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Open call: Tokyo Gap-Financing Market at TIFFCOM 2024

We are pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the fifth Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM), organized by TIFFCOM 2024 – Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Content Market. As an affiliated event of the 37th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), the 2024 Market is set to be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center “Hamamatsucho-kan” from October 30th to November 1st. Renowned as the foremost multi-content market in Asia, TGFM offers unparalleled opportunities for industry professionals.

Our focus for this year’s TGFM is on feature-length live action and animation projects. A total of 15 projects will be carefully selected from the submissions for participation.

- What is the TGFM?
TGFM is a dynamic project market created to assist producers of projects in the development stage to secure funding. Through one-on-one meetings, representatives (producers and directors) of selected projects will be invited to Tokyo where they will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse array of international film industry experts such as sales agents, distributors, production companies, financiers, broadcasters, investors, and more.

- Notable Features of TGFM
- Focus on Funding
TGFM places a strong emphasis on funding, requiring that participating projects have secured at least 60% of their total budget. This requirement ensures that the event attracts a multitude of robust projects with significant potential for successful completion. As a result, the one-on-one meetings conducted at TGFM can be highly focused and specific, centered around the funding goals of each project.

- Focus on Projects with Asian Elements
Leveraging the unique attributes of TIFFCOM, Asia’s foremost multi-content market, TGFM focuses projects originating from Asian countries and regions or international projects that incorporate Asian elements.

Tokyo Gap-Financing MarketTIFFCOM 2024

- Dates: October 30th – November 1st, 2024
- Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center “Hamamatsucho-kan”
- Project submissions will be accepted from June 12th – July 26th, 2024
- For more information, please download the call and regulations.

This Call for Projects welcomes submissions from Japanese, Asian, and international projects in the following category:

- Feature Films (Fiction, Animation)
Submissions are open to fiction feature-length films and long feature animations with a running time exceeding 70 minutes, targeting theatrical and/or streaming distribution. It is mandatory for each project to have already secured 60% of its budget and provide documented proof of this financing. Furthermore, each project must prominently incorporate Asian elements.