At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go out to all those who have suffered from or been affected by COVID-19, and all the members of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) team express our solidarity with those who are fighting against the disease and related problems.
As always, TIFF remains dedicated to the safety of our audiences, filmmakers and staff, and we are committed to doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Due to Japan’s state of emergency, cinemas have been temporarily closed, but we believe that they will light up again and people will join us to enjoy films from all around the world. With that in mind, we would like to keep the opportunities open for filmmakers.
While we will continue to monitor the global health situation and explore many options for holding the 33rd edition of the festival, TIFF is now open for submissions on the festival website, from April 28 through July 17, 2020. Please see more details on submission regulations for the 33rd TIFF here:
The 33rd TIFF will take place from October 31-November 9, 2020 for 10 days in Tokyo.
We hope you will be able to join us this autumn.
In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy and keep alive your hopes and passion for film.