Dates set for the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival

Source: Dates set for the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival

Source: Dates set for the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival


Dates set for the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is set to run for 10 days next year opening Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at Roppongi Hills and concludes November 3rd. This year the festival expanded its screening venues to include three Shinjuku area theatres attracting 238,185 attendees.

Pictured above is last year’s 27th President of the Jury, James Gunn, writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy. TIFF remains committed to bringing audiences the best filmmaking talent from around the world while serving as a nexus for cultural interaction between film and cinema lovers.

Tentative dates for film submissions will begin in mid-April 2016. For additional information or to make inquiries, please contact the TIFF Public Relations Division at Tel: +81-3-3553-4793 or email:

Newport Beach Film Festival Update

The 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is set for April 21st through April 28th, 2016. While the 8 day long festival featuring over 350 films and attracting over 55,000 visitors to Orange County may seem a little ways off, not so for filmmakers wanting to make a submission. The deadline is tomorrow, Friday, December 18, 2015 for Film Submissions.

Founded in 1999, NBFF prides itself on its lifestyle films and focuses on bringing the best local, national, international and critically acclaimed films to the Newport Beach community.

The program for this year includes:

Features                                                                     Community Cinema

Shorts                                                                         Environmental Film Series

Documentaries                                                         Family Film Series

Action Sports Series                                                Music

Art, Architecture, and Design Series                   Music Video

Collegiate Showcase                                                Youth Film Showcase


NBFF strives to bring the best in contemporary and classical filmmaking from around the world. In addition, the Festival stimulates interest and passion in film goers of all ages and backgrounds through its integration of local community and educational institutions to foster and develop an appreciation in the art of film.



The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced its recipients of The AFI Awards 2015: Honoring A Year Of Excellence.

Movies of the Year                             TV Programs of the Year

The Big Short                                                The Americans

Bridge of Spies                                              Better Call Saul

Carol                                                                Black-ish

Inside Out                                                      Empire

Mad Max: Fury Road                                    Fargo

The Martian                                                   Game of Thrones

Room                                                               Homeland

Spotlight                                                        Master of None

Star Wars: The Force Awakens                 Mr. Robot

Straight Outta Compton                            Unreal






The award is the only national honor for each creative team as a whole documenting the year’s most artistically and culturally significant films and television programming. AFI recognizes and celebrates the collaborative nature of the art form with its AFI Awards.

This year the iconic TV series, Mad Men,  receives recognition for its contributions to America’s cultural legacy with an AFI Special Award.

Sundance Film Festival 2016

Sundance Institute has announced its feature film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with its highly anticipated film narratives in conjunction with its Event Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events sections.

Sundance Film Festival was founded in 1985 and is showcasing a selection of 200 feature-length and short films  out of over 12,500 submissions from 120 countries. In addition, the festival also presents panels, musical programming and exhibitions for emerging media.

Several notable independent filmmakers got their big break at Sundance including Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Steven Soderbergh, and Darren Aronofsky.

Executive Director Keri Putnam invites audiences from all over the world to witness and discover the works and voices of highly original filmmakers and to join the festival dedicated to independent storytelling.

The Festival is scheduled for January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah. For more information click here on this year’s film lineup click here: Festival Program



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