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

ZHOU Xinyu (2019, CHINA) 〈Children〉
Sinung Winahyoko (2019, INDONESIA) 〈Lintang〉
SORA Neo (2017, JAPAN) 〈Earthquake〉
LAU Kek-Huat (2015, MALAYSIA) 〈Were Tiger〉
Alemberg ANG (2014, the PHILIPPINES) 〈Some Nights I Feel Like Walking〉
Nicole Midori WOODFORD (2017, SINGAPORE) 〈Last Shadow at First Light〉
Ash MAYFAIR (2019, VIETNAM) 〈Skin of Youth〉

b) International Promotion Found

ZHOU Hao (2018, CHINA) 〈Bridled〉
Armi Rae CACANINDIN (2014, the PHILIPPINES) 〈Whether the Weather is Fine〉

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

KANAYA Shigeo (Talents Tokyo/ TOKYO FILMeX), and HAYASHI Miyu participated in the preliminary selection process.