Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival

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Screen your work in Tokyo & open Japanese nationwide distribution opportunities!

The Japanese film market is ever expanding to include national and international indie cinema. Our screenings take place at the UPLINK Factory Theatre in the Shibuya District, known commonly as the centre of Tokyo - a famous location in Tokyo for independent, counter-culture and progressive thinking. Tokyo Lift-Off gets a lot of press coverage and is quickly becoming a highlight in the indie film calendar in Japan.

Not only is our festival a global showcase for filmmakers looking to take that next step, we provide a free service where we take your work to the major film markets AFM, Cannes, Berlin...etc All with the aim to getting your work acquired by distributors.

Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival screens at one of the most prevalent indie cinema locations in the whole of Japan. UPLINK is one of the main independent distributors in the country, distributing world cinema and international documentaries all over the nation. By having our home in Tokyo at the excellent, and extremely refreshing, HQ of Japan's biggest distributor, we are giving all who we screen the best possible platform in showcasing their work into this fascinating and highly responsive film market.

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