Tokyo International Film Festival
One of the 12 largest film festivals in the world, the Tokyo International Film Festival started in 1985 under the authorization of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) formed by 24 countries. This film festival has made a significant contribution to Japan's film industry and culture as the only authorized international film festival with tradition and prestige.
The red carpet that was rolled out on Roppongi Keyaki-zaka Dori (Ave.) on the 1st day of the festival in order to welcome film stars from all over the world is now a trademark of this film festival. The length of the carpet is approx. 200 meters.
The film festival centers on 4 pillar sections: "Competition", "Special Screenings", "Winds of Asia" and "Japanese Eyes".
The section that draws the most attention is "Competition" where a total of 16 films are played, including 15 carefully selected from more than 400 candidates and 1 recommended from the "Winds of Asia" section. The film selected there receives the highly treasured "Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix".
Place: Roppongi Hills (Minato-ku), Bunkamura (Shibuya-ku)
Dates: Autumn (October to November)