September 29, 2017

PFF Award 2017 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: 21,854 *Total Award winning works to date: 649

Grand Prize
The prize goes to a promising director of the film.(Winner will receive
1,000,000 Yen)
Our House by Yui Kiyohara

※the film will be shown at 30th Tokyo International Film Festival on Nov.3

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.)
Kodomo No Omocha by Shinichi Matsumura

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
Partial Colors by Daichi Sugimoto
Foxfire by Chiaki Fujita
Sink Family by Tsuchi Kanou

Entertainment Award (Horipro prize)
This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment.
Spring like lovers by Daisuke Shigaya

Gemstone Award (Nikkatsu prize)
This prize goes to the most progressive and daring film made beyond the
common ideas of filmmaking.
The Red Comet Club by Yuri Takei

Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize)
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most.
The Red Comet Club by Yuri Takei

Audience Award
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in
theaters most.
AMIKO by Yoko Yamanaka

Hikari TV Award
This prize goes to a work challenging the latest technique and a new expression method without an existing concept and a style.
by Yoko Yamanaka

※The result page in Japanese is here.

September 1, 2017

39th PIA Film Festival

39th PIA Film Festival(PFF) will be held from 16 to 29 Sep. 2017
at National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
PFF's main programme, PFF Award 2017 is comprised of 17 works.

Invitation films in abroad will be...

"THE WOMAN WHO LEFT" by Lav Diaz 2016/228min is the opening film.
and will be released in Oct.,in Japan.
Screening 16th Sep. at 12:00~

and also his "From What Is Before" 2014/338min/with English subtitle
which won Pardo d'oro at Locarno International Film Festival 2014
is screened.
Screening 28th Sep. at 11:30~

"The Battle of Chile ―The Struggle of an Unarmed People" by Patricio Guzmán 1975,1976,1978/263min
It is to be said that one of the best documentary films in the world and which is consists of three parts; part 1- "Bourgeoisie of revolting" (1975), part 2 - "Rebel" (1976) and part3 - "People force" (1978)
Screening 17th Sep at 11:45~ / 22nd Sep. at 12:30

April 1, 2017

A Japan Independent Era - Best Selection of PIA Film Festival

Kaohsiung Film Archive, special showcase - A Japan Independent Era - Best Selection of PIA Film Festival will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from Apr.8 to May 14.
As it is said, the best selections of PIA Film Festival; PFF Award films and PFF Scholarship films will be shown.
And there is a special seminar by PFF director Keiko Araki and a director Isola Iwakiri of The Blooming at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, 17:30~.

★Timetable is here.
★Trailer is here.

Films from PFF Award;
PFF2016-The Blooming by Isola Iwakiri * A director will attend at the screening on Apr.9th at 14:30~
PFF2015- The Name of the Whale by Fumito Fujikawa
PFF2013-Anatomy of a Paper Clip by Akira Ikeda
PFF2012- Shady by Ryohei Watanabe
PFF2012- Her Res - 3 cases in which you will find me in 3 minutes by Ū-ki Yamato

Films from PFF Scholarship;
2011 The End of Puberty by Shoko Kimura
2009 Sawako Decides by Yuya Ishii
2004 A Stranger of Mine by Kenji Uchida
2003 Yoshino's Barber Shop by Naoko Ogigami
2002 Border Line by Sang-Il Lee

March 20, 2017


PFF Award 2016 Audience Award winner, VANITAS by Takuya Uchiyama will be shown at 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival
from 11-25 Apr. in Hong Kong.
*Director will attend the screenings on 18 & 20 Apr.

March 17, 2017

Cycling & TV Yamamura

Cycling by Akira Yamamoto and TV Yamamura by Risa Abe from PFF Award 2016 will be shown at 11th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival on 13th March - 2nd April in Hong Kong.
*Both directors will attend the screenings on 25 Mar. at 7:40pm

Other PFF handling films

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