- PFF Award Competiton 2009

THE TEMPERATURE OF A SECOND

THE TEMPERATURE OF A SECOND

video/75min./color
Director:Masayuki Inoue

Noboru, who lives at home with his parents, is a wannabe writer who works part-time. He and his best friend used to encourage one another, but this friend dies from an accident. Noboru then takes his friend's younger sister out to a hot spring, which only makes his cowardice apparent. The young man who had been chasing his dream suddenly becomes awakened to "family."

PFF Award Competiton 2009
GRAND PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

IN THE FOG

IN THE FOG

video/61min./color
Director:Ryo Iizuka

Mamoru is a high school student who is about to fail because he has been missing school and lacks the necessary number of days to graduate. While on the one hand he feels a sudden urge towards violence and murder, on the other hand he longs to become a farmer in a mountain village. Such ambivalent feelings are depicted in this work.

PFF Award Competiton 2009
RUNNER-UP PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

A BIG GUN

A BIG GUN

video/31min./color
Director:Hajime Ohata

The small ironworks that Ikuo Agata runs is facing financial difficulties because of the recession. One day he receives an order from the underworld to illegally produce guns. Although he is reluctant to take the job, he does so with his brother Satoshi in order to survive, and they eventually find themselves unable to back out.

PFF Award Competiton 2009
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

chain

chain

16mm/55min./color
Director:Akihito Kajiya

Rie is a high school girl who only looks forward to walking her dog. Reina is Rie's classmate who used to date men for money and is still caught in her past. Kae is their homeroom teacher who specializes in English. Keigo is a man who works in a factory in their city. The story unfolds as the lives of these four become entangled with each other.

PFF Award Competiton 2009
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

ORDINARY LOVE

ORDINARY LOVE

video/45min./color
Director:Shoko Kimura

A girl who has been sexually awakened by reading a book entitled The Sex of Plants falls in love with a pre-university student with a virginity complex who assaults her. She eventually confines him and loses herself in wild fancies based on her inner lust while dripping sand from between her legs.

PFF Award Competiton 2009
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

MY LYRICAL AGE

MY LYRICAL AGE

video/99min./color
Director:Shujian Ren

Zhao Ming, a Chinese student from Nanjing, meets a Korean student, a Japanese man past middle age, a woman from Taiwan, and a Chinese mother and child who are staying in Japan illegally. Zhao Ming had been living life shrewdly until then, but through his interactions with these people, he gains something more valuable than money.

PFF Award Competiton 2009
Best Concept Award&Technical Achievement Award

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

ISLAND OF DREAMS

ISLAND OF DREAMS

16mm/83min./B&W
Director:Tetsuichiro Tsuta

A young employee who works on Dream Island (an artificial island in Tokyo made of trash) becomes a terrorist bomber. The police detective investigating the case realizes that the bomber happens to be the young man he has spoken with a few times. What is the young worker's motive for his crime?

PFF Award Competiton 2009
Audience Award

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

OF LIGHT & SHADOW

OF LIGHT & SHADOW

video/40min./color
Director:Shingo Matsumura

Junko, who works as a telephone operator, is currently 28 years old. Added to the frustration of a not being able to find a steady job, she is annoyed by Yasuko, her somewhat self-centered roommate who is an aspiring actress. Then one day, Yasuko makes her debut as an actress before Junko lands a job.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

THROBBING WITH A WOMAN

THROBBING WITH A WOMAN

video/63min./color
Director:Yusuke Nakajima

This story revolves around a young couple. The man has become exhausted from company work and shuts himself into a run-down apartment that he has rented in secret from his girlfriend. His girlfriend finds him and begins to live next door to take care of him. But it is not easy to open up her boyfriend's closed-off heart.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

SCHNEIDER

SCHNEIDER

video/44min./color
Director:Yusuke Koroyasu

There is a run-down restaurant standing alongside a national road in the countryside. A forest with an angular pinnacle is located behind this restaurant. Yoichi, the husband of Saeki, the owner of this restaurant, has been missing since two weeks ago. As the search for him continues, the abnormal relationships between the people in town become apparent.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

HOT AS HELL 2

HOT AS HELL 2

video/29min./color
Director:Yosuke Okuda

Shunya, who has served time in prison, was trying to sell a dubious aphrodisiac to some students in a bar when his former colleagues picks a fight with him and lynches him. In order to get his revenge, he grabs a heavy kitchen knife from his girlfriend Maiko's apartment and rushes out.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

SOUDA KYOUTO HE IKOU

SOUDA KYOUTO HE IKOU

video/40min./color
Director:Hayato Kano

On Christmas night, three 19-year-old guys start off on utility bicycles from the Kameari police box in Katsushika ward, Tokyo, to Kinkakuji temple in Kyoto. Although their trip starts off on a carefree note, their camera immediately breaks down from the cold, their butts becomes sore, and with one flat tire after another, the trip turns into an offbeat one.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

SOREDAKE - THAT'S ALL -

SOREDAKE - THAT'S ALL -

video/26min./color
Director: Hiroshi Iwanaga

Mana, a ninth grade girl, spends a summer holiday by herself. Bored of just sleeping, she goes outside and sits in a park, then comes back home. After taking a shower, she notices something. It was her first step towards becoming an adult.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

VISTA

VISTA

video/46min./color
Director:Yasuyuki Sasaki

When Nakahira interviews an artist in the park, he picks up a cell phone that a couple seems to have lost and gives it back to the woman. However, when he looks over the recorded interview, he finds that the couple who can be seen in the far background is acting strangely. So he returns to the park at night.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

LEFT OUT

LEFT OUT

video/91min./color
Director:Omoi Sasaki

Tanaka, a young man who works at a waste disposal company, becomes attracted to Yoshiko, a woman with a past who begins working with him. He attempts to obtain a videotape recorder for her, but her ex-boyfriend, an assassin, was closing in on her.

- PFF Award Competiton 2009

LOVE REVOLUTION

LOVE REVOLUTION

video/63min./color
Director:Shingo Takeda

Midori, who had been dating Toru, a young man aspiring to become a photographer, decides to break up with him because she has become exhausted by the way his love for her ties her down. However, Toru cannot accept her decision and begins stalking her. Then another young man, an aspiring artist, comes to the rescue. Or so it seems.

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