- PFF Award Competiton 2008

NAKED OF DEFENSES

NAKED OF DEFENSES

video/88min./color
Director:Masahide Ichii

There is an isolated plastic factory in the country. Veteran worker, Ritsuko, teaches a pregnant newcomer, Chinatsu. However, Ritsuko trembles and worries, confronted by her own adverse experiences and current unhappiness.

PFF Award Competiton 2008
GRAND PRIZE&Technical Achievement Award&GyaO Award

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

MIME-MIME

MIME-MIME

video/87min./color
Director:Yukiko Sode

Makoto's life everyday is like continual theatrics. From her mother's second marriage and friction with her sister to the preaching of her brother-in-law, among others, this film colorfully depicts her gradually facing reality and pushing forward in life.

PFF Award Competiton 2008
RUNNER-UP PRIZE&Best Entertainment Award

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

GHOST OF YESTERDAY

GHOST OF YESTERDAY

video/130min./color
Director:Izumi Matsuno

When a sick mother mistakes her son's boss, a secondhand shop owner, for her deceased husband, her daughter asks her brother and his boss to pretend to be a family for her sake. But her brother cannot give in to her and...

PFF Award Competiton 2008
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE&Best Concept Award

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

KAZAANA

KAZAANA

video/94min./color
Director:Nobuteru Uchida

This is a love story frankly portraying the friendship between a man and two women diverging into relationships differentiated by a kiss and by sex. What is to be with someone? What is to love someone?

PFF Award Competiton 2008
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

SYMPTOM X

SYMPTOM X

video/67min./color
Director:Kohki Yoshida

Kenichi takes care of his 70-year-old mother Toshie at home. You must feel as if this is your own story when you see Kenichi's life tormented as his mother's symptoms eventually progress.

PFF Award Competiton 2008
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

SEMIGAO

SEMIGAO

video/56min./color
Director:Kenichi Noda , Hiroaki Tsunoda

Yusuke lives for drawing manga. His peaceful life under his parents' protection abruptly comes to an end, and he starts living in a park. Then, a mysterious girl, Sakako, appears in his mind and encourages him but...

PFF Award Competiton 2008
Audience Award

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

KEIKO IS

KEIKO IS

video/9min./color
Director:Yuji Miyake

A cynical animated film caricaturing Keiko, ardently trying to live up to her parents' expectations, and parents who show off their brilliant children like jewelry.

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

MY SISTER'S WEDDING DAY

MY SISTER'S WEDDING DAY

video/49min./color
Director:Yoshihito Ozaki

27-year-old Jun has an odd affection for his older sister. He attempts to commit suicide when she tells him that she will get married and live apart from him. It is surprising when the family starts blaming the mother for her selfishness.

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

TENGU LEAF

TENGU LEAF

video/71min./color
Director:Takashi Saito

A boy and girl from the same school have a secret place to spend their time after school. Endless conversations and scenery weave their quiet, precious hours with sad premonitions of the end of childhood.

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

LIVE A LIE

LIVE A LIE

video/53min./color
Director:Tomohiro Takuma

Hachisuga, who is not invited to his ex-girlfriend's funeral, steals his friend's formal suit. Making up stories as he hitchhikes in a young couple's car to go to the funeral, Nozomi, in the passenger seat, is gradually attracted to Hachisuga and...

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

GENTSU-PHANTOM PAIN-

GENTSU-PHANTOM PAIN-

video/36min./color
Director:Hiroshi Iwanaga

Like those who lost their hand or foot can still feel the hand or foot, those who lose someone close still feel the existence of the dead in everyday life. The director decided to visualize this feeling after his mother's death.

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

SCHERZO

SCHERZO

video/75min./color
Director:Wataru Hiranami

"Scherzo" means "a joke" in Italian. Life and death. Happiness and despair. Comedy and tragedy. This film is the result of an attempt to make an entertaining film that life is inseparable from these opposites.

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

STOOGES

STOOGES

video/43min./color
Director:Ryu Morioka

The bulky, monster-like roommate with nothing to do sometimes helps me draw a manga. This is a story of two men who are able to perpetuate hours as children in their apartment.

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

TIGER AND PANCAKE

TIGER AND PANCAKE

video/55min./color
Director:Taichi Horimoto

An older man and his subordinate live in a house. The older man brings another roommate there, but it somehow doesn't work out. However, an adventure begins when the older roommate disappears.

- PFF Award Competiton 2008

SALT LAKE SCREAMING

SALT LAKE SCREAMING

video/18min./color
Director:Hiroyuki Mizumoto

A traveler to the west arrives at a village where everything turns into a salt due to abnormal weather. This bold animation depicts a marvelous time he shares with the inhabitants during their escape from the village.

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