16 feature-length films completed after January 2018 are in the running for awards. The carefully selected entries provide a glimpse of "The World at a Glance" and will be judged by a panel of internationally recognized filmmakers.
Up-and-coming Asian directors who have directed no more than three feature-length films compete in this section. 8 fresh films from the Middle East to East Asia, including Japan, are lined up again this year. Witness these vibrant films from Asia first-hand!
Japanese Cinema Splash
Films displaying originality and a willingness to take on new challenges have been picked from the burgeoning category of Japanese independent films. This section supports films that are ready to make a splash on the global scene. Which film will be crowned this year?
This year, in addition to the opening and closing films, GALA screening will be held. This autumn's much anticipated releases and topical films will be screened in this category. Film stars and crew will make appearances on the red carpet.
A collection from the past one year with its unique reflections on contemporary Japanese filmmaking. This section brings the world a crosssection of modern Japanese cinema. Pay special attention to Koji Yakusho who is entering his 40th year as an actor!
This section is dedicated to films without a general release in Japan, including award winners from leading international festivals and the latest works from renowned directors. It includes a number of can't-miss films from Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center presents
CROSSCUT ASIA #05: Soundtrip to Southeast Asia
These include fresh, new works by Asian directors, featuring themes and storylines from around the region. This year’s line-up showcases musical excellence through film. Enjoy contemporary Asia through this charming selection of films!
Numerous masterpieces have been refreshed in 4k digital restored versions. This year to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of maestro Yuzo Kawashima, three of his masterpieces from literary works to black comedies will be screened.
Youth (TIFF Children / TIFF Teens)
he target audience of this section is teens and children. Fascinating films that will resonate with young people, films that will help them face the world, and works that will bring them closer to the world of film have been selected. For both parents and children to enjoy.
The World of Masaaki Yuasa
In this year's animation feature, we will present Masaaki Yuasa who fascinates the world with his one-of-a-kind style.
Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018: Journey
The Asian Three-Fold Mirror project brings together three directors to co-create films with a common theme. The theme of the second omnibus, set in China, Myanmar, and Japan, is film series "Journey".
A Tribute to the Comedy supported by BS10 STAR CHANNEL
Laughing along with hundreds of other people in a theater is a special feeling. From a diverse field of comedy films from around the world, we present a selection that can be enjoyed by everyone.
The Midnight Film Festival
The Midnight Film Festival will be held on October 26 just before Halloween in Roppongi. Films from various genres will be on 5 different screens back-to-back one night.
31st Tokyo International Film Festival’s Program Guide
You’ll surely find your "got to see" films in here!
31st Tokyo International Film Festival’s Program Guide with screening schedule is now ready to download! Ultimate 31st Tokyo International Film Festival Checklist and event calendar!