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SUBMIT

Welcome to Tokyo CINEMASTERS International Film Festival.

We are hosting our 1st Annual Festival in OCT 1st 2020

​at United Cinemas Toyosu.

Film submissions are now open on FilmFreeway.

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UNITED CINEMAS TOYOSU

2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo

135-0061

AWARDS

- BEST DRAMA SHORT

- BEST HORROR SHORT

- BEST ANIMATED SHORT

​- BEST NARRATIVE MUSIC VIDEO

​- BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

SHORT FILMS:

- Three categories for short film awards. 
 1. DRAMA     2. HORROR     3. ANIMATION    4. MV
- Films under 40 minutes are considered short film category. 
- No premiere requirements. 
- Non-English language submissions must be subtitled in English. 

 

MUSIC VIDEO:

- Video must tell a story.

- Films under 40 minutes are considered. 

- Non-English language submissions must be subtitled in English. 
 

FEATURE FILMS:

 

- No runtime limit. 
- No premiere requirements. 
- No categories. 
- Non-English language submissions must be subtitled in English. 

 

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SCHEDULE

OCT 1st 2020

at United Cinemas Toyosu

14:00 - 14:30 FESTIVAL OPENINGS

14:30 - 17:30 SCREENINGS

​17:30 - 18:30 AWARD CEREMONY

​19:30 - 21:30 AFTER PARTY

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​ABOUT

Through discovering films and directing talent from across the globe, TOKYO CINEMASTERS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL was founded with the mission of developing the next generation of cinema. 

Japan loves all cinema, regardless of country, language, or race.

The culture of watching films with subtitles is well established here, with releases from a multitude of nations each year. 

However, the majority of those releases are limited to commercial movies.  The reality is that there are a wealth of fantastic overseas directors and films lying dormant that we’re never exposed to. The lack of “international” film festivals in Japan has also been an issue.

Based in Tokyo, a place where new and diverse booms are born, this festival brings together films and people active on a global stage. 

A festival where you can see cinematic work that cross boundaries of race and language. 

Festival director, founder

TEPPEI NAKAMURA

Teppei is one of Japan's successful film directors.

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RULES

PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUBMITTING:

 

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.

 

TOKYO CINEMASTERS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL will review films in their entirety. Films will be watched and reviewed by members of the Selection Committee; a professional group of filmmakers.

  1. Entries in foreign languages must come with English subtitles.

  2. All entries must have been completed after 2015.

  3. You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival.

  4. Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category. But the entry fee must be paid for each one. 

  5. A screening committee determines which films shall be exhibited, submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final. 

  6. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified.

  7. Winners will be presented with their awards at the festival.

  8. Submissions are NON-refundable.

EXHIBITION FORMAT AT THE FESTIVAL: 
Apple ProRes, H264, Blu-ray.

© 2020 TOKYO CINEMASTERS FILM FESTIVAL