Thursday, 19th September 2013
In Events In Japan,
Organisers of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) have announced the line-up for this year's event, which will take place between October 17th and 25th.
Now in its 26th year, TIFF is set to open with Captain Phillips, the thriller by Paul Greengrass, while the closing film will be period comedy The Kiyosi Conference.
A crop of famous faces are likely to attend the extravaganza, with Hollywood star Tom Hanks already on the guestlist.
As it is a competitive festival, participating filmmakers will be in for a chance of receiving one of many awards in various categories, with two submissions this year coming from the host country.
Those lucky enough to go to the festival will have exclusive access to special screenings of movies not scheduled for release until the late autumn/winter, including JFK assassination drama Parkland by Peter Landesman.
Japanese actress Shinobu Terajima will be on this year's judging panel, alongside Chinese director Chen Kaige, American director and writer Chris Weitz, Korean actress Moon So-ri and Australian producer Chris Brown.
Written by Susan Ballion
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