Festivals & Events
The Tokyo International Film Festival has been honoring works by celebrated filmmakers from around the world since 1985. Held every October in Tokyo's glitzy district of Roppongi, the event is a major draw for top filmmakers and celebrities and is a glowing testament to Tokyo's cultural status.
Festival events are held in several locations across the Roppongi district, which is served by the Hibiya Line on the Tokyo Metro, and the Oedo Line on the Toei subway line.
These locations include Roppongi Hills and EX Theater Roppongi, which are both within 10 minutes on foot from Roppongi Station. Other smaller events are also held in movie halls, theaters, and facilities across the Tokyo metropolitan area.
While film festivals have sprung up across Japan from Okinawa to Hokkaido, the Tokyo International Film Festival is still the only Japanese film festival recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
The festival highlight for many is the prestigious Tokyo Grand Prix, awarded to the best film, alongside other awards for best director, best actor, and best actress.
Film lovers will be spoiled with an abundance of screening options, as the festival runs for around 10 days and features movies from a wide variety of genres.
The festival's prominence on the global film calendar can be seen in the more than 1,500 submissions from about 100 countries and territories around the world it attracts.
Take part in an extensive menu of events, from open-air movie screenings near Tokyo Tower to special voiceover screenings, in addition to panel discussions, symposiums, and workshops.