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.
IMAI Taro (2018, JAPAN) 〈Quantum Suicide〉
KOGAHARA Takeshi (2019, JAPAN) 〈The Little Mermaid〉
Arvin BELARMINO (2021, the PHILIPPINES) 〈Ria〉
Rafael Manuel (2021, the PHILIPPINES) 〈Filipiñana〉
CHAO Hsuan (2021, TAIWAN) 〈Life Derailed〉
Ratchapoom BOONBUNCHACHOKE (2021, THAILAND) 〈A Useful Ghost〉
LÊ Lâm Viên (2012, VIETNAM) 〈FIX ANYTHING〉
b) International Promotion Found
CAI Jie (2016, CHINA) 〈Borrowed Time〉
PUREVDASH Zoljargal (2017, MONGOL) 〈If Only I Could Hybernate〉
The Selection Committee is formed by IKEDA Takaaki (Film buyer/ NHK Enterprises, Inc.), and ICHIYAMA Shozo (Talents Tokyo Chairperson/ TOKYO FILMeX, Director).
KAMIYA Naoki (TOKYO FILMeX program director), KANAYA Shigeo (Talents Tokyo/ TOKYO FILMeX), HAYASHI Miyu (Talents Tokyo/ TOKYO FILMeX) participated in the preliminary selection process.