The Tokyo International Film Festival was established in 1985 and is marking its 29th edition this year. One of the largest international film festivals in Asia, it attracts directors, actors, film industry professionals and media from around the world for 10 days of screenings and other events each October.
The red carpet is rolled out in Roppongi on the first day of the festival, welcoming stars and filmmakers from across the globe, and the festivities continue each day at Roppongi Hills Arena.
TIFF showcases a diverse lineup of more than 100 films in a range of sections, from much-anticipated new releases to arthouse titles, rare classics and work by emerging talents. All festival films that arenot in English are subtitled in English for the enjoyment of international audiences.
The 16 films selected for the Competition section draw the greatest attention each year, as they vie for the coveted Tokyo Grand Prix. Directors and stars take to the stage after most screenings for Q&A sessions with the audience, and there are also talk events and autograph sessions to encourage interaction between TIFF’s guests and devoted festivalgoers.
- Roppongi Hills（Minato City) and other facilities in Tokyo
- Oct. 25 – Nov. 3, 2016
- Sanno Matsuri Festivals & Ceremonies Sanno Matsuri
- Hie-jinja Shrine Shrines, Temples & Churches Hie-jinja Shrine
- Suntory Museum of Art Museums Suntory Museum of Art
- The National Art Center, Tokyo Museums The National Art Center, Tokyo
- Mori Art Museum Museums Mori Art Museum
- 21_21 Design Sight Museums 21_21 Design Sight