Tokyo International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 31 despite increasing cases

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many film festivals around the world have been affected, with many forced to postpone, cancel, or shrink.

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which is scheduled to be held from October 31 to November 9, will go ahead with a physical screening at its 33rd edition. This was recently announced by the festival office.

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many film festivals around the world have been affected, with many forced to postpone, cancel, or shrink. And although it comes as a surprise for Japan to host this event physically, given the fact that the Coronavirus is still rampant in the country, it is clear that Japan is taking a risk. As of now, the organisers have retained the option of cancelling or postponing the event, if the situation worsens further.

However, regardless of the current situation,TIFF will have physical screenings in Tokyo theaters, and also host symposiums and talk events with international guest talks online. Referring to this, TIFF authorities said that by staying physical, the festival will allow audiences to re-experience the pleasure of watching films on the big screen, thereby offering hope for the future of films.


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