Isabelle Huppert at the head of the jury of the Tokyo International Film Festival


Isabelle Huppert (“La Dentellière”, “The piano teacher”) was appointed president of the jury which will designate the winners of the competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival (30 Oct-8 Nov 2021). “Ms. Huppert is not only a great smart and insightful French actress, but also a world famous filmmaker with a successful and extensive international career. Moreover, she is also a huge fan of Japan. It is wonderful that Ms. Huppert is joining us at TIFF as president of the jury and will help our festival flourish despite the COVID-19 pandemic, ”said the festival president. Ando Hiroyasu.

“It is a great honor to be chosen to chair the jury of the 34th TIFF international competition, one of the most important festivals in the world that I have always regarded with great respect. And what a joy to be welcomed back to Japan, a country with such a fascinating culture and an impressive cinematic history, ”said Huppert.

“I have had the pleasure of chairing juries at festivals around the world, and each time it is an inspiring experience to share my point of view with other talents from different backgrounds, united by a common love for the movie theater. I wish this edition of the festival great success and I look forward to discovering the films selected this year with the jurors, in a movie theater. How lucky we are!


ShortsTV, the international short film network, and Amazon team up to launch ShortsTV on Amazon Prime Video Channels in India, greatly increasing the reach of the network in the country. ShortsTV is already available in India on Tata Sky, Airtel TV, Dish TV and d2h, as well as on the OTT platform Airtel Xstream. The channel offers more than 4,000 short films to its subscribers, including Oscar, Bafta and major festival winners as well as independent and experimental works. Content will be available in multiple languages, including many local Indian dialects.


The 2022 british prices with Mastercard will take place on Tuesday February 8, broadcast exclusively on ITV from the famous O2 Arena. The British also revealed that the co-chairman of Polydor Tom mars will take the presidency of the Brit Committee for 2022. The 2021 edition of this year, organized for the third year with Universal Music United Kingdom, was billed as a celebration of the return to live music after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and featured performances by Taylor Swift, Elton John, The Weeknd, Coldplay and Dua Lipa.


Channel 5 in the UK will launch an extended nightly newsletter program this fall in its 5pm slot. The new 2-hour program will replace the two existing 30-minute network shows at 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. respectively. The extra hour of coverage and uninterrupted format will allow the program to examine topics in more detail and create space for more investigative, regional and social reporting, according to the network. Channel 5 recently received a request to revise its conditions of license relating to new productions approved by Ofcom, which makes it possible to change the programming. Under the new conditions, Channel 5 will continue to broadcast a minimum of 280 hours of news each year. The amended conditions of license reflect the popularity of the network’s early evening news programming with women, young audiences and viewers from various socio-economic backgrounds.

Darcy J. Skinner

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