July 1, 2020
Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
“Talents Tokyo 2020” will be held this year to develop talent in promising filmmakers.
The project will offer aspiring film directors and producers a 6-day talent development and networking program, featuring lectures and presentations from film experts at the forefront of cinema, including individuals affiliated with the Berlinale Talents, who will share their professional experiences.
In past years, participants have gathered in Tokyo to take part in the program, but due to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year’s program will be delivered online.
Applications for the program opened on June 15, 2020. Please see the attached document (PDF:437KB) for further details.
Talents Tokyo 2020
November 2 (Monday) to 7 (Saturday), 2020 (6 days)
Lectures from film experts, including directors and producers
Screening of sample works
Presentation and assessment of projects:
Participants will publicly present a project (i.e. an idea for a feature length film), and will receive advice from experts on various aspects of the project, such as directing, producing and investment viability. Projects will be eligible for the Talents Tokyo Award.Networking with fellow participants and lecturers
Upcoming directors and producers from East/South-East Asia
12 to 15 participants
Monday, June 15 to Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Between July and September 2020
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Talents Tokyo Executive Committee (TOKYO FILMeX)
Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Talents) – assistance with publicity and providing lecturers
GOETHE-INSTITUT Tokyo / Tokyo German Cultural Center
Further details about the project and the application process can be found on
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be changes to aspects of the project. Any further changes will be announced.
(Year of participation indicated in parentheses)
Please click here for the original Japanese press release.
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