September 21, 2012
On September 20th, the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) revealed its lineup for the October event. 15 movies have been chosen to go against one another.
The film festival will take place from October 20th to October 28th in Roppongi, Tokyo, where various movies are fighting for the highest award, “Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix”. American Director, Roger Corman, has been chosen as the chairman of the judging committee.
Currently, Japan is having strained diplomatic relations between China and South Korea due to island disputes. Film festival chairman, Yoda Tatsumi, discussed these issues in regards to the festival, “This is a place to share films without any borders. The festival is not influenced by these occasional situations. They do not have an impact on us at this time.”
Maeda Atsuko was also in attendance as the “TIFF Ambassador” to help promote the film festival. She showed her enthusiasm, “I love movies, so I’m looking forward to interacting with an assortment of people. I’ll do my best.”