28th Tokyo International Film Festival

28th Tokyo International Film Festival

The 28th TIFF opening held on Wednesday – October 22, 2015 at Roppongi Hills, there were also activities at Shinjuku Wald 9, Shinjuku Piccadilly, TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku and other theaters in Tokyo.

The Red Carpet was held at Roppongi Hills, started with the appearance of Pepper, the world’s first robot to understand human emotions.

Last year, Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) together launched “CROSSCUT ASIA”, the showcase of Asian films focusing on particular countries, directors, actors, and themes. This year, as the second project, it will focus on Philippine films.

Brillante Mendoza’s TAKLUB (2015) and ‘Thy Womb’ (2012) are among the 10 Filipino films selected to be showcased at the Asia Crosscut section of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Photos courtesy of TIFF (http://2015.tiff-jp.net/en/)

 

Here’s a list of our activities:

October 21 (Wed)

5 PM – Interview with Associated Press

6:30 PM – Three-Fold Mirror Meeting

October 22 (Thu)

11 AM — Three-Fold Mirror Meeting

3 PM – Red Carpet – Roponggi Hills Arena

6 PM – Opening Ceremony

Screening of ‘The Walk’

9:30 PM – Opening Party – Grand Hyatt

October 23 (Fri)

10:30 AM – First Screening of ‘Service’

12:04 PM – Q&A

2 PM – Individual Interview for ‘Service’

6:30 PM – Asia Networking Reception Hall

October 24 (Sat)

1:30 PM – First Screening of ‘Lola’

3:30 PM – Q&A

4:50 PM – First Screening of ‘Taklub’

6:30 PM – Q&A

8:00 PM – Tokyo International Film Festival Welcome Party at Ryoriya Mifune

October 25 (Sun)

2:20 PM – First Screening of ‘Thy Womb’

4:05 PM – Q&A

5:00 PM – Individual Interview

8:40 – Second Screening of ‘Service’

Press Gathering with Directors of Tokyo International Film Festival at Tokyo Cinema Lounge
10:14 – Q&A

October 26 (Mon)

5:30 PM – Special Night Event at Kabukiza Theatre

October 27 (Tue)

1:50 PM – Second Screening of ‘Taklub’

3:23 PM – Q&A

4:30 PM – Individual Interview

7:30 PM – Dinner with Japanese Director Isao Yukisada

October 28 (Wed)

6:10 PM – First Screening of ‘Foster Child’

7:48 – Q&A

5 PM – Meet up with Filipino Community

8 PM – Dinner Party at Izakaya Macchan

9:10 – Second Screening of ‘Lola’

11:00 PM – Q&A

October 29 (Thu)

10:30 AM – Second Screening of ‘Thy Womb’

12:15 PM – Q&A

1 PM – Lunch with Philippine Embassy

October 30 (Fri)

10:20 AM – Second Screening of ‘Foster Child

11:58 AM – Q&A

1:00 PM – Individual Interview

2:30 – Master Class Talk at Japan Image Moving Institute

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