- PFF Award Competiton 2015

A road

A road

85min/color
Director : Daichi Sugimoto

The protagonist loved catching lizards when he was in grade school. Now he has entered an art university, which was a dream come true, but where has the excitement of catching lizards gone? A story of a young man born in the Heisei Era is depicted through the realistic portrayal of his everyday communication and distance between his friends and mother.

PFF Award Competiton 2015
GRAND PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Moonlight Honeymoon

Moonlight Honeymoon

71min/color
Director : Taro Tominaga

The uninteresting and plain university student is secretly dating a beautiful classmate, but he is making a profit selling her used underwear online. Witness the absurd pathos of men dominated by the monster called libido!

PFF Award Competiton 2015
RUNNER-UP AWARD

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

The Lie and the Taint

The Lie and the Taint

92min/color
Director : Yuko Igari

Yui ends up putting the responsibility of her mistake on an elderly coworker. A painstaking work that utilizes long shots, the feelings of remorse and self-justification seething within her are expressed through her back and expose her "taint" to the audience.

PFF Award Competiton 2015
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Goron,Batan,Q

Goron,Batan,Q

54min/color
Director : Kan Yamamoto

21-year-old Ataru has left his overbearing father and lives with a kind old man in a makeshift tent made of tarp. But eventually he is faced with the cruel reality. A work that lovingly and vibrantly depicts the life of the homeless.

PFF Award Competiton 2015
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

I'm an Artist

I'm an Artist

24min/color
Director : Raita Yabushita

Saori, a high school student, has no friends. She is into creating artistic selfie videos. At the same time, her alter ego mocks her solitary narcissism. The protagonist wavers between her self-image of being exceptional and being mediocre in this endearing, charming story of growth.

PFF Award Competiton 2015
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

deep tastes

deep tastes

45min/color
Director : Kohei Nakayama

Saki is a high school girl who has a crush on Tomoya. She can't curb her desire to feel his saliva and her actions gradually escalate. The pain of adolescence is depicted in a gripping way through Saki and her classmates in this brutal story about being young.

PFF Award Competiton 2015
ENTERTAINMENT AWARD & GEMSTONE AWARD & CINEMA FAN AWARD

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

The Name of the Whale

The Name of the Whale

91min/color
Director : Fumito Fujikawa

Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The junior high school boy with a zeal for finding fossils discovers the history of his hometown and experiences the changes around him. This is an ambitious work that depicts the land and time by blending various drama and documentary footage.

PFF Award Competiton 2015
Audience Award & JAPAN FILM PEN CLUB AWARD

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Japanese Chocolate Party

Japanese Chocolate Party

38min/color
Director : Koki Morohoshi

Chocolate is strictly regulated in this country and the government is now carrying out a sweep of those who have a sweet tooth. The young guerrilla fighters of the Japan Sweet Tooth Extremist Faction and a runaway girl set out to bring about a revolution.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Crime Lab Blues

Crime Lab Blues

19min/color
Director : Saki Sasaoka

A massive amount of packaging tape is delivered to the forensic research lab as evidence of a burglary case. The researchers delve into the intricacies of the packaging tape, and get fired up over each other's opinions on how the tapes smell. Packaging tapes are deep!

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Creature on the seashore

Creature on the seashore

37min/color
Director : Masaaki Kato

A tough woman who poaches "nekomushi" meets a man watching out for poachers. The engaging characters and humorous lines display the director's remarkable talent that permeates every corner of the town suspended from reality.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Omura Botanical Specimens

Omura Botanical Specimens

19min/color
Director : Natsumi Sudo

Chizu becomes enchanted by the book of botanical specimens that her late grandfather has left and looks for traces of her grandfather that she'd never met. The age-indeterminate nature of Chizu, who smokes, and the astonishing ending have resulted in a unique work that easily crosses many boundaries.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Captain Coffee is Risen

Captain Coffee is Risen

52min/B&W
Director : Kenta Sasaki

A dead captain borrows the body of his living daughter and pays a visit to one of his former men. The recollection of wartime living-body experiments and a present-day love triangle intermingle. This is a unique work shot on 8mm film incorporating a fine balance of seriousness and silliness, imbued with a thick layer of eroticism.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

THE ESCAPE

THE ESCAPE

67min/color
Director : Takuya Shimamura

Suddenly one day, a stranger begins to persistently harass the protagonist. The terror of constantly being watched gradually closes in on him and he decides to make a run for it... An uneasy atmosphere permeates every corner of the screen in this bona fide horror film.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

chungueria

chungueria

37min/color
Director: Tatsuya Mine

After seeing the movie Psychokinesis Senpai, they discover that zombies have overrun the outside world! The protagonist heads for the river with a girl who calls him "senpai." Viewers will surely get a kick out of the unpredictable story development and the lines that touch on topics from love to cosmology.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

The Ship

The Ship

16min/color
Director : Hiromichi Nakao

Three young men living in the city with a love for killifish head to a mountain in Nara to float a small boat they found down a river. Experience the pleasure of a laid-back drive set to relaxing music expanding into an anthem of life and the cosmos.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

A bagatelle

A bagatelle

72min/color
Director : Yui Kiyohara

Aki plays the same music over and over on the piano. While accepting the emotions and words of the various people around her, she does not waver because she has music to guide her. An ambitious work that explores the meaning of music in the form of a movie.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

MYFORM

MYFORM

15min/color
Director : Juntaro Atochi

A young woman takes pictures in her late grandfather's house and looks through old photo albums. She senses her grandfather's presence in the house steeped in the memories of family. A profound work that evokes a wealth of sensations without the use of words.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

I Steam All

I Steam All

41min/color
Director : Megumi Ohkawara

Kayoko, who works at a shrimp dumpling shop, has a crush on a scarecrow guy and tries to get his attention. The fevered imagination of the director-cum-star breaks out in every detail of the story dealing with the aftermath of a broken heart, resulting in hilarity. The handmade wedding dress is a must-see!

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

Moratrium Cut-up

Moratrium Cut-up

38min/color
Director : Taro Shibano

20-year-old Fumiya is steadfastly anti-digital, a young man who lives in the past. A pop comedy about youthful days that flexibly inserts reminiscences and fantasies into the central line of reality, depicting the way everything constantly changes around us.

- PFF Award Competiton 2015

KOHARU

KOHARU

35min/color
Director : Yusuke Isaka

When Koharu, a high school girl, regains consciousness, she has become a ghost. She gains popularity as an idol singer that only people with the ability to sense the supernatural can see. A comedy/horror story about a girl who reverses her predicament to her advantage after having had never faced reality when she was alive.

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