The Tokyo International Film Festival is going to happen this fall despite all of the recent tragedies. It’s amazing, considering what Japan has been through, but more power to them! Here’s the press release that was sent out this morning:
We sincerely thank everyone for all of the heartfelt sympathy, support, and
assistance extended to the people of Japan after the earthquake and tsunami on
March 11, 2011.
After a lot of serious discussions on our mission and role, we have decided to
hold the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) from October 22 (Sat) to
30 (Sun) as scheduled even in these difficult times.
The mission of TIFF is to seek out the finest films from around the world and
present the fruits of Japan’s culture to the world. We believe that our
determination will contribute to the restoration and recovery of the industry
Therefore we will start accepting entries to the Competition from this week,
April 20 (Wed) to July 15 (Fri). A summary of the Regulations for the
Competition 2011 is provided below.
TIFF looks forward to even a larger number of submissions for this year from
around the world.