The Tokyo TV Forum 2011 held in December last year received widespread attention due to the holding of Japan’s first pitching sessions. Fortunately, the forum also received high praise from participants, and we were able to achieve great results exceeding our expectations. Lying beneath our achievements was the keen interest from around the world on how Japan was recovering from the unprecedented catastrophe of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

One year has passed since the Tokyo TV Forum 2011, and attention from around the world will again focus on this year’s forum for how and what will be communicated.

27 projects selected from 53 projects submitted from domestic and overseas documentary producers will be presented. Needless to say, reconstruction from the earthquake continues to be a major issue, however, the selected projects once again make us keenly aware of the diversification and level of seriousness of issues facing Japan, and at the same time, they turn our attention to the unique, affluent, and deep allure of Japanese society and culture. The capability of documentary producers will be tested as to how this Japan will be communicated overseas.

This year, we allocated several selections for projects from Asia with the aim of deepening coordination with Asian producers. Therefore, projects recommended from Taiwan and Korea will also be presented.

In addition, this year, we worked on nurturing human resources by holding workshops from the proposal submission step and providing training sessions on methods for producing globally competitive programs. Furthermore, we will also work on providing a wide variety of detailed support to ensure selected projects lead to co-productions.

Finally, it is my sincere hope that many projects will be adopted and lead to tangible co-productions which contribute to strengthening contents transmission from Japan.

Yukihiko Amagi
Director of the Tokyo TV Forum



Vice President of Programming, ITVS

米 ドキュメンタリー支援財団ITVS 編成担当バイス・プレジデント

Claire Aguilar is Vice President of Programming at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), where she oversees all aspects of program initiatives, including programming strategy, funding calls, peer panel review and funding recommendations. She commissions programming with US independent producers and with international producers for ITVS’s International Media Development Fund.

She co-curates the Independent Lens series, a series of independent programming on PBS which premiered in February 2003. Prior this position she was manager of Broadcast Programming at KCET/Los Angeles. She has also been a film programmer at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. She has served as a programming consultant and panelist for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Rockefeller Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and other media and funding organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and a Master of Arts in Film and Television Studies from UCLA. She serves on the board of Women Make Movies.

ドキュメンタリー支援財団ITVSプログラミング担当バイスプレジデント。ITVSの国際メディア開発資金で米国の個人で活動する制作者や国際的なプロデューサーのプログラムコミショニングを行う。2003年2月にスタートしたPBSのIndependent Lens seriesの企画推進も担う。UCLAの映像・テレビ研究修士号を取得している。

Other Guests



Head of International Development
France Télévisions

フランスTV  国際番組開発部長

Since 2009, Ann Julienne has been Head of International development for documenaries at France Télévisions, covering the five channels of the group.

Ann entered the television industry in 1985 with  the French indie Télé Images. In 1994, she was a member of the start-up team at France 5, where she was long Head of Acquisitions and International co-productions.

1985年にフランスのTélé Images(制作・配給会社)に入社。以来この業界で働く。1994年に、France5(フランス公共放送フランステレビ傘下の一放送局)の立ち上げメンバーを務め、その後国際共同制作・買収責任者を長く務める。2009年6月以降は、フランステレビ傘下の5つの放送局をカバーするドキュメンタリーの国際開発責任者。

Other Guests

LIN, Leh-Chyun

LIN, Leh-Chyun

Director of International Department and Chief of Documentary Platform, PTS

リン・レーチュン 林 樂群

Leh-Chyun Lin is the Director of International Department and Chief of Documentary Platform of Public Television Service of Taiwan. Mr. Lin received his master’s degree from University of Missouri- Columbia, School of Journalism; he began his career as a print journalist in New York and Hong Kong throughout the eighties. In the past 18 years, he has worked as producer, program director, production director, news director and content director for commercial and public television, as well as Internet industry in Taiwan.

台湾のPublic Television Service の国際部で部長を、ドキュメンタリー部門ではチーフを務めている。ミズーリー大学 コロンビア校でジャーナリズムを専攻し、修士号を取得。新聞雑誌記者として80年代をニューヨークと香港で過ごす。そ の後18年間、プロデューサー、プログラムディレクター、プロダクションディレクター、ニュースディレクター、コンテントディ レクターとして、台湾の民放、公共放送局、及びインターネット業界で活躍している。

Other Guests

BÉJOT, Mathieu

Mathieu BÉJOT

Executive Director, TV France International

仏・公的機関  TV France International エグゼクティブ・ディレクター

Mathieu Béjot has been Executive Director of TV France International since 2000. TV France International is the association of French TV programs exporters. Its membership includes around 140 companies – producers, distributors and broadcasters. Mathieu Béjot was previously posted to the French Embassy in Japan, Hong Kong and Canada.

2000年より、テレビ・フランス・インターナショナルのエグゼクティブ・ディレクターを務める。テレビ・フランス・インターナ ショナルは、テレビ番組の輸出業者の協会で、ディストリビューター、放送局などの企業から個人のプロデューサーまで、 会員数は140 に上る。マシューは日本、香港、カナダのフランス大使館で勤務した経歴を持つ。

Other Guests



Commissioning Editor, Storyville, BBC

英・BBC コミッショニング・エディター

Editor of Storyville since 1997. After graduating from Oxford he worked as a reporter, television producer and editor. His latest publication is “Why Documentaries Matter,” published by Oxford University. He was series editor on <i>Why Democracy?</i> and is executive producer on Why Poverty? Storyville films have won more than two hundred awards, including 4 Oscars, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize and several Griersons, Emmys and Peabodys.

1997年よりBBC『Storyville』のコミッショニング・エディター。オックスフォー ド大学卒業後、レポーター、プロデューサー、エディターとして活躍。最新の著書は”Why Documentaries Matter”(オックスフォード大学出版)。「Why Democracy?」のシリーズエディター、「Why Poverty?」の取締役プロデューサー。Storyvilleの作品は4度 のオスカー、サンダンス映画祭グランプリ、数回のグリアソン賞、エミー賞、ピーボディー賞等、200超の賞を受賞。

Other Guests

ALVARESSE, Catherine


Deputy Director of the Knowledge and Discovery Factual Programming Unit, ARTE France

仏・公共放送ARTE France 部長代理

Catherine Alvaresse is Deputy Director of the Knowledge and Discovery factual programming unit at Arte France. Previously, she served as Deputy Managing Director at Europe Images International (Lagardere Ententainment) from 2007-2011. Before that she was Director of International Coproductions for French production company Boréales from 2006-2007, and Director of Acquisitions and International Co-productions at Télé Images International from 2004-2006. From 1998-2003 she was Director of Sales and Co-productions for Dutch-based Off the Fence, an award-winning international distributor and co-producer of factual programming.

テレビ局 Arte Franceの教養番組を担当する部長代理。 Europe Images International(Lagardere Ententainment)のマーケティング部長代理(2007~ 2011年)、フランスの制作プロダクション、 Boréales国際共同制作プロジェクト部長(2006~ 2007年)、 Télé Images International M& A部、国際共同制作部部長( 2004~ 2006年)、オランダの制作会社 Off the Fence営業部、国際共同制作部部長( 1998~ 2003年)。ドキュメンタリー番組の国際ディストリビューター及び共同制作プロデューサーとして受賞経験もある。

Other Guests


December 8th Sat.

10:00-17:30 Training Session @CHIYODA MEDIA PLAZA

December 10th

09:30-10:45 Panel Discussion I @COSMOS HALL II, Toshi Center Hotel
11:00-12:30 Panel Discussion II @COSMOS HALL II
14:00-17:00 Pitching Session I @COSMOS HALL II
17:00-18:30 Opening Cocktail @CHIYODA MEDIA PLAZA
19:00- Dinner (Guest only)

17:30-19:20 Screening @CHIYODA MEDIA PLAZA


December 11th

10:00-13:00 Pitching Session II @COSMOS HALL II
14:30-17:30 Workshop @COSMOS HALL II
14:00-17:30 One-on-One Meetings @606 Meeting Room, Toshi Center Hotel

14:30-20:00 Screening and Discussion @CHIYODA MEDIA PLAZA


December 12th

10:00-13:00 Pitching Session III @COSMOS HALL II
14:00-18:00 One-on-One Meetings @606 Meeting Room
14:00-18:00 Screening and Discussion @CHIYODA MEDIA PLAZA
18:00-19:00 Closing Ceremony @606 Meeting Room
19:30- Dinner (Guest only)

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