Masamitsu TakedaCommittee representative TOKATSU International Film Festival
“Directly connecting TOKATSU area and the world through films”
TOKATSU area is located in the northwest of Chiba prefecture, surrounded by several rivers and woods, and populated more than 1.3 million residents. However, this is not very much attracted to even people living in this area. One of the reasons could be easy accessibility to Tokyo, and many people prefer to go to Tokyo for entertainments. “TOKATSU would be the place of the film festival!” It is our dream that the above phrase would be on everyone’s lips, and would like to make TOKATSU international film festival a symbol of TOKATSU area. We expect that this festival become one of the internationally recognized events, and people from filming industry would be dreaming for an award from winning the competition here. Also, many actors, actresses and film directors would pay a visit to this area every year. Moreover, residents would be so excited and looking forward to this festival every year. We hope it will very soon become a very big festival. The reasons why we hold this festival are as follows. Firstly, TOKATSU area can provide good sceneries for films ranging from crowded city centers to country views. Secondly, we believe that it can contribute economically as well as culturally to the area. Moreover, we hold this festival because we love films very much. This year, we are going to move forward for our goal; TOKATSU to be a center of film culture within 50 years or 100 years.