Tokyo Gap-Financing Market Project Gets Golden Globe Nomination

Dec 17, 2021

“My Sunny Maad” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award!
Tokyo Gap-Financing Market Projects Continue to Make Great Strides

The nominations for the 79th Golden Globes were announced on December 13 (local time), and “My Sunny Maad” was nominated for the Best Motion Picture – Animated category. The film is a Czech/French/Slovak coproduction.

Michaela Pavlátová is an acclaimed Czech director who has won numerous awards, including an Oscar nomination for her short film and a Crystal Award at the Annecy Film Festival. Her first feature film was selected for the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market 2020 last November.

The film won the Best International Animated Film Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Jury Award at the Annecy International Film Festival, and the Jury Prize and Special Award at the Bucheon International Animation Film Festival this year. The film is also expected to win the Golden Globe Award, which is positioned as a prelude to the Academy Awards®.

My Sunny Maad Credit: Annecy

When Herra, a young Czech woman, falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan, she has no idea what kind of life awaits her in post-Taliban Afghanistan, nor of the family she is about to integrate into. A liberal grandfather, an adopted child who is highly intelligent and Freshta, who would do anything to escape her husband’s violent grip.

Outline of Tokyo Gap-Financing Market

The Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM) is a platform for selected projects in the categories of fiction films, fiction TV series, animated feature films and animated TV series. TGFM aims to support producers in securing financing for their projects through one-on-one meetings with industry expert including producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and other potential funders.  In order to qualify for submission, the projects must have 60% of the total budget (50% for TV series projects) already secured and must include an Asian element.

As the second edition, TGFM received 97 submissions (a 11% increase from the previous year) from 53 countries and regions (a 47% increase from the previous year) and 20 projects were selected. It took place virtually within the TIFFCOM contents market (November 1-3).

TGFM Official Website

Several of the participating projects have already been completed and have received acclaim at international film festivals. Please look forward to the continued success of the TGFM projects.

Project Results

“Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash” (Director: Edwin)

Locarno International Film Festival : Golden Leopard Winner

Valladolid International Film Festival : Best Director of Photography Winner, Golden Spike Nominee

Tokyo International Film Festival : Official Selection of World Focus

BFI London Film Festival : Official Selection

Singapore International Film Festival : Opening Feature Film

*Selected Project of Tokyo Gap-Financing Market 2020

“24” (Director: Royston Tan)

Busan International Film Festival :Kim Ji Seok Award Nominee

Singapore International Film Festival : Singapore Panorama Nominee 

*Selected Project of Tokyo Gap-Financing Market 2020