About Tokyo International Deaf Film Festival

Tokyo International Deaf Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as TDF) is a film festival where all the films are selected by the Deaf staff.

It is held every 2 years in Shibuya, Tokyo by both the Deaf and hearing staff altogether.

The main theme of the films screened in this festival is Deaf itself, and they are mostly feature films.

The main goal of the TDF is to contribute to the development of the Deaf society and the Deaf art, and to create a place where both the Deaf and the hearing can come together and understand each other by providing both the hearing and also the Deaf themselves with films concerned with the Deaf so ciety with sign language and the Deaf culture.


There are lots of various events held in the TDF such as film screenings with a kinema-interpreter in sign language, Japanese film screenings with Japanese subtitles, talk shows and symposiums with guests both from Japan and overseas, a photo exhibition, and workshops.