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Tokyo Movie Fest and Market Date Split from the enthusiasm of the new emperor of Japan

Due to events related to the ascension of Crown Prince Naruhito, TIFFCOM’s market will end before the festival opens on October 28.

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its dates for 2019, which contains events running from October 28 to November 9. 5. It will not overlap with your market, which will be on October 22-24 this year.

With the Emperor Akihito being ready to leave on April 30, it became the first Japanese emperor to do this in more than two centuries, his son Crown Prince Naruhito will be formally excited on October 22.

To avoid confrontation with celebrations and affiliate programs, which will bring a large number of guests from overseas and boost the capacity of the Tokyo hotel, TIFF has pushed the beginning of the event back. The TIFFCOM market was unable to move its dates according to a festival spokesman, and will now open on the day of enthusiasm.

“We did not want to separate the events, but this year could not be avoided because we have been told that it will be very difficult to get hotel rooms for our foreign guests that week, which will be very busy,” he said. TIFF spokesperson

Some market attenders can leave the fest this year and the American film market will start the next day after TIFF closes.

Last year, TIFF attracted 236,657 visitors, up to 17 percent by 2017, by expanding its scope with various related cultural programs according to festivities. In 2018, there was a shortage of both domestic and international star power.

“Continuing our current programs as part of the new initiative, the 31st TIFF hosted a new highlights, Gala screening in the middle of the festival period for the first time, making it more festive. Festival director Teko Hisamatsu said, we have set a new award for the best director in the Japanese Cinema Splash section to encourage new talent.

TIFF will be held at Roppongi Hills Complex and other places nearby, while TIFFCOM will spend its third year at the Sunshine City Convention Center in
Ikebukuro.

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