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Talents Tokyo 2017 Pre-Event

  • Visual Art / Media Art

This year’s Talents Tokyo 2017 will start seeking participants from Monday, May 15.
After undergoing a rigorous selection process, only 15 people will be eligible to enter Talents Tokyo 2017 in November.

A pre-event is being held prior to that, where alumni of Talents Tokyo — this time from Japan in particular — will talk about their experiences.

As well as introducing Talents Tokyo, this event will feature video messages from alumni overseas. In addition, previous entrants the directors Mayu Nakamura and Yusuke Kinoshita as well as producer Hiroyuki Tanimoto, who attended the Berlin International Film Festival trade fair this year under the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Program, will discuss the merits of participating in the Talents Tokyo project.

For people considering entering Talents Tokyo, this event is an excellent and unusual opportunity to get closed-door information about the project, and hear about the experiences of previous participants firsthand.

There will also be plenty of opportunity for Q&As so we hope you will join us.


18:50 Reception starts
19:00 Pre-event starts
20:30 Event ends


Mayu Nakamura (director, TT2016 participant)
Her films include “The Summer of Stickleback”(2016), “Lonely Swallows”(2012), and more.
Yusuke Kinosita (director, TT2016 participant)
His films include “Torikago”(2002), “Mizu no Hana”(2006), and more.
Hiroyuki Tanimoto (producer, TT2013 participant)
He produced “SIX”(2009), “Ningen”(2013) and more.



How to reserve

Application form
Please register using the application form here. (You can also apply by e-mail or fax).

*Places are limited so please register in advance.


Please included the information listed below:
Phone number
Number of participants

Applications should be sent to:
TOKYO FILMeX office c/o Talents Tokyo
FAX: +81-3-3586-0201


TOKYO FILMeX office c/o Talents Tokyo


Japan Foundation JFIC Hall “Sakura” (4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the Japan Foundation Asia Center and Talents Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOKYO FILMeX)
In Cooperation with
Berlinale Talents
In Collaboration with
Goethe Institute Tokyo and others