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2009 TOKYO INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 4

Tokyo film festival continued to surprise with what seems to be becoming the world’s least parochial film festival. Despite a wide selection of Japanese films to choose from, the Tokyo audience gave their award to Canadian political comedy The Trotsky. Japanese auds show up for festival screenings to see the stars present films that will […]

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2009 TOKYO INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 3

THE WINNER IS… You sweat on your project, you have a zillion meetings and then, like some beauty contest runner-up you have to watch while someone else wins the prize. Or someone else watches you. So it goes with the TPG. Before the 2009 Tokyo Project Gathering was announced at the Roppongi Hills Movie Cafe, […]

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2009 TOKYO INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 2

MARKET VIEW Tokyo market looks quite healthy and makes a surprising contrast to the still slow Pusan market. I’m still running around the TIFFCOM booths and mostly finding the occupants too busy to talk to me. Since it is day 2, that’s a good sign. There is still the on-going criticism that TIFFCOM is just […]

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2009 TOKYO INT. FILM FESTIVAL – Day 1

HEY LET’S START EARLY! Boundaries might be immutable in Japan, but they are negotiable. So it was that despite the fact that TIFFCOM (Tokyo International Film Festival’s Commercial Market) did not start until the 20th of October, the creative initiative of TIFFCOM, the TPG (Tokyo Project Gathering) actually launched on the 19th. Across the road […]

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