OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 3, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Just Only Love
The Tap Box
Japanese Cinema Splash
Lying To Mom
The Manga Master
My Train Diary
The Little Norse Prince Valiant
The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya
The Reports On Sarah And Saleem
One Cut Of The Dead
Saimon & Tada Takashi
Mori, The Artist’s Habitat
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
A Tribute to the Comedy
Open-Air Cinema Cinema Athletic 31
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