The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is set to show an unprecedented variety of special programs and screenings for its upcoming 36th edition.

Among the principal highlights of the 36th TIFF will be special screenings and events to commemorate the 120th anniversary of legendary Japanese filmmaker Ozu Yasujiro’s birth.

This year’s Nippon Cinema Now section, which screens Japanese films, will shine a spotlight on the works of director Jojo Hideo, who has actively produced a diverse range of films in recent years.

The 36th TIFF is also set to highlight a revitalized animation section. Until 2022, TIFF exclusively screened Japanese films in the Japanese Animation section, showcasing domestic works for world audiences. The renamed Animation section will feature not only Japanese, but also internationally acclaimed animated works.