True Colors Festival: One World One Family

True Colors Festival (TCF) presented by The Nippon Foundation is a series of performing arts events presented across geographies, in celebration of diversity and inclusion as One World One Family.

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TCF creates opportunities to embrace diversity in disabilities, genders, generations, languages, and nationalities through performing arts.

"ASEAN Festival of Disabled Artists" in Myanmar on December 3, 2014True Colors Festival

TCF was born out of the International Festival of Artists with Disabilities, which was part of The Nippon Foundation’s overseas programs for supporting people with disabilities.

"True Colours Festival '' held in Singapore on March 23, 2018True Colors Festival

Through festivals since 2006 in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Japan, TCF has presented more than 1,100 performing artists from more than 30 countries and attracted more than 40,000 people.

True Colors DANCE :Breaking Team BattleTrue Colors Festival

To Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

Going forward, the event will be held as the True Colors Festival, as a celebration of diversity embracing various different disabilities, languages, and nationalities. The Festival has disseminated a variety of performing arts around the world.

True Colors DANCE :Performance by ILL-AbilitiesTrue Colors Festival

True Colors DANCE

Showcase of ILL‒Abilities in September 2019

True Colors DANCE :Workshop by ILL-AbilitiesTrue Colors Festival

True Colors DANCE

ILL‒Abilities' special dance workshop in September 2019

True Colors BEATS : Performance by SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ with guest artists, workshop participantsTrue Colors Festival

True Colors BEATS

Live streaming of the uncountable beats festival in October 2019

True Colors JAZZ : Show at Osaka Takashi Matsunaga with Kyle KihiraTrue Colors Festival

True Colors JAZZ

A New Year’s concert where musicians from around the world meet extra-ordinary talents in January 2020.

True Colors MUSICAL : All cast and staffTrue Colors Festival

True Colors MUSICAL

“HONK! by Phamaly” in February 2020  

True Colors MUSICAL : Ugly with catTrue Colors Festival

True Colors MUSICAL

“HONK! by Phamaly” in February 2020

True Colors MUSICAL : Performance on the stageTrue Colors Festival

True Colors MUSICAL

“HONK! by Phamaly” in February 2020

TCF had to cancel the planned events from March to July 2020 due to the spreading of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. But we have re-started the program online together with artists all over the world.

"Stand Be Me" Music Video

In June 2020, TCF presents a music video, "Stand By Me," that brings together the talents, energies, and thoughts of 46 artists with disabilities from 15 countries and regions.

Stand By MeTrue Colors Festival

As the first attempt after the resumption of the Festival, TCF created a virtual collaborative music video, "Stand By Me," to spread the message of the importance of always turning our thoughts to others and standing with those who may need support and encouragement.

Statistics People with DisabilitiesTrue Colors Festival

Powered by the aim to raise awareness and inspire action in support of people with disabilities during the global COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, this original commissioned music video presents an updated version of the Ben E. King classic hit, “Stand By Me.”

Statistics People with DisabilitiesTrue Colors Festival

#StandByMe is a statement aimed at aiming for a world where everyone, including people with disabilities, can be close to each other without being left behind, even in the midst of overcoming the crisis together. 

True Colors Film Festival 2020True Colors Festival

Happening Now

The True Colors Film Festival will be held online from December 3 to 12, 2020, featuring about 30 award-winning full-length and short films, documentaries, and dialogues from 15 countries. 

View the full line-up of films HERE!

True Colors Film Festival International Day of Persons with Disabilities SelectionTrue Colors Festival

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Selection

The launch date of the True Colors Film Festival – December 3 – is also International Day of Persons with Disabilities Selection, observed worldwide to promote the rights and well-being of the more than 1 billion people around the world living with disabilities. 

True Colors Film Festival

A 10-day feast comprising about 30 award-winning full-length and short films, documentaries and dialogues from 15 countries! 

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Crisis pulls us apart, but will bring us together in time. 

The re-start of TCF 2020/2021 marks its commitment to tap on the power of the arts to connect artists and audiences in experiences such as music videos, film screenings, dialogues, circus, fashion shows, and concerts.

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