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TIFFCOM 2021 – Outstanding activities and companies

This year we were accredited to cover TIFFCOM, the Film Market is organized during the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). This event takes place in person from November 1st – 3rd, but we will have access to the online version until the end of the month. Today we will talk about the most outstanding activities and companies.

What is a Film Market?
Film Markets are basically events where industry professionals (producers, investors, distributors, festivals directors, agents, press members, and public institutions) meet to do business (selling or buying film rights for distribution, sign co-production agreements, showcase their projects, etc). Film Markets are the perfect space for networking, attending masterclasses and workshops, round tables where you can learn, and grow skills and abilities for your career.

About the TIFFCOM?
TIFFCOM, the leading content market in Asia is affiliated with Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), the sole international film festival in Japan accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Association. Featuring a variety of content holders from film, TV, animation etc., the market has been drawing in much interest from influential buyers within Asia and beyond.

In recent years, there has also been a rise in the number of exhibitors that not only handle the sale of completed content but negotiate business opportunities on IP (Intellectual Property) rights and book adaptations. By boosting the number of meetings related to film, animation, game, and other audio-visual contents, TIFFCOM as the marketplace leveraging businesses on visual entertainments will continue to grow and bring more achievements.

Seminars

Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM)
20 projects selected in the second edition of Tokyo Gap-Financing Market. We introduce their presentation videos. All of the projects are in the fundraising stage and have secured more than 50% of the total budget.

What is Tokyo Docs 2021
This seminar is designed to provide TIFFOCM2021 participants with a broad overview of Tokyo Docs. They will present a film that captures the essence of the pitching project and short documentary showcase that will be presented to decision makers from Japan and abroad at the 2021 event.
Panelist: Mayu Hirano (RITORNELLO FILMS LLC)
Moderator: Tae Yamamoto (PAONETWOKR Inc.)

Borderless Creativity: Insight from Korea
KOCCA presents a seminar with industry leaders from Korea.
Part 01. IP Developing Strategy from Industry leading production
Part 02. Beyond local: Content strategy from local OTT leader
Speakers: Ryu BongRyul (STUDIO DRAGON), Lee Heejoo (Content Wavvee Corp.)

Fresh Content from Japan
Japan’s leading TV stations introduce the latest and most appealing content they have focused on this season.
Panelists: Chaewon Chloe Kim (Kansai Television Co. Ltd.), Masahiko Furukawa (Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation), Miho Takashima (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc.), Moe Kanzaki (Nippon Television Network Corporation), Maha Ito (Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.) – Moderator: Mathieu Bejot (BEAJ)

Netflix: From Asia to the World – Breaking out new titles
How did “Squid Game” and “Alice in Borderland” become global hits right here from Asia? Netflix believes great stories travel the world and everyone should have access to incredible stories. This session will focus on Netflix’s content strategy and how their platform helps to bring these stories from Japan and other Asian countries to audiences in over 190 countries and territories around the world.
Panelists: Kaata Sakamoto (Vice President content NETFLIX) Michael Smith (Producer Content Innovation NETFLIX)

Pavilions

ASEAN Pavilion
We highlight the presence of Philippines with GMA Network, TBA Studio, and the presence of the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines)

Content Thailand
There are 15 companies from Thailand that produce and distribute audiovisual content.

Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) Pavilion
The biggest pavilion with 25 companies that produce and distribute audiovisual content. We highlight CJ E&M, JTBC Studios, MBC, SBS, Why Not Medi, among others.

KOFIC Pavilion
With companies like Contents Panda (NEW), Ides Distribution PTE, More in Group, Under Sixty. The Bucheon International Film Festival (BIFAN) will be present with B.I.G NAFF their own film market and gathering.

NNC Pavilion (Japanese Content for TV)
With 15 TV companies that offer the best content for the small screen.

Taiwan Pavilion
That will present 8 companies.

Screeners
This month we will talk about the following productions:

Being Mortal by Ze Liu – China | 2020 – 97 minutes
Cast: Xiaoran Tang / Hongjing Zhang / Kunmian Li / Xiaofei Shi
Fake Affair – Japan | TV Series
Cast: Anne / Hio Miyazawa / Toshiki Seto / Shosuke Tanihara / Yukie Nakama
Fragrance of the First Flower by Angel Teng – Taiwan | 2021 – 103 minutes
Cast: ZaiZai Lin / Lyan Chen / Yi Lee
Kim Jong-boon of Wangshimni by Kim Jin-yeoul – Korea | 2021 – 102 minutes
Cast: Kim Jong-boon / Kim Kuelim / Kim Jungsu
Life’s Punchline – Japan | TV Series
Cast: Masaki Suda / Kasumi Arimura / Ryunosuke Kamiki / Taiga Nakano / Kotone Furukawa
The Nighthawk’s First Love by Yuka Yasukawa – Japan | 2021 – 98 minutes
Cast: Rena Matsui / Ayumu Nakamura / Risa Oda
The Spring Tide by Lina Yang – China | 2019 – 128 minutes
Cast: Lei Hao / Elaine Kam

For more information about this event please go to: https://tiffcom.jp

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