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The 2nd Edition of the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market calling for projects


CALL FOR PROJECTS 2021: Feature Films / TV series

TIFFCOM 2021, the Marketplace for Film and TV in Asia, the affiliated market of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), is announcing a Call for Projects for the second edition of the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM), which will take place from November 1st to 3rd, 2021.

The TGFM is a platform for up to 20 selected projects in the categories of fiction films, fiction TV series, animated feature films and animated TV series. The market aims to support Japanese, Asian and international producers in securing financing for their projects through one-on-one meetings with professionals from around the globe, including producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and other potential funders. All the invited professionals are decision-makers. In addition, each project will have broad networking opportunities at TIFFCOM 2021 and TIFF.

The first edition of TGFM, held in November last year, was a great success with a total of 186 one-on-one online meetings over a three-day period.

The goal of the TGFM is to get the projects on track and, as a result, to produce higher quality films that will be selected by international film festivals and markets such as TIFF and TIFFCOM.

See this page for details.




Tokyo Gap-Financing MarketTGFM
Dates: November 1 (Mon.) – 3 (Wed.), 2021
For details:
You can download it from here.

If TIFFCOM 2021 takes place virtually in order to ensure the safety of participants, TGFM will also be online accordingly. The one-to-one meetings will be set via video-communication service.

This call is open to Japanese, Asian and International projects in the following categories:

Feature Films (Fiction, Animation)
The project must be a fiction feature film or a long feature animation with a running time above 70 minutes and intended for theatrical and/or streaming. Each project must have secured 60% of its budget and must prove that this financing is in place.

TV series (Fiction, Animation
TV series projects can be fiction and/or animation. Each project must have secured 50% of its budget and must prove that this financing is in place.

The projects must be a majority Asian stake and/or include an Asian element.


About Tokyo International Film Festival

Tokyo IFF Competition has been the door to international success for many talents, such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Aki Kaurismaki, Tsai Ming-liang, etc… as well as a cozy place for already accomplished talents. Check our website for more details!



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