Tokyo Project Gathering expands to 28

Co-production forum moves back alongside TIFFCOM

TOKYO -- Co-production forum Tokyo Project Gathering has announced a bigger line-up for this year’s event that will see it relocated back closer to the main TIFFCOM market alongside which it runs during the Tokyo International Film Festival.
The number of projects is up from 25 to 28 this year after a strong field of applications, according to the organizers. Around 20 countries will be represented, including a first project from Latvia.
Young Japanese director Yuya Ishii will be bringing his new project, tentatively titled “Hara Ga Kore Nande,” as will director Ryuichi Hiroki and producer Yasushi Utagawa (“Golden Slumber”), with their collaboration, “Seagull Day.”
Writer (“Ichi the Killer”), actor (Kill Bill: Vol. 1) and director Sakichi Sato (“Tokyo Zombie”) will be attending with his one-take drama “The War.”
“The Host 2,” a follow up to the award-winning hit from South Korea, will also be there looking for international partners, along with other projects from around the globe.
“Three of last year’s projects have already been successfully realized, with more to come at various stages of development,” said TPG’s Toshiyuki Hasegawa.
The 6th edition of TPG will run October 25-28 at the Roppongi Hills complex during TIFF.