FAQ 1: (April 27, 2016)
B) Application
Part 2: Submit a sample of work
2.1 For Directors:

What importance does have the sample videos (or report)?
The reviewing sample video or reading the report is the most important process for the selection.
Probably, would say, it is the essential for the selection.

The video must have 15 minutes?
TT asks you a sample of maximum duration of 15 minutes and not minimum duration.
15 minutes of length is not obligation.
IMPORTANT: However, please consider carefully for the following before the submission: the sample is the only material that the selection committee can judge the filmmaking sense and potential of an applicant.
We can only say from past experience: it is difficult to judge the samples with 30 seconds, 1 or 3 minutes long. And these short samples tend to obtain lower evaluation than the other applicants who send the samples of longer duration.

Is it necessary that a sample is recent work? Or can I submit a sample of few years ago?
There is no problem that the video sample was produced few years ago.
But if you have submitted to TT previous years, it means all the selection committee members have watched your sample video already.
(April 27, 2016)

FAQ for Next Masters Support Program (April 27):
I’ve filled out the entry form. So, my project is submitted, right?
You should send the all the necessary materials as listed on the regulations: “About Applicants) V, The applicant must submit all Application Materials via email AND via post”.

So, the submision consists of three steps:
1, entry form registry;
2, send by e-mail* all the necessary materials listed in the Materials of Application from i to v, if you want to submit to a) Project Development Fund; and from i to vi, if you want to submit to b) International Promotion Fund;

*E-mail to:

3, delivery of all materials mentioned in the preceding paragraph by mail.
Deadline date is June 30th.

Talents Tokyo Office
3rd FL, 5-4-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Tel: +81 3 3560 6393


To submit b) International Promotion Fund, is it necessary to send a screener with English Subtitle?
YES, absolutely necessary.
If the film has subtitles to understand the dialogues in English, we do not require the level of accuracy.

I want to register the program b), and my film is in post-production.
If I get this Fund, I can use the support money for the improvement of post-production?
Not at all.
The program is intended only for promotion.
You can only apply complete or nearly complete films.
In any way, the use of fund should not be for post-production.