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Regulations for Competition 2024

:October 28th -November 6th, 2024
: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 section must meet the following conditions:
(1) Must be films completed after January 1st, 2024.
(2) Must be at least its Japan Premieres at TIFF. World and International Premieres are given priority.
Japanese films must be their World Premieres at TIFF.
* Films that are available on the Internet, TV (including IPTV) or in-flight movies, and films
commercially released on DVD, VOD, or any other format are not eligible.
(3) Short films are not eligible. Must be feature films running over 60 minutes.
(4) Screening material should be in digital format in high-definition format, with English subtitles.
* These conditions may be subject to change.

*All films submitted for the Competition section may be considered and invited to the other sections as well.

ARTICLE 2: Awards
For the main Competition section, TIFF will award the following prizes in accordance with the decision by the International Competition Jury.
-Tokyo Grand Prix

-Special Jury Prize

-Award for Best Director

-Award for Best Actress

-Award for Best Actor

-Award for Best Artistic Contribution
*The cash prize is to be announced.
ARTICLE 3: Entry for Pre-Selection
(1) Entry Form
All films must register through the Festival's website (http://www.tiff-jp.net).
Those who are qualified according to the conditions of ARTICLE 1 hereinabove may apply by either submitting an online screener from the entry form or by sending a DVD.
*There is no need submit a film in more than one media.

(2) Submission Peirod and Entry Fee
Early Bird Submission:April 25th - May 27th,2024 / Free
Regular Submission :May 28th-July 8th Noon JST, 2024 / 4,400 JPY*

*We accept payment by credit card only.

*Once the submission fee is paid, it will not be refunded under any circumstances.

(3) Preview Screeners
Online Screeners or DVDs are accepted as preview screeners for pre-selection.
All films must be submitted with English subtitles, excluding Japanese or English films.
*Online Screener: Fill in the online link on the entry form.
*Should be valid until the end of September.
*Screening links that require additional downloads, are not acceptable
*DVD Shipping: DVDs should be sent to the following address

Tokyo International Film Festival: Film Submissions
15F Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045 JAPAN
TEL: 81-3-6226-3011

DVDs must be shipped prepaid, insured, and packed in proper containers and received by TIFF
no later than July 8th, 2024.
The materials submitted to the festival will not be returned.

(4) Selection Result
The result of the Pre-Selection will be notified via e-mail in mid-September 2024.

(5) Submission Agreement
Participants are deemed to have fully understood and accepted all the regulations. Matters not covered by the regulations 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.
ARTICLE 4: Selected Films
(1) Required Materials
Participants whose films have been selected are required to send the following materials to TIFF.
(a) Entry Sheet (provided by TIFF)

(b) Dialogue lists in original-language and English Subtitle list, excluding Japanese spoken film.
(c) Digital Photo Data: main photo of the film, sub cuts of the film, and the director photo
(d) A file of the final version of the film with English subtitles.
(e) Trailer and Excerpts of the film in mov. File
(f) English Press Kit.
(g) Poster in a data file (high resolution, B1 size)

(2) Screening Materials and Subtitles
English subtitled DCP (KDM Free / 24 fps) should reach the desinated address, by mid-September.
* For English dialogue films, English subtitles are unnecessary.
All films will be screened in the original-language version with both English and Japanese subtitles,
except for films in English, which will be shown with Japanese subtitles only.

ARTICLE 5: Understanding & Acceptance
Person responsible for the submission must agree with the below:
ECannot withdraw their entry once they have signed the Agreement Form for the official selection.
EShall give careful attention to a third party (ex. Japanese distributor) who might interfere with this agreement.
All inquiries to:
E-mail: competition2024@tiff-jp.net
URL : http://www.tiff-jp.net

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