The 26th Tokyo International Film Festival is calling for entries. The festival will be held from October 17-25, 2013. The last date for entries is July 12, 2013.

The Tokyo International Film Festival Competition has been the door to international success for unknown brilliant talents, such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Aki Kaurismaki, Tsai Ming-liang and the likes as well as the stage to present the latest works of prestigious directors as world premieres. TIFF continues to aim to extend their love for the limitless and profound magic of cinema to the viewers, with no career or genre restrictions.

The films selected and invited for the competition must be films completed after January 1st, 2013. They should not have been screened at the main competition section of “competitive feature film festivals (non-specialised)” accredited by FIAPF prior to TIFF. The films must have its Asian Premiere at TIFF. World and International Premieres are given priority. Japanese films must have its World Premiere. They must be feature films (including animation) running over 60 minutes. Documentary films are not eligible and the screening material should be in digital format (in high definition).

The awards that will be given away include Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix comprising a cash prize of 50,000 USD, Special Jury Prize including a cash prize of 20,000 USD and Awards for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Artistic Contribution (Photography, Sound, Art Direction, Music, Script etc.) with a cash prize of 5,000 USD each.

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