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29th Tokyo International Film Festival  Competition 2016 Call For Entry
TIFF Competition has been the door to international success for unknown brilliant talents,
such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Aki Kaurismaki, Tsai Ming-liang, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, etc...
as well as the stage to present the latest works of prestigious directors as world premieres.

TIFF continues to aim to extend our love for the limitless and profound magic of cinema to the viewers,
with no career or genre restrictions.

Please check our regulation open to a variety of movies and be ready to present your film from Tokyo to the world !
We look forward to your submission. See you in October 2016 at TokyoIFF!

Tokyo International Film Festival Programming Director   Yoshi Yatabe

Film Submissions are now closed.

Regulations for Competition 2016

: October 25th (Tue.) to November 3rd (Thu.)
: The Tokyo International Film Festival (hereafter referred to as TIFF) regulations follow the Regulations
for International Film Festival provided by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations
ARTICLE 1: Eligibility
All films selected and invited for the Competition must meet the following conditions:
(1) Must be films completed after January 1st 2016.
(2) Should not have been screened at main competition section of
"competitive feature film festivals (non-specialised)" accredited by FIAPF*1 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) Short films are not eligible. 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.

*1 Please refer to FIAPF's official web site for the list of accredited Festivals:

ARTICLE 2: Prizes
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 Grand Prix (for the producer and the director *2)
cash prize of 50,000 USD
-Special Jury Prize (for the producer and the director *2)
cash prize of 20,000 USD
-Award for Best Director
cash prize of 5,000 USD
-Award for Best Actress
cash prize of 5,000 USD
-Award for Best Actor
cash prize of 5,000 USD
-Award for Best Artistic Contribution (Photography, Sound, Art Direction, Music, Script etc.)
cash prize of 5,000 USD
*2 The cash prize is to be shared equally by the producer and the director.
ARTICLE 3: Invitation
TIFF will invite the director(s) and the lead actor/actress of selected film for Competition Section.
ARTICLE 4: Entry for Pre-Selection
Entry Form must be submitted through Festival's website: http://www.tiff-jp.net.
(1) Those who are qualified according to the conditions of Article 1 hereinabove may apply to the Competition
by filling in the entry form and submitting DVD screener or online screener.
(2) There is no submissions fee for entry.
(3) All the materials should be sent to the following address:
Tokyo International Film Festival: Competition Section
15F Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045 JAPAN
TEL: 81-3-6226-3011
(4) All the materials must be shipped prepaid, insured and packed in proper containers and received by TIFF
no later than July 8th, 2016. The materials submitted to the Festival will not be returned.
*Please note in advance, that in case your film includes images which are in contravention to the Japanese law,
the DVD may not be accepted by the Japanese customs, in which case, the DVD will be returned back to the sender.
(5) The result of Pre-Selection will be notified via e-mail by mid September 2016.
ARTICLE 5: Materials for the Selected Films
Participants whose films have been selected are required to send the following materials to TIFF.
(1) Entry Sheet (provided by TIFF, for all necessary information regarding the selected film)
- TO BE FILLED-OUT AND RETURNED TO TIFF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE upon acceptance of the Invitation.
(2) Dialogue lists in original-language and English Subtitle List for Japanese subtitles
(3) Digital Photo Data (*350dpi, jpg format): main photo of the film, sub cuts of the film, and the director photo
(4) 2 DVD screeners with English subtitle *for Japanese subtitling and DVD Library
(5) Trailer and Excerpts of the film in mov file (Quicktime)
(6) English Press Kit for Japan Content Showcase (TIFFCOM market).
(7) 10 printed posters and poster in data file (high resolution, B1 size)
Materials 1-4 listed above must reach the address on ARTICLE 4, 2),
no later than early September, 2016..
The shipping fees for the above materials must be borne by participants.
ARTICLE 6: Screening Materials and Subtitles for the Selected Films
Screening materials should reach the address on ARTICLE 4, 2), by September 14th 2016.
All films will be screened in the original-language version with both English and Japanese subtitles, except for films in English version, which will be shown with Japanese subtitles only.
ARTICLE 7: Submission Agreement
Person responsible for the submission must agree with the below:
(1) Cannot withdraw their entry once they have signed the Agreement Form for the official selection.
(2) Shall give careful attention to a third party (ex. Japanese distributor) who might interfere with this agreement.
ARTICLE 8: Understanding & Acceptance
Participants in the Competition are deemed to have fully understood and accepted all the regulations and entry form. Matters not covered by the regulations and entry form and any questions arising thereof will be resolved by the TIFF Organizing Committee in accordance with the regulations of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
Deadline for the competition entries: July 8th, 2016

All inquiries to:
Tokyo International Film Festival : Competition Section
15F Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045 JAPAN
TEL: 81-3-6226-3011
E-mail: competition2016@tiff-jp.net
URL : http://www.tiff-jp.net
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