Veteran Japanese director Takashi Miike has joined the TikTok Toho Movie Competition as a decide.
In a considerably unbelievable pairing, Chinese language-owned video app TikTok has partnered with Japanese movie studio Toho, the house of Godzilla and Kurosawa, to launch an internet short-form video competitors.
The companions are calling the occasion the “TikTok Toho Movie Competition 2021,” though it seems rather more like a advertising and marketing train designed to win TikTok Japanese customers than something like a conventional movie pageant.
The occasion will start accepting submission from newbie creators across the glob on April 12., Entries will be wherever from 15 seconds to 10 minutes lengthy, and they need to be uploaded to TikTok. Submissions shut on Might 31. Toho and TikTok seem like primarily selling the occasion inside Japan.
The companions say the occasion was designed to” uncover and nurture new artistic expertise.” The 23-year-old Japanese pop star and actor Takumi Kitamura has joined the occasion as an official ambassador, whereas veteran Japanese filmmaker Miike Takashi, a Cannes common, will take part as a decide. Becoming a member of Miike on the occasion’s jury are director Yamada Tomokazu and the favored TikTok creator Shinnosuke.
A complete of 10 finalists will likely be chosen, with the winners will likely be chosen by the jury and introduced at an awards ceremony live-streamed over TikTok this summer season. An extra viewers award will go to the video creator with essentially the most views and likes on TikTok.
Toho will give the grand prize winner 4.5 million Japanese yen (about $36,500) value of “manufacturing assist” for his or her subsequent “movie,” whereas TikTok will doll out a money prize of 300,000 yen ($2,740). The viewers award winner will obtain 200,000 yen ($1,740).
The grand prize winner will then be invited to shoot and edit a brand new 5-minute video for launch over TikTok in late summer season.
Maybe loosely referencing his violent yakuza filmography, Miike mentioned in an announcement: “This has obtained to be the final word battlefield for the subsequent era of creators. They’ve obtained no possibility however to take part. Let’s have some enjoyable and discover a new tomorrow!”