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Tokyo International Film Festival, 2018

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 3, 2018

TOKYO, JAPAN

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) started in 1985 as a biennial outing and is the only Japanese film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. It aims to promote new talent in Asia, connect audiences to films across the globe and open doors for emerging talent. The awards that are given at TIFF include Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Special Jury Prize, Best Screenplay Award, Best Artistic Contribution Award, Audience Award, Asian Future Best Film Award and Japanese Cinema Splash Best Picture Award.

The 31st edition of the festival aims to promote cultural exchanges between filmmakers and film lovers. It will see names like Bryan Burk, Taraneh Alidoosti, Stanley Kwan and Kaho Minami in the jury.                                  

OPENING FILM

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut is about a country music artiste, Jackson Maine, who falls in love with Ally, a struggling singer. Even as his career starts rolling, he is fighting his inner demons. The musical-romance stars Cooper and pop sensation Lady Gaga in lead roles.

CLOSING FILM

GODZILLA: The Planet Eater

The 34th film in the Godzilla franchise, Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita’s animated sci-fi kaiju film is about an extraterrestrial beast called King Ghidorah, who challenges the rule of humanity, aliens and Godzilla on earth.

Competition

Amanda

The Bra

Just Only Love

Asian Future

Cold Sweat

Distance

The Tap Box

Japanese Cinema Splash

The Gun

Lying To Mom

The Manga Master

Special Screenings

Amanogawa

My Train Diary

Fahrenheit 11/9

Special Program

Crossing Beyond

The Little Norse Prince Valiant

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

World Focus

Lakbayan (Journey)

The Reports On Sarah And Saleem

Red Cow

Japan Now

One Cut Of The Dead

Saimon & Tada Takashi

Mori, The Artist’s Habitat

Japanese Classics

A Geisha’s Diary

The Temple Of Wild Geese

The Graceful Brute

The World of Masaaki Yuasa

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

Lu Over the Wall

Mind Game

A Tribute to the Comedy

Spaceball

Home Alone

The Hangover

Open-Air Cinema Cinema Athletic 31

Coach Carter

Jerry Maguire

Big Wednesday

INDIAN CONNECT

Pad Man

Dangal

Madras Beats

CROSSCUT ASIA #05: What’s Next from Southeast Asia

The 5th edition of the Japan Foundation Asia Center’s CROSSCUT ASIA will present “Soundtrip to Southeast Asia”. It will feature films showcasing a rich variety of musical genres, including Filipino rap and Thai popular band music. The films - such as BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry, Brother of the Year and Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll - will show off historical and present-day Southeast Asia.

TIFF Master Classes

This segment will see filmmakers, music composers and producers talk about their films. Acting workshops will also be included. It is open to the public.

Godzilla Fest 2018

The festival is aimed at celebrating Godzilla’s birthday - that will take place in Hibiya. It is open to both children and adults.  

– Titas Chowdhury

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