2017.06.01 [Updates]
TIFF 2017: Teens Meet Cinema

Tokyo International Film Festival + Children Meet Cinema
TIFF 2017: Teens Meet Cinema
Special Project of 30th Tokyo International Film Festival Youth Section

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), in collaboration with Children Meet Cinema, which runs filmmaking workshops for children, will present TIFF 2017: Teens Meet Cinema, a production workshop for junior high school students, as a special project of the festival’s Youth section.
With award-winning director Nobuhiro SUWA as the lead mentor, students will develop a script, shoot and edit it with professional filmmakers and crew in Daikanyama, Tokyo from late July to late August, 2017.
The completed film will have its world premiere at the 30th TIFF, to be held from October 25 to November 3, 2017.
Director Nobuhiro SUWA
Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
Teens Meet Cinema
A Hiroshima Prefecture native, Nobuhiro Suwa began working as an assistant director on independent films while studying at Tokyo Zokei University. In 1997 he made his feature film debut with 2/Duo, starring Hidetoshi NISHIJIMA, which won the NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. His second feature, M/OTHER (Mother) won the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Other major works include H/Story, Paris, je t’aime (an omnibus film), Un Couple Parfait (special Jury Award at Locarno International Film Festival) and Yuki and Nina. He is known for his use of improvisation. His new film, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Le lion est mort ce soir, is set to be released in 2017.
TIFF 2017: Teens Meet Cinema
Organized by: UNIJAPAN (30th Tokyo International Film Festival Executive Committee)
Co-organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Project organization: Children Meet Cinema
In cooperation with: Daikanyama Teen’s Creative
For further information on this project: E-mail
Children Meet Cinema www.kodomoeiga.com
Children Meet Cinema produces filmmaking workshops for schools and organizes symposia to promote a bright future for children and film.
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