[Announcement]Conversation Series at Asia Lounge Co-presented by The Japan Foundation Asia Center & Tokyo International Film Festival
Eight days of cross-cultural dialogue between our distinguished guests

September 28 2021

The Japan Foundation will present the “Conversation Series at Asia Lounge”, as part of the 34th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). This year’s Conversation Series, following the 2020 series, will be advised by a committee led by filmmaker KORE-EDA Hirokazu. (*See page 5 for list of committee members.) Directors and actors from various countries and regions in Asia and beyond will gather at the Asia Lounge to engage in discussion with their Japanese counterparts. We hope the event will be as vibrant as last year's, which had over 12,000 viewers and received many questions during the live sessions.

This year’s theme will be “Crossing Borders”. Guests will share their thoughts and sentiments about film and filmmaking and discuss what it takes to transcend borders The organizers will invite as many international guests as possible to Japan so that they can engage in face-to-face conversations at the Asia Lounge. The sessions will be broadcast live from the festival venue in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya every day for 8 days. Stay tuned!

The organizers of this event are committed to taking preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 and to secure the safety of the participants.

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