October 22, 2014

Award winning films at TIFF

Five PFF Award 2014 wiining films will be shown at Tokyo International Film Festival - Japanese Cinema Splash section.

Oct 29th from 14:15 : RAPPA & The Motors @ TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi SCREEN8

Oct 30th from 10:30 : Banked Fire & Quiet & Evil@TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi SCREEN8

Oct 30th from 13:50 : NIAGARA + symposium by Tony Rayns who are a filmmaker, curator and film critc @ TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi SCREEN8

October 1, 2014

ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP

One of the PFF Award 2013 programme films, ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP by Akira Ikeda will be shown at FREE SPIRIT COMPETITION section of 30th Warsaw Film Festival from 10 - 19 Oct. in Poland.

Director, Akira Ikeda and three actors, Keisuke Nishiyama, Toshiyuki Takahashi and Sakae Tomomatsu will attend the screenings below.

15 Oct. 16:00 @ Kinoteka Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa
16 Oct. 09:30 @ Kinoteka Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa
17 Oct. 21:00 @ Kinoteka Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa

September 27, 2014

Don't say that word

One of the PFF Award 2014 programme films, Don't say that word by Takuma Sato will be shown at Busan International Film Festival, New Currents from 2 - 11 Oct. in Korea.

Screening schedule: Oct 3 08:00pm@CGV Centum City 3 / Oct 5 08:30pm@Busan Cinema Center Cinema1 / Oct 8 08:00pm@CGV Centum City 3

September 27, 2014

Vancouver International Film Festival

PFF Award 2014 programme films are shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival from Sep 25 to Oct 14 in Canada.

OW by Yohei Suzuki, which is in Best New Director Award section.
Oct 01 07:00pm @The Cinematheque / Oct 03 10:00am @The Cinematheque

Niagara by Chie Hayakawa
Sep 29 10:00am @The Cinematheque / Oct 01 09:30pm @The Cinematheque

Small Garden by Shunsuke Saito
Sep 27 06:30pm@International Village #8 / Sep 28 01:45pm@International Village #8

RAPPA by Yuki Nakajima
Sep 27 06:30pm@International Village #8 / Sep 28 01:45pm@ International Village #8

September 25, 2014

PFF Award 2014 result

To discover new filmmaking talent, "PFF AWARD"

The PFF Award Competition is the main feature of Pia Film Festival, which was launched in 1977. It places no restrictions whatsoever on the eligibility of its entrants and completely disregards their nationality, age, or sex; whether the film entered is on film or video; how long or short it is; or whether it is a drama, a documentary, or animation. In this regard, PFF Award is the most open of all competitions in the world's film festival circuit. Anyone can participate in this competition. *Total entries to date: 20,246 *Total Award winning works to date: 592

Grand Prize
The prize goes to a promising director of the film.(Winner will receive 1,000,000 Yen)
NIAGARA by Chie Hayakawa

Runner up Award
This prize goes to a progressive director of the film whose talent is expected a level of Grand Prize.(Winner will receive 200,000 Yen.)
RAPPA by Yuki Nakajima

Special Jurys' Award
This prize goes to a director of the film who has the most considerable talent expected in the future.(Three winners who each will receive 100,000 Yen.)
Banked Fire by Shuko Yamanouchi
Quiet´╝ćEvil by Kengo Yagawa
THE Motors by Daichi Watanabe

Entertainment Award (Horipro prize)
This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment.
Dictator, Koga by Toshimitsu Iizuka

Gemstone Award (Nikkatsu prize)
This prize goes to the most progressive and daring film made beyond the common ideas of filmmaking.
Neo Peach Boy by Manabu Oda

Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize) & Audience Award
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most.
Don't say that word by Takuma Sato

The Japan P.E.N Club Award
This prize goes to a director whose activities are desirable for Japanese film industry.
The People Living in Hadenya by Kazuki Agatsuma

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