|Name of Event||24th Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival|
|Organizer||Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Committee|
|Festival dates||11 July (Sat), 2015 to 17 July (Fri), 2015 (@Cinemart shinjuku)
17 July (Fri), 2015 to 20 July (Mon), 2015 (@Spiral Hall)
Shinjuku culture building., 6-7F, 3-13-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
|Sponsors||Alfa Romeo / American Apparel / Amnesty International Japan / CHEERIO JAPAN CO., LTD. / Comstock Group / Freixenet Japan Inc. / GOLD FINGER since 1991 / gossip / Harima Mental Clinic / Ishimaru Lab. / NPO Japan HIV Center / Kino Films Co.,Ltd. / L&G Timpani / LGBT Finance (Bank of America Merrill Lynch / Barclays / Deutsche Bank Group / EY / GE Japan / J.P. Morgan / Morgan Stanley / Nomura / UBS Group) / LOVE PIECE CLUB / LUPICIA CO., LTD / News Café / MUSE PLANNING INC. / NOLASAPS inc. / OfficeKotou Co., Ltd. / PEACEBOAT / REACH Online 2015 / SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. / SUNNY CO.,LTD. / T-Play Co, LTD., / Trois Couleurs Co., Ltd. / UNITED PEOPLE|
|With the assistance of||Cinemart shinjuku / NPO good aging yells / Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy: English Clock / STANCE COMPANY / Tokyo International Film Festival / Wacoal Art Center Co., Ltd.|
|Media partners||2CHOPO / Badi / GENXY / g-lad xx / GACHIREZU / Letibee LIFE|
|Supporters||Embassy of The United States of America / British Council / Embassy of France/Institut français du Japon / Embassy of Switzerland / Embassy of Belgium / Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Taiwan Culture Center / Embassy of Chil|
|Special supporter||石井 正臣|
Welcome to the 24th Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival!
This Festival screens films that deal with the theme of sexual minorities. Today, sexual minorities are often abbreviated with the 4 letters LGBT (which stand for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender), but they are not something you can easily categorize because they vary by person.
In the past few years, the surrounding conditions of sexual minorities in Japan have come to a big turning point. For example, one transgender man was recognized as the father of his son by a top court, and same sex partnership has been a popular topic in the media.
These were things that many people had hoped for, but they also caused confusion for some, and stirred up different kinds of emotions.
We believe, however, that it is the universal wish to live a better life as a human, regardless of sexuality.
Is the person sitting next to you during the movies lesbian? Gay? Bisexual? Transgender? Or heterosexual? And does it mean something to you?
The films that we bring you deal with these issues, and we’d like everyone to enjoy them with a little thought, but sometimes without thinking much about it.
So before thinking, free your mind and just come to the Festival. We are confident that the Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival will be inspiring. See you there!
Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Committee Director
|Address||Shinjuku culture building., 6-7F, 3-13-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022|
|Access||1 minute walk from B2 exit at Shinjuku-sanchome station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.|