During the 6 days of the 18th TOKYO FILMeX held from November 20-25, 2017, the talent development and networking platform “Talents Tokyo 2017” will be conducted under the supervision of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Arts Council Tokyo, the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Talents Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOKYO FILMeX), and in cooperation with Berlinale Talents.
TT2017 brings together 15 upcoming promising filmmakers and producers. Each participant will have opportunity to present his/her own project.
The Talents Tokyo aims to inspire promising filmmakers to develop their voices and become the “Next Masters”.
For the last 5 years, the organizers of Talents Tokyo have run the filmmaker development project “Talent Campus Tokyo”, which was previously called “Next Masters Tokyo” in 2010.
3 years ago, TT organizers decided to start a new initiative to support alumni from these events by providing grants from (a) Project Development Fund and (b) International Promotion Fund.
Today we announce this year’s selected projects. Talents Tokyo will award a Project Development Fund grants of up to 1 million JPY or an International Promotion Fund grant of up to 500,000 JPY to the selected projects.
Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Announcement: TALENTS TOKYO 2017 participants (Talents) and 9 selected projects for the “NEXT MASTERS SUPPORT PROGRAM,” a initiative to support the alumni.