32nd Tokyo International Film Festival TIFF + NTT DOCOMO Special Event “TIFF Plus Tech” Will let attendees experience a 5G-enabled world

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will host an exciting event, TIFF Plus Tech, during the 32nd festival in collaboration with NTT DOCOMO, giving participants the exciting opportunity to experience the much-anticipated 5G technology. The festival began holding TIFF Plus special collaborative events with a variety of cultural organizations from 2018, to more widely share the joys of cinema and cultivate cultural exchanges.

At TIFF Plus Tech, virtual idols, live performers and participants at the site will be able to take part in a Virtual + Real + Tech Live Show featuring Live Animation Heart + Algorhythm by way of a high-speed 3D scanning system, which will put them on a virtual stage together with the virtual idols. In addition to the chance to view the event on the large-sized LED screen installed at the venue, participants will also be able to experience immersive VR-HMD viewing made possible by 5G telecommunications. By inviting participants to directly experience 5G and other leading-edge technologies, the event aims to attract national and international attention for new Japanese entertainment.

Live Animation Heart + Algorhythm is a virtual idol-themed project co-produced by NTT DOCOMO of Japan and China Mobile’s Migu, providing live-streaming, cutting-edge interactive experiences to audiences in Japan and China. This event is part of the Japan Content Localization and Distribution (J-LOD) Subsidy Project supported by METI, which aims to produce innovative digital content for global distribution.

Date and Time November 2 (Sat) November 3 (Sun)
1st Session 16:00- 16:00-
2nd Session 18:00- 18:00-