During the 6 days of November 1-6, 2021, within the 22nd TOKYO FILMeX, the talent development and networking platform “Talents Tokyo 2021” (TT2021) will be conducted under the supervision of Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo, and Talents Tokyo Organizing Committee (TOKYO FILMeX), and in cooperation with Berlinale Talents.
The theme for this year’s Talents Tokyo is “Let’s Start a Conversation.”
TT2021 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 4, 2021.
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.
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 2021 participants (Talents) and Experts Announced, 10 projects selected for the “NEXT MASTERS SUPPORT PROGRAM,” an initiative to support the alumni
Please see here for the detail of this program.