TOKYO (TR) – The 21st Tokyo International Film Festival will have an environmental theme, organizers for the event announced today.
With a festival logo that depicts a green Earth and the message “Action! for Earth,” protection and preservation of the environment will be common themes in the films exhibited during the event. In further keeping with this message, luminaries will this year stride into the theaters upon a green (and not red) carpet.
“One of the most urgent problems we now face is protecting the Earth’s environment,” said a press statement. “While many individual films have grappled with how to sustain our environment, no international film festival has yet stopped to champion this issue.”
The festival, which will take place in Tokyo’s Roppongi and Shibuya districts between October 18th and 26th, annually selects films for the Grand Prix and Special Jury Award and chooses a best director, actor, and actress. Yet this year organizers are aiming for a wider reach.
“We hope that our ideas will resonate far beyond the film community, contributing to the global conversation on our planet’s future,” the statement said.