TIFFCOM News vol.19

■     To Commemorate TIFFCOM's New Venue, Odaiba     ■
■         Will be Lit Up in Green!          ■

2012 marks the special year when TIFFCOM switched from its Roppongi
venue to Odaiba for the first time. To commemorate this change,
the nearby Tokyo Gate Bridge and Tokyo Big Sight will be lit up in
green, the official color for TIFFCOM and the Tokyo International
Film Festival!

The new Tokyo Gate Bridge, which opened only this February, and
Tokyo Big Sight, Japan's largest convention center (located in
Ariake): two monuments that represent the Odaiba area will be
celebrating TIFFCOM along with us.

From Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 28, the Tokyo Gate
Bridge will be lit a beautiful green from sundown to midnight.
Tokyo Big Sight will be illuminated in green from sundown to 10 pm.

If you are staying in the Odaiba district, why not enjoy a night
walk and take in the sight of a green Tokyo Gate Bridge and
Tokyo Big Sight?

■          A Panel Discussion on           ■
■  "The Status of Japanese Films in Spain & Latin America"  ■

TIFFCOM2012 provides you with an opportunity to come into contact
with various content, both from Japan and abroad. During TIFFCOM,
we will also be holding numerous seminars that will allow you to
learn the latest developments in the content business.

In this edition of the newsletter, we introduce to you a panel
discussion to be held on October 23: "The Status of Japanese Films
in Spain & Latin America".

The situations of the Latin American film industry and Japanese
films  in this region are not well known to those living in Japan.
Showing Japanese movies in film festivals and theaters in this
region requires effective approaches and strategies. This subject
has received little attention to date, so the discussion should
be very enlightening for those interested in showing Japanese
movies in Latin America. 


Panel Discussion "The Status of Japanese Films in Spain & Latin America"
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 13:30~14:30
Place: TIFFCOM Event Space

・Mr. Jose Ambros Hernandez,
 Sales Executive, Cuban Institute of Cinematography
・Mr. Pablo Conde, Programmer,
 Mal del Plata International Film Festival
・Mr. Jose Luis Rebordinos, Director,
 San Sebastian International Film Festival

Ms. Setsu Higa
*Managing Director of Action Inc. She does distribution and PR
for Spain and Latin American films in Japan, and also promotes
Japanese independent films to overseas.
Cuban film "SUITE HABANA" and Argentina film "The Man Next Door",
open at theater from Sep. 15, 2012, were the films she dealt with
at Japanese theatrical release.

The discussion will be held in Spanish with consecutive Japanese translation.

Those wishing to participate should send an email to guest@tiff-jp.net
by 17:00, Thursday, October 18. Include the words "Latin Seminar" along
with your name, organization, and e-mail address.
Also indicate if you have or don't have a TIFF or TIFFCOM pass.
We will send you by return mail an invitation card that allows
you to enter the seminar venue. Those who have a pass can come to the
venue directly.

Inquiries: Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), Communication & PR
E-mail: guest@tiff-jp.net

■   Discussing the Reality of Exporting Japanese Films,    ■
■        and Its Future JETRO Presents:        ■
■ "The Export of Japanese Cinema -Exporting and Remaking -"  ■

We introduce to you another seminar that will be held during

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) will host a seminar called,
"The Export of Japanese Cinema -Exporting and Remaking -",
with buyers from the United States and Russia present as speakers.

There are two main methods for the international development of
a film. One is to export the completed film overseas and have a
local distributor distribute the film; another is to utilize the
story or its cultural background and remake the film to suit the
overseas market.

Tetsuya Fujimura will moderate the event, and film distributors
from the US and Russia, as well as a US producer, will consider
the reality and issues behind bringing a Japanese film overseas.

For more information:

JETRO Presents: The Export of Japanese Cinema -Exporting and Remaking -
Date: October 23 (Tues) 15:30-17:00
Venue: TIFFCOM Event Space

We have many other exciting events and seminars planned, so we hope you will take part in them!

For more information:


■          Retrieving Your ID Badge          ■

TIFFCOM will finally take place next week!
To enter TIFFCOM, you will need an ID badge.

Buyers, visitors, sellers, and press members who have registered
a photo by September 2 and have offices located within Japan have
been sent their ID badges via post.
If you have registered by September 2 but have yet to receive your
ID badge, please check your mail.

Those who completed their photo registration between September 2
to October 5 will be able to retrieve their ID badges at the
registration desk. (This applies to both international registrants
and domestic registrants.)
If you have not received your ID pass, please visit the registration
desk when you arrive at TIFFCOM.

Those who have not completed their photo registration will be able
to take photos on the spot and create their ID badges.
It may take some time to issue your ID badge afterward, so please
make sure you arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare.

*For those who have received their ID badges: you will not be able
to enter the venue without your badge, so please be sure to bring
it with you.

*For exhibitors
If you have registered by the deadline, we will send ID badges for
all exhibitors to your contact representative.

■   The Reservation Page for ID Screenings Is Now Open!   ■

The ID screenings reservation page, which will allow TIFFCOM users
to attend Tokyo International Film Festival screenings along with
members of the press and industry professionals, has opened.

ID screenings reservation page: https://www.tiff-jp.net/gtc/en/

Reservations can be made online from the above link from 7:00 am
three days prior to the day of the screening, and until 30 minutes
before the start of the screening.

TIFFCOM2012 registrants will be able to reserve screenings by logging
in using the login ID sent to you previously via email.

*You will need to reserve to attend a screening.
*Please note that the venue for ID screenings is Toho Cinemas in
Roppongi Hills, the main venue for the Tokyo International Film
Festival (TIFF).
* Please bring your TIFFCOM ID badge with you when you attend an
ID screening.

The films screening at TIFF have been submitted from all over the world.
We hope they will prove useful for your business.

About reserving ID screenings:

List of ID film screenings:

Films showing at TIFF:

■        A TIFFCOM Counter Will Be Set Up        ■
■   at Narita and Haneda Airports for Overseas Guests!   ■

TIFFCOM will set up a special counter on October 22 from 11am to 7pm
at the arrivals lobby of Narita Airport Terminal 1, Narita Airport
Terminal 2, and Haneda Airport for international guests.

If you are arriving from overseas, please feel free to stop by the
TIFFCOM booth in the arrivals lobby. We will guide you to the
Limousine Bus, or other methods of transportation to Odaiba.

We hope to make your stay in Japan and visit to TIFFCOM as
comfortable as possible.




■         Regarding the Press Center         ■

At the TIFFCOM venue, hotel Grand Pacific LE DAIBA, a press center
will be established on the first floor Camellia Room.

Members of the press who have a TIFFCOM ID badge will be able to
use the internet via LAN cable, and  the printer. You are welcome
to bring your own computer and other digital gadgets. Please feel
free to stop by and spread information on TIFFCOM!

■    Announcing an Online Service for Films Screening    ■
■     at the Tokyo International Film Festival!      ■

Tokyo International Film Festival, the film festival affiliated
with TIFFCOM, will be held at Roppongi Hills from October 20-28, 2012.

Starting this year, some of the films submitted to the Tokyo
International Film Festival will be available to view from your
own computer, via a video-on-demand service called Festival Scope.

Start of service: Early November (scheduled)
Films available for viewing: Two Japanese films from the main
competition, nine Japanese films from the Japanese Eyes section
(films eligible for an award)

<What is Festival Scope?>
Festival Scope is a video-on-demand service that streams films from
collaborating film festivals. To view films via Festival Scope,
paid registration is required, as well as an invitation from the

For more information, please view the Festival Scope website:


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Issue date:October 16, 2012

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