIFFCOM team will visit, as scheduled, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Hong Kong Filmart from March 20, and would like to communicate with our friends from around the world. During the period, we will organize the below programs, where we can reunion all of our friends. We are looking forward to seeing you soon in Hong Kong.

1.Japan Booth (Organized by UNIJAPAN)
Date and time: March 21 (Mon) – 24 (Thu), 9:30am – 6:00pm
Venue: Booth No: 1D-C14, Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center (HKCEC)
Sales Companies: ASATSU-DK, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, OMAGACT ENTERTAINMENT, Kadokawa Shoten, Gaga, Cruiser, Gold View, Geneon Universal Entertainment Japan, showgate, Jolly Roger, SKY Perfect Broadcasting, SDP, T.O. Entertainment, TBS, Nikkatsu, NTV, NAKED INC, BAI-LIN, Happy Project (19 companies)

2.UNIJAPAN Entertainment Forum @ Hong Kong
Date and time: March 22 (Tue) 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Meeting Room S228, HKCEC
Organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) / UNIJAPAN
Co-Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
Please join us to get in-depth information on international co-production!

"A meeting between producers: Simulating an international co-production and considering how each county can support the film" (J/E/C/K interpretation to be provided.)

【Guest Speakers】
Mr. Shogo TOMIYAMA: Secretary General、Japan Academy Prize Association / TOHO
Ms. Tomoko KATAHARA: General Manager/Producer, J&K Entertainment Inc.
Mr. Dongbing SHAN: Producer, Delight (Beijing) Communication Co., Ltd.
Mr. Mathew TANG: Head of Productions, EDKO Films Ltd.
Ms. Fi-Fen CHIEN: Producer, CHI & Company

3.Market Screening of Japanese Short Films
Date and time:
March 22 (Tue):    2:00pm – 3:15pm (First Section) ,3:30pm – 4:45pm (Second Section)
March 23 (Wed): 10:00am – 11:15am (First Section) ,11:30am – 12:45pm (Second Section)
Venue: Meeting Room N206 – N207, HKCEC

【A Film Production Project for Young Filmmakers】
First Section: New kids on the Guerrilla, Who Opens the Door?, Paternal Womb, A Day in Babylon, Funny at Closed
Second Section: Nuku Nuku, so far away, On the street, DIY Encouragement, BURNING HEARTS

The 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)
The 24th TIFF (Oct. 22-30, 2011) is a spectacular venue for seeing quality films and meeting filmmakers and fans from around the world. This year, we welcome our friends from around the world to our Green Carpet with Japanese hospitality.You will discover new encounters, talents, fun & sensation at TIFF.
FILM SUBMISSIONS: Applications for submitting films to the 24th TIFF will be available on the official TIFF website from late April. Please refer to the 2010 regulations, which remain posted on the TIFF website at
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