During the 6 days of November 2-7, 2020, within the 21st TOKYO FILMeX, the talent development and networking platform “Talents Tokyo 2020” (TT2020) will be conducted under the supervision of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Arts Council Tokyo, and the Talents Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOKYO FILMeX), and in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, with support from the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
The theme for this year’s Talents Tokyo is “Reconnecting Together.”
TT2020 brings together 15 upcoming promising filmmakers and producers. In the past years, participants have gathered in Tokyo to take part in the program, but due to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year’s program will be delivered online. Each participant will have an opportunity to present his/her own project online to the world on November 5, 2020.
Talents Tokyo aims to inspire promising filmmakers to develop their voices and become the “Next Masters”.
Previously called “Next Masters Tokyo” in 2010, the filmmaker development project “Talent Campus Tokyo” has been run from 2011 to 2013, and in 2014 the program was reformed as “Talents Tokyo”.
The same year, TT organizers started the “Next Masters Support Program”, a new initiative to support alumni from these events by providing grants from (a) Project Development Fund and (b) International Promotion Fund. And from 2015, another program called (c) Fellowship Program joined in this initiative. This year, we are considering various options under the influence of COVID-19.
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 2020 participants (Talents) and Experts Announced, 9 projects selected for the “NEXT MASTERS SUPPORT PROGRAM,” an initiative to support the alumni
Please see here for the detail of this program.