Announcement: TOKYO FILMeX 2020

TOKYO FILMeX will continue to prepare and search for the best way to hold a film festival amidst the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. However, the effects of the pandemic are big, and we will hold the festival in a different format from before.

We announce today that compared to previous editions, the 21st TOKYO FILMeX will 1) be advance its festival period by 2 weeks, 2) change its venue and hold the festival within roughly the same period as the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival (The festival dates will also shorten to 7 days).


Outline of 21st TOKYO FILMeX

Dates: Oct. 30 (Fri) to Nov. 5 (Thu)

Venue: TOHO CINEMAS Chanter

Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho (Late night screenings)

Yurakucho Asahi Hall (Opening)

Programs: TOKYO FILMeX Competitions, Special Screenings

※All informations are as of August 6 and is subject to change without notice.


Comment from director Ichiyama

This year, we have decided to hold 21st TOKYO FILMeX roughly at the same time as the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival.

We heard that Tokyo International Film Festival is headed for great changes under chariman ANDO Hiroyasu and festival director HISAMATSU Takeo, and have deeply sympathized with the idea of “holding a cooperation similar to that of the Director’s Fortnight which holds its own independence within the Cannes Film Festival.”

With various media outlets today, we expect a synergistic effect in making information available under the Tokyo International Film Festival’s idea of “Mutual Strengthening of the Film Industry”.

With the world under a pandemic this year, we will hold the 21st TOKYO FILMex with changes from Oct 30.

We ask kindly for your support and understanding.


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