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;
- nationality, age, sex
- film or video
- long or short
- drama, documentary, 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.

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

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

Special Jury Prize
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.)

Entertainment Award (Horipro prize)
This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment.

Gemstone Award (Nikkatsu prize)
This prize goes to the most progressive and daring film made beyond the common ideas of filmmaking.

Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize)
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most.

Audience Award
It is given to the most popular film which is selected by the audience vote at the festival.

JAPAN FILM PEN CLUB Award*
This prize goes to a director whose activities are desirable for Japanese film industry.
*specially set up in 2012
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*Total entries of the PFF AWARD 2017: 548
*Total entries to date: 21,854
*Total Award winning works to date: 649

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