Next Masters Support Program


Previously called “Next Masters Tokyo” in 2010, the filmmaker development project “Talent Campus Tokyo” has been run from 2011 to 2013, and in 2014 the program was reformed as “Talents Tokyo”.
The same year, 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

Jenny SUEN (2018, HONGKONG) <Peaches>
IMAI Taro (2018, JAPAN) <Toki>
Xaisongkham INDUANGCHANTHY (2018, LAOS) <Raising a Beast>
Amanda Nell EU (2018, MALAYSIA) <Tiger Stripes>
Martika Ramirez ESCOBAR (2016, the PHILIPPINES) <Return of the Owl>
Chia-Hsin LIU (2018, TAIWAN) <Fan Fan>
Sompot CHIDGASORNPONGSE (2018, THAILAND) <9 Temples to Heaven>

b) International Promotion Found

Shalahuddin SIREGAR (2016, INDONESIA) <A Boarding School>
LAU Kek-Huat (2015, MALAYSIA) <Boloumi>

The Selection Committee is formed by IKEDA Takaaki (Film buyer/ NHK Enterprises, Inc.), ICHIYAMA Shozo (Talents Tokyo Chairperson/ TOKYO FILMeX, Director).

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