Next Masters Support Program


For the last 5 years, the organizers of Talents Tokyo have run the filmmaker development project “Talent Campus Tokyo”, which was previously called “Next Masters Tokyo” in 2010.

3 years ago, TT organizers decided to start a new initiative to support alumni from these events by providing grants from (a) Project Development Fund and (b) International Promotion Fund.

Today we announce this year’s selected projects. Talents Tokyo will award a Project Development Fund grants of up to 1 million JPY or an International Promotion Fund grant of up to 500,000 JPY to the selected projects.

Selected Projects:

a)Development Fund

Mauricio OSAKI (2015, BRAZIL) <The Paths of My Father>
Kavich NEANG (2016, CAMBODIA) <White Building>
LI Shanshan (2012, CHINA) <Get Settled!>
MO Jinjin (2016, CHINA) <Go Ashore>
KINOSHITA Yusuke (2016, JAPAN) <Synchronicity>
Sein Lyan Tun (2016, MYANMAR) <White in Blood>
Alyx Ayn ARUMPAC (2015, PHILIPPINES) <Aswang>
Bianca BALBUENA (2012, PHILIPPINES) <Motel Acacia>
Armi Rae CACANINDIN (2013, PHILIPPINES) <Whether the Weather is fine>

The Selection Committee is formed by IKEDA Takaaki (Film buyer/ NHK Enterprises, Inc.), HAYASHI Kanako (Talents Tokyo, Chairperson/ TOKYO FILMeX, Festival director), ICHIYAMA Shozo (Talents Tokyo, Vice-Chairperson/ TOKYO FILMeX, Program director).

KAMIYA Naoki (Talents Tokyo/ TOKYO FILMeX), OKAZAKI Tadashi (Talents Tokyo/ TOKYO FILMeX) and KANAYA Shigeo (Talents Tokyo/ TOKYO FILMeX) participated in the preliminary selection process.