Scheme now has two categories: Masters and New Talent.
The Tokyo International Film Festival’s attendant TIFFCOM contents market (October 24-26) has announced further details of its newly rebooted Tokyo Project Gathering (TPG) market event.
The seventh edition of TPG will run from October 26-27 at the usual Roppongi Hills Mori Tower [pictured] venue on the same floor as the market itself.
Beginning this year TPG has been split into two application categories: the Masters category and the New Talent category.
The Masters category is for experienced overseas producers wishing to co-produce live action or animated features with Japan. Projects can be at any stage, from development to post-production and can involve multiple countries.
Adding further flexibility from the one-way request system of previous editions, both Japanese producers from leading production companies and exhibitors can request meetings in advance. Korean producers may apply through a special website set up by KOFIC.
The New Talent category targets live action or animated feature film projects with potential for domestic as well as international release. Exhibitors will pitch projects to gathered producers who may request one-on-one meetings. Project materials will also be made available online.
Approximately 5 projects in each category will be selected by third party judges.
The TPG application deadline for both categories is Sept 2.