Tokyo Film Festival Sets Dates, But Market Lacks a Venue

Tokyo Film Festival Sets Dates, But Market Lacks a Venue

The organizers of the Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled the dates for the 2023 edition of the festival and TIFFCOM, the accompanying rights market. But they have yet to confirm a location for TIFFCOM.

The 36th edition of the Tokyo festival will be held for ten days from October 23 to November 1. TIFFCOM will operate for three days from October 25-23.

The festival will return to the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Marunouchi-Ginza region it has called home since 2021. “We hope the 36th TIFF will play a role in reviving the film industry in the post-COVID era,” organizers said. in a report.

The market has been held as an online-only event for the past three editions, including in 2022 when the Tokyo festival was held as an in-person event and when other Asian rights markets such that the Asian Film & Contents Market in Busan and the Asian Television Forum in Singapore had returned to physical locations.

Tokyo organizers explained at the time that TIFFCOM had to secure the venue more than a year in advance. But he was unable to do so due to the scarcity of suitable venues in Tokyo and uncertainty over when disease control measures in Japan would be relaxed.

The 2022 online market welcomed 1,895 participants from 58 countries or regions. It welcomed 327 virtual exhibitors from a record number of 33 countries or regions and hosted 100 online screening titles. The webinars in 2022 were 14, compared to 15 in 2021.

The film’s financing arm, Tokyo Gap Financing Market, selected 20 unchanged projects from 75 submissions.

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