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PFF AWARD COMPETITION 2017

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Please read underneth carefuly.
* PFF Award 2017 is competition programme only for amateure filmmakers.
* We don't accept any work which haven't met our regulation.
* Please DO NOT ship your work by courier such as FedEx, DHL and so on. We only accept by airmail or EMS.

March 20, 2017

VANITAS

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

January 10, 2017

Okinawa/Yamato

One of PFF Award 2014 nominated films, Okinawa/Yamato by Kenta Higa is shown at Hong Kong Independent Film Festival in Hong Kong, 6-22 Jan.2017
*Director will attend the festival 15-18 Jan.

September 28, 2016

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN...

PFF Award 2016 Grand prize winner, Takashi Komatsu's OUT OF THE FRYING PAN... will be shown at Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada, Sep 29 - Oct14

Screening schedule:
01 October 2016 3:30 PM at The Cinematheque *Komatsu director will attend
03 October 2016 9:15 PM at The Cinematheque *Komatsu director will attend

September 23, 2016

PFF Award 2016 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: 21,306 *Total Award winning works to date: 632

Grand Prize
The prize goes to a promising director of the film.(Winner will receive
1,000,000 Yen)
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN by Takashi Komatsu

※The film will be shown at Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada on 1 Oct and 3 Oct.
The film will be shown at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival on Nov.1

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.)
The Blooming by Isora Iwakiri

※The film will be shown at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival on Nov.1

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
Yen.)
The Hell of Sisyphus by Shun Ito
Tokeru by Aya Igashi
Let's Sleep Together Again by Lynn Shuto

Entertainment Award (Horipro prize)
This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment.
Drill and Messy by Ayuta Yoshikawa

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

Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize)
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most.
Let's Sleep Together Again by Lynn Shuto

Audience Award
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in
theaters most.
Vanitas by Takuya Uchiyama

The Japan P.E.N Club Award
This prize goes to a director whose activities are desirable for Japanese
film industry.
The Blooming by Isora Iwakiri

※The result page in Japanese is here.

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