Tokyo International Film Festival


Years running: 40 (since 1985)

Tokyo International Film Festival

International film festival in Tokyo.


Along with the Shanghai International Film Festival, it is one of Asia's competitive film festivals, and the only Japanese festival accredited by the FIAPF. TIFF has played an integral role in Japan's film industry and cultural scene since it was establishment in 1985. TIFF aspires to be recognized as one of the four major film festivals in the world and in the same league as Cannes, Venice and Berlin, which now stand at the summit of the more than 2,600 international film celebrations.


  • Tokyo Grand Prix (for the producer and the director *2) 
  • Special Jury Prize (for the producer and the director *2) 
  • Award for Best Director
  • Award for Best Actress 
  • Award for Best Actor 
  • Award for Best Artistic Contribution (Photography, Sound, Art Direction, Music, Script etc.) 


  • Films should be completed after January 1st, 2023
  • Should not have been screened at main competition section of "competitive feature film festivals (non-specialised)" accredited by FIAPF prior to TIFF
  • Must have its Asian Premiere at TIFF. World and International Premieres are given priority. Japanese films must have its World Premiere;
  • Must be feature films (including animation) running over 60 minutes,
  • Documentary films are not eligible
  • Screening material should be in digital format (in high definition), with English subtitles

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry formm via official web-site;
  • Send DVD or online screener and materials requested in the Entry Form. 

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Takeo Hisamatsu, festival chairman.




Official Website



Tokyo International Film Festival: Competition Section
15F Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045 JAPAN

Phone: 81-3-6226-3011


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    April 20, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    July 14, 2023
  • Event Dates
    31 October — 9 November 2023
Categories & Fees
  • Regular Deadline — ¥4,000
  • Regular Deadline — free

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