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International Drama Festival in Tokyo 2017 (Tokyo Drama Award 2017)
~Drama to the World~
OutlineThe International Drama Festival in Tokyo is an event designed to promote outstanding dramas from Japan to an international audience. It was founded in 2007 as a cooperative effort by commercial broadcasters and NHK (Japan's only public broadcaster) along with program and film producers, rights holder groups and other content-related organizations.
The International Drama Festival in Tokyo consists of two main components: Tokyo Drama Award and Overseas Expansions.
The Tokyo Drama Award, an official event of CoFesta, hosts an awards ceremony and commemorative party in autumn of each year. It recognizes Japanese dramas that can connect with a global audience, and also celebrates outstanding dramas brought to Japan from overseas with a Special Award. Symposia, screenings, and other initiatives help to further mutual understanding between Japan and other countries through exchange of programming.
For the Overseas Expansions component, in addition to Cool Japan events at the world’s largest international audiovisual content trade show MIPCOM (Cannes, France) and the Japan Pavilion at ATF (Singapore), special overseas promotional events (J Series Festival) are held to make a direct appeal to viewers in specified target countries in Asia. Large-scale promotional events have been held in Thailand (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), Indonesia (2015), and Vietnam (2016).
The Tokyo Drama Award 2017 ceremony is scheduled for October 26, and with this year marking the event’s 10th anniversary, a special party will be held to reflect on the past ten years. A discussion on the future of drama production will also be conducted at the following day’s symposium.
VenueTokyo Prince Hotel（Ceremony、Party）/Chiyoda Hoso Kaikan（Symposium）
3-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato-ku Tokyo
Organizer/SponsorINTERNATIONAL DRAMA FESTIVAL in TOKYO Excutive Committee
Co-organizerMinistry of Internal Affairs and Communications/ Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Supporter/ Sponsorship/CollaborationThe support：Dentsu、Hakuhodo DY Media Partners
Special Partner Event: TIFFCOM
Number of visitors in the previous year800