Important note on COVID-19

We would like to inform you that there will be no cancellation or postponement of our Festivals operations for this COVID 19 issue. The festival team along with Honourable juries remain committed to continuing the festival operations as per prevailing schedule and process.
All our screening events will remain currently postponed due to prevailing restrictions and will be scheduled for the first safe opportunity, once this current situation is over.

When you make an indie film, you put your blood, sweat, and tears into it. Not to mention, you deduct from your bank account. No one understands this better than us. And we're here to honour your passion, commitment, and vision.
So many people give up on their dreams, never daring to try to make them come true. You're one of the brave few to take a huge step and actually do that. No film is perfect but you had the guts to reach for the stars and we want to applaud your success.
Twilight Tokyo Film Festival is an online festival.

The officially selected project in each season receives TTFF laurel and certificate. All seasonal Award Winners receive laurel and customized certificate.

The awards are given in the following categories:

Narrative Feature (>40 mins)
Short Film (<40 mins)
Experimental Film
Documentary Film
Animation Film
VR/AR/360° Film
Women's Film
Music Video
Short Script
Feature Script
Educational Film
Sound Design
Debut Filmmaker
Student Film


Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Twilight Tokyo Film Festival (TTFF) you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
TTFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the TTFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive a trophy, award or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.
1. Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
2. Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway), a password-protected streaming URL (please test before sending).
3. In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival at immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.
4. The festival has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
5. The film submitted to the TTFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.
6. A director/producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
7. A nominee will be privately screened for the TTFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
8. “Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
9. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
10. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.

Overall Rating
  • DANIEL V.A. 海龍

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for awarding My staff and I in regards to the short film category. We can't wait to see you guys in the future. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WISH ALL MUCH LOVE AND HAPPINESS.

    April 2021
  • Dušan Davidov

    I'm glad that our film about nature also attracted attention in Japan. It is a great satisfaction for us and our work. Thank to the festival and your great team. Best regards from the creators of "The Wetland". If we manage to shoot something nice again, we will be happy to return to you.

    September 2020
  • Tom Fisk

    Thanks for naming my film the Best Amateur Film...it is such an honor. As a novice film maker, it is wonderful to have my work recognized by veterans of the film industry. I hope my story inspires people to look at the world we live in differently, to take better care of our fragile planet. This award will certainly encourage me to continue on my journey as a film maker. Thanks!

    September 2020
  • Steve Crawshaw

    Very pleased to have won with my screenplay of Trojan. Communication was brilliant. I hope to submit a film when it is made.

    September 2020
  • Carly Bryant

    We're so excited that you gave My Blood Is Red Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Film! Love and hugs from all at Needs Must Film

    August 2020