Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Unveils Big Plans for Celebration of 25th Edition

Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Unveils Big Plans for Celebration of 25th Edition

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The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is planning a range of special programmes to celebrate its 25th edition which is taking place this year (Oct 20-29).

These include screenings of Japanese classics, an anniversary catalogue and a new festival slogan. The festival is also planning to host preview screenings, for both the industry and public, of upcoming titles from the US and Japanese studios' release slates.

"We're also working to bring the younger generation back to cinemas through special offers on ticket prices and marketing programmes," said TIFF chairman Tom Yoda.

Yoda also explained the reasoning behind moving contents market TIFFCOM (Oct 23-25) from the festival's Roppongi Hills venue to the Grand Pacific Le Daiba complex on the man-made island of Odaiba.

"The new venue gives us 20% more space for the market to expand; a one-stop market-place with sales booths, screenings and seminars all on the same floor, and a more relaxing environment on Tokyo Bay," Yoda said. …

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