The Japan Foundation is pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation through the Japan Foundation Asia Center, partners with UNIJAPAN and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) to organize the Film Culture Exchange Projects between Japan and countries in Asia at the TIFF for the next seven years until 2020.
Under the partnership, the Japan Foundation will support the following programs:
1. Invitation of film people and journalists to the Tokyo International Film Festival
For the promotion of people exchanges and networking opportunities among Asian film related persons, key figures including representatives of film festivals, journalists and film critics in Asia will be invited to the festival.
2. CROSSCUT ASIA
“CROSSCUT ASIA” is the showcase of Asian films focusing on particular countries, directors, actors, and themes.
3. The Spirit of Asia Award
Experts will present the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center to one film from the Asian Future section, a gateway to success for up-and-coming Asian directors. The prize-winning production team will be presented with a trophy and a trip to Japan.
4. Expansion of Asian Films to be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival
Number of Asian films screened in major film categories, Asian Future and World Focus, will be increased.
5. Co-production by the Japan Foundation Asia Center x TIFF
Japan x Asia – A Series of Omnibus Film Production: Asian Three-Fold Mirror
The project leads three up-and-coming Japanese and Asian directors to produce an omnibus film with a common subject. Just like a three-fold mirror, the integrated films will reflect respective directors’ angles and aesthetic values of Asia, depicting similarities and differences of the same topic.
6. Invitation of film buyers and sellers to TIFF’s affiliated market, TIFFCOM
The project aims to encourage exchanges among film buyers and sellers from Asia.
7. Promoting film screening events specialized in Japanese films in Asia
Serving as a mediator, the Tokyo International Film Festival together with the Japan Foundation Asia Center tries to promote Japanese films overseas, especially to Asia, by introducing a Japanese film package, including those screened at the Tokyo Film Festival.
|The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival http://2014.tiff-jp.net/en/
【Dates】 Thursday, October 23 – Friday, 31, 2014
【Venues】 Roppongi Hills (Minato-ku), TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi (Chuo-ku), and theaters, halls, and other facilities in the Tokyo metropolitan area
The Japan Foundation Asia Center www.jfac.jp
At the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting in December 2013, the Japanese Government announced a vision statement on a new policy for Cultural Exchanges in Asia – “WA Project ~Toward Interactive Asia~”. Serving to achieve two-way art/cultural exchanges and supporting Japanese language learners, the Japan Foundation launched a new department, the Asia Center in April 2014.
The Asia Center carries out various projects to foster deeper, mutual understanding and further develop relationships between Japan and our fellow Asian countries.
Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) http://2014.tiff-jp.net/ja/
TIFF, which marks its 27th year, is the only international film festival in Japan accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations*. Starting in 1985, as the first large film festival of the country, it has made a significant mark on the film and entertainment industry of Japan and Asia and has grown to Asia’s largest film festival. The festival provides opportunities for people in the film industry and film enthusiasts to encounter great films from all over the world shown in Asia’s film capital Tokyo.
* International Federation of Film Producers Associations is an international organization which improves or reviews issues of the
world’s film industry and international film festivals.
The Japan Foundation, Manila (Mr. Rolando Samson)
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