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FAQ for Festival Submissions

General Information

1. How do I submit?
Register from the official website.www.tiff-jp.net/en/
2. When is the deadline for submissions and how much does it cost to submit?
Early Bird Submission : May 25th, 2024 / Free
Regular Submission : July 8th, 2024 Noon JST / 4,400 (JPY)
3. Does it make a difference in which deadline I submit?
The only difference is the submission fee.
All submissions are processed and viewed in the same manner.
4. Can I choose a section of TIFF to submit my film for?
No. You cannot to choose a section.
The TIFF selection team selects and invites the films presented in the official selection.
5.Do you accept works in progress?
Yes. However, as we cannot guarantee that we can consider an updated version later, we suggest submitting at least an editing-locked version or a version that is very close to the final version.
The final deadline is July 8th. You are able to register your film before the screener is ready.
6.What is your preferred format for submission?
 Do you accept PAL DVD or Blu-ray?
Our preference is a password-protected streaming link such as Vimeo or a DVD (NTSC). PAL DVD or Blu-ray may not work on our players.
We do not accept screening links that require additional software downloads.
*There is no need submit a film in more than one media.
7. When and how will I know if my film has been selected?
We notify selection results to ALL submitters via email in mid-September. Please make sure your email address on an entry form is up to date.
8. If my film is not selected, may I speak with a programmer for feedback?
No, unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to correspond with each applicant.


1. Do you accept Documentaries, Animations, or Short films?
Documentaries and Animations are eligible.
Short films are not eligible for any other sections.
Must be feature films (including animation) running over 60 minutes.
2. Does premiere status matter?
 What is International premiere and Japan premiere?
Yes. All films submitted for TIFF maintain at least its Japan premiere, meaning the film has not been screened publicly anywhere in Japan. (theatrical release, festival screening etc.)
World and International Premieres are given priority.
For Japanese films, World Premier is mandatory.
・World Premiere : has not had a public screening anywhere.
・International Premiere : has not had a public screening outside the country of production.
・Asian Premiere : has not had a public screening in Asia.
・Japan Premiere : has not had a public screening in Japan.
3. May I submit films with a Japanese distributor?
Yes. However, please have their full approval and consensus to submit your film to be screened by the selection committee beforehand.
If you need further assistance after reading this information, please contact us at competition2024@tiff-jp.net.
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