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Despite the continued challenges and uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) plans to go ahead with a hybrid edition of the 34th edition of TIFF, to be held from Oct 30 through Nov 8. The 33rd TIFF was also held both physically and online under the threat of the pandemic.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo will hold a forum on the ideal form of art and culture as an international city.
Last year we were forced to cancel, postpone, or change how we implemented scheduled projects and initiatives. With the global spread of coronavirus, artists and others were unable to come to Japan, and some took alternative measures. We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption this caused to many.
On November 29, 2020, the Tokyo Festival Executive Committee brought to a close Tokyo Festival 2020, following the festival’s 61-day run from September 30. This year’s program featured a total of 39 performing arts events held with thorough measures taken to prevent transmission of COVID-19. In addition to performances held in person, events were broadcast online and conducted with assistance from VR technology. Inspired by the current societal challenge of meeting others while minimizing risk, “To Meet or Not To Meet?” was chosen for this year’s theme.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), organizers of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13, are pleased to announce that a new schedule for the 12 proposed projects have been decided. The implementation of these projects had been delayed due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games postponement and the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Tokyo Festival Executive Committee is holding its Tokyo Festival 2020 starting tomorrow on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in the Ikebukuro area of Toshima Ward. The Ikebukuro area will welcome a total of 35 diverse performing art programs, including those of the Tokyo Festival, Festival/Tokyo (F/T), the Metropolitan Theater Autumn Selection, the Toshima International City of Arts and Culture, and the Asian Performing Arts Farm(APAF) 2020.