“Guardians of the Galaxy” helmer James Gunn will be heading out to Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) as its Head of Jury next month. For more details on this story read on.
According to the Hollywood Reporter (THR), TIFF organizers have announced last Tuesday that “Guardians of the Galaxy” helmer James Gunn will be heading the set of Juries who will be judging 15 films in the main competition.
This year’s Film Festival will host 30 world premieres, of which, 5 have qualified into the 15 competing films from 1,373 entries from 92 countries.
This year’s TIFF will be focusing a lot more on anime, which include “Garm Wars — The Last Druid “by Mamoru Ishii, a showcase on the works of Evangelion director Hideaki Anno comprising of around 50 productions including Pikmin shorts from Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary Nintendo game creator who brought us the iconic Mario Bros. franchise.
“Film is a window on the world today, through which we can see its true shape. It is the medium that shows us with the greatest immediacy the vast variety of people on the earth, and how they are all just as human as we are,” said TIFF’s festival programming director Yoshi Yatabe.
Gunn will be joined by four more directors including, Korean helmer John H. Lee, Australian helmer Robert Luketic, Singaporean helmer Eric Khoo and Japanese helmer Hiroshi Shinagawa, to be joined by U.K. casting director Debbie McWilliams.
Moreover, the festival will be handing out its first Samurai Award to its first ever recipients, Tim Burton and Takeshi Kitano. The Award celebrates filmmakers who “create groundbreaking films that carve out a path to a new era.”
TIFF will take place on October 23-31 in Tokyo and will be kicked off by Disney’s Big Hero 6 world premiere.
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