Back for the 34th time, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will be a hybrid in-person and online event due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Don’t let the “film festival” in the name intimidate you—you don’t have to be a connoisseur of art-house films to enjoy the festival. While the schedule and full lineup is still TBA as of this writing, rest assured that the festival doesn’t just feature art films.
For most TIFF screenings, buying tickets online is required. Be on the lookout for updates, as tickets for much-awaited films sell out quickly. Screenings of particularly popular films will have tickets distributed using a lottery system.
While previous festivals have been mainly hosted in the Roppongi area, 2021 sees a shift to the Hibiya/Ginza area, although it’s not clear if one cinema will be the main venue.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.