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French director Jean-Jacques Beineix to head jury for 29th Tokyo International Film Festival

More than 200 films will be screened, with 16 taking part in the competition section, at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) running from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3.

The 29th TIFF will take place at Roppongi Hills in Minato Ward.

Jean-Jacques Beineix, director of “Diva” and the Oscar-nominated “Betty Blue,” is heading the jury, which includes Japanese director Hideyuki Hirayama, Hong Kong director Mabel Cheung, Spotlight producer Nicole Rocklin and Italian actor Valerio Mastandrea.

The 16 films in the competition section were selected from among 1,502 titles from 98 countries and regions.

During the 10-day affair, there will also be unique film-related events at the festival’s venues, including stage appearances, Q&A sessions and symposia featuring celebrated guests.

Among the guests will be Mamoru Hosoda, who is being honored this year with his own section in the Animation Focus category called “The World of Mamoru Hosoda.”

He was also at Monday’s news conference in the Toranomon Hills complex announcing the festival lineup.

(Source: Staff Report www.japantimes.co.jp)

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Tokyo International Film Festival Announces “TIFF Ani!!” Track

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival has announced that this year a new programming track entitled “TIFF Ani!!” will be dedicated to the art of Japanese animation. “TIFF Ani!!” will feature anime screenings, guest talks with voice actors and other industry professionals, and a Halloween cosplay masquerade on October 31, 2016.

 

Additionally, this year TIFF’s Special Focus on Japanese Animation will highlight the films of Mamoru Hosoda, director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), Summer Wars (2009), Wolf Children (2012), and The Boy and the Beast (2015).

 

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The Tokyo International Film Festival runs from October 25 – November 03, 2016, at the Ex Theater Roppongi and other venues in Roppongi Hills, Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Tickets to the festival go on sale on October 15, 2016. For more information, please check out the official TIFF 2016 home page (English version) here.

 

Sources: www.crunchyroll.com,  Cinema Today