11th ANNUAL 第11
JUNE 15th, 2024年6月15日
11TH TOYAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Annual Toyama International Film Festival (TIFF) was created a decade ago by a handful of English teachers. Ignited by a passion for films and a desire to connect communities, our committee hoped to one day reach a great number of people—and with time, we were able to do just that.
Every year, we reach out to the rest of the world and challenge everyone to produce short films to help create a film culture in our beautiful, countryside prefecture of Toyama. We receive over 2,000 films yearly. After careful screening, we’ve narrowed everything down to bring you the best of the best. Our team hopes to hold the event for many years to come, with your continued help.
The first film festival took place in 2012, inside a small room within a shopping center where 70 people watched the ten submissions we had received. The following year, we hoped to reach people not just in Japan, but around the globe. And we surely did. Quite a step from only 10 submissions, we received over 100 submissions from 30 different countries. The physical screening was held in Toyama City at a local, independently-owned venue, Bodegas-Mambo, where over 80 guests attended to view films. We considered it a tremendous success.
In the decade following, the number of submissions and attendees only continued to grow. Every year, we reach out to the rest of the world and challenge everyone to produce short films to help create a film culture in our beautiful, countryside prefecture of Toyama. Our team hopes to hold the event for many years to come, with your continued help.
Back for our eleventh year, the 11th Annual Toyama International Film Festival (TIFF) will take place June 15th, 2024 in Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. An exciting event and continued success within the local community, our international reach means we get hundreds of submissions from all over the world! Our team is excited to once again share the visions of filmmakers across the globe with our humble community in countryside Japan.