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

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

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.