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Roger Corman to head 25th TIFF Jury

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  Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that one of Hollywood's most gifted masters of filmmaking, Roger Corman will serve as Jury President for the International Competition at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival TIFF (20-28 Oct). The 86-year-old Corman produced more than 550 films and directed fifty others in a career spanning nearly 60 years. He has often been described as a rebel, a maverick and the king of genre film-making. "My last visit to T...

Tokyo Film Festival Winners Announced

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By Liza Foreman TOKYO – Winnerss of the 24th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival were announced on Sunday.   President of the International Competition Jury, Edward R.Pressman said: “Especially this year, it has been difficult to keep films alive in Japan but I would like to thank festival chairman, Mr. Yoda, and all the people for making TIFF possible. The prevalent theme in some of the best films such as Play, When Pigs Have Wings, and Untouchable was imm...

First encounter with Tokyo fest: 49 stairs up Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills

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At the midpoint of its nine day run the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is running smoothly and on schedule in its futuristic setting, much like the local trains.The festival is centered in an ultra modern shopping and tourist complex known as "Roppongi Hills" but there are no hills in evidence, just an incredible array of glass towers, upscale restaurants and classy boutiques in a multi-tiered maze of shopping delights.(Roppongo "Bills" might be more like it, as "Bil" is Japanese ...

Japanese Prime Minister Opens 24th Tokyo International Film Festival

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By Liza Foreman TOKYO -   The rain stopped just in time for the celebrities to walk the green carpet, laid out for the opening of the 24th Tokyo International FilmFestival (October 22-30th) on Saturday. TIFF chairman Tom Yoda welcomed guests, including Jackie Chan, whose 100th film“1911” kicked off events as the special opening film. Highlights of the night included the cast of the “Fukushima Hula Girls,” participating as part of the national caravan for the recons...

24th Tokyo International Film Festival announces Edward R. Pressman as President of the Jury

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that American film producer Edward R. Pressman will be president of the International Competition jury at the 24th TIFF. The other four members of the jury will be film producer Kees Kasander from Holland, actress Fan Bingbing from China, film director Masahiro Kobayashi from Japan, and special effects makeup artist Reiko Kruk from France. The 24th TIFF will be held from October 22-30, 2011 at Roppongi Hills and other ve...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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 By Liza Forman Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’sBroken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the...

Tokyo International Film Festival Wrap

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Tokyo International Film Festival Winners 2010/TIFFCOM WrapAt this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (October 23-31, 2010),Intimate Grammar took home the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Bergman’s Broken Wings also took the mainprize at TIFF in 2002, making him the only director to win it twice. 98-year-old Japanese director, Kaneto Shindo won the special jury prize, for POST CARD, a film about the effects of WWII o...

Tokyo Film Festival Press Conference

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By Liza ForemanThe Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will hold a press conference to announce the lineup of films and events of the 23rd edition on September 30th, 2010at the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. The doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the press conference starts at 2:00 p.m. We cordially invite the press members to attend the press conference and obtain the latest information about the 23rd TIFF. ...

Tokyo Announces Line-Up

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By Liza ForemanThe 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced another eight films for the competition section.The films in the competition section will be competing for six awards, including the prestigious “Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix.” The winners will be announced at the festival's Closing Ceremony on October 31st.The Competition So Far -“Beautiful Boy” - U.S.ADirectors: Shawn KuA shooting massacres in a college. Parents fear their son's safety, but the news they receive ...

Tokyo International Film Festival will commemorate Bruce Lee

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will commemorate Bruce Lee, theking of Asian action movies, with a showing of selected movies as part ofthe festival's Winds of Asia Middle-East section. This special tributeentitled "The 70th Anniversary: Bruce LEE to the Future", will screenBruce Lee's the most successful film "Enter the Dragon," and his last film,"Game of Death" (the rare version that was distributed in Japan in 1978), aswell as exciting Asian films that pay homage to Bruce Lee, who co...

Erotic Drama Aka In Between Us Mammals

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 Today there are many films that talk about adulteries and love affairs, especially in France. Ever since 1958 French film about adultery Les Amants directed by Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau rediscovered human nature. While in 1965, French director Agnès Varda created a minor shock wave in American film with her release of film Happiness (Le Bonheur), a film that openly confronted the topic of adultery in an era before the conception of “open marriage.” And another French film of this era...

The lineup of the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)

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On September 18 (Thu), the lineup of the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) was announced at a press conference at Roppongi Hills venue, one month prior to its commencement. Hideyuki Takai, President, Japan Association for International Promotion of the Moving Image, was introduced as a person who is an authority of visual manufacturing industry and content business, bureaucracy, politics and business both domestic and worldwide. Tatsumi Yoda, the TIFF Chairman, spoke of his aspir...

Tokyo awards Grand Prix to french director Michel Hazanavicius

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Michel Hazanavicius's “OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies”took Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix at 19th Tokyo film festival.Michel Hazanavicius began his career in 1988 with the French TV station CANAL+ where he was involved with the writing and production of many TV dramas including 'Les Nuls,' the vey popular cult- comedy series. From 1999 through 2005, he also directed over forty CMs. In 1999, he directed his first feature-length film "Mes Amis." "OSS117, Cairo Nest of Spies" is his second film.Presiden...

What the Snow Brings wins 4 at Tokyo Fest

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18th Tokyo International Film Festival Closed October 30 after an 8 day run.the awards ceremony deliverd its prizes and left What the snow brings with 4 top prizes: Best film, Best Director for Japanese director Kichitaro Yusuke, Best Actor and Audience Award.Kichitaro Yusuke's movie is set on the Ban-ei race course, Hokkaido in midwinter and portrays 2 brothers (Yusuke Iseya / Koichi Sato). Manabu returned home and reunited with his brother Takeo hiding his setback in a city. As time passed by ...

The Tokyo International Film Festival opened with a long catwalk

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The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) kicked off its first day with a crowd-pleasing Red Carpet Ceremony which saw a plethora of filmmakers, actors and producers parade through the heart of Roppongi Hills. The Red Carpet walk was a healthy 200 meters and fans thronged on both sides as famous Japanese personalities and foreign auteurs made the stroll. Reporters, photographers and fans alike tried to get a glance or word from the attendees as they walked along Keyakizaka street, which is t...

Tokyo Fest awards

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The 16th Tokyo International Film FestivalCompetition 2003 International Jury members have announced this year's winners for the following six awards at the closing ceremony on November 9, 2003. Total entry: 363 feature films (51 countries and regions)Screenings: 15 films International Jury Members were headed by Gong Li, President of the Jury, Irvin Kershner (Director) ,Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Director) ,Takashige Ichise (Producer) ,Vincent Lecoeur (Actor) Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo...

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