Tokyo International Film Festival
A 16 mm spring-wound Bolex © Janke
Each year the Tokyo International Film Festival exclusively screens new and exciting films in cinemas around Roppongi Hills. Film buffs can enjoy world premieres by some of Japan's top directors and filmmakers from all over the world as well as voting for their favourite film in the Audience Choice category. The festival was established in 1985 and was held twice annually until 1991 and annually thereafter. It is one of Asia's most famous and competitive film festivals and is accredited by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers). The Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix award is handed to the winner of best film, and other categories like best actor, best actress and best director are also judged. Recent winners have included French, Israeli and Bulgarian films, and famous actresses honoured at the festival include Helena Bonham Carter, Abigail Breslin and Glen Close. The festival includes conventional screenings, fun open-air cinema, screenings with voice-overs, social occasions and celebrity appearances, as well as lectures, seminars and workshops. There is lots to learn and lots to enjoy for movie enthusiasts.
Venue: Roppongi Hills
Date: 25 October to 3 November 2016