Tokyo International Film Festival 2024

Back for the 36th time, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will be celebrating the work of one of Japan’s most famous directors, Ozu Yasujiro.

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.


The lineup this year includes a special screening of Ozu Yasujiro’s Shoulders of Giants, recent work of director Jojo Hideo including Twilight Cinema Blues, and nine Japanese and international animated 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.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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