September 25, 2018

The 40th Pia Film Festival Announces Award Winners

20180925-1.jpgのサムネイル画像 Our Grand Prize, The PFF Award, is the main features of Pia Film Festival, which was launched in 1977. And this year, we celebrate its 40th anniversary.
 The PFF Award places no restrictions whatsoever on the eligibility of its entrants and completely disregards their nationality, age, or gender. No matter its format, length or genre - any films submitted are considered in the competition. In this regard, The PFF Award is the most open among all competitions of the world's film festival circuit.
 On September 21, we announced the award winners of this year, and here is the result of our 40th edition.

  Total entries of this year: 529 films
  Official selection out of entries: 18 films


PFF Award (Grand Prize) - This prize goes to the most promising director of the film. (A winner will receive 1,000,000 Yen)

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Orphan's Blues (Riho Kudo)

※This film will be screened at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival in November, 2018.


Runner-up Award - This prize goes to a director whose talent is expected a level of Grand Prize most. (A winner will receive 200,000 Yen).

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A Story of A Japanese Drawing Boy※ (Masanao Kawajiri)


Special Jury's Award - This prize goes to directors who have considerable talents expected in the future. (Each of winners will receive 100,000 Yen.)

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Three Landscapes of Riverbanks※ (Shohei Ikeda)

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Nineteen (Saki Michimoto)

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What A Wonderful World (Tatsuya Ishii)


Entertainment Award (Horipro Prize) - The prize goes to a film with the highest aspect of entertainment.

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Empty※ (Nao Nomura)


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

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A Story of A Japanese Drawing Boy※ (Masanao Kawajiri)


Cinema Fan Award (Pia-Nist Prize) - This prize goes to a film which the audience jury, who are the subscribers of entertainment media "Pia", expect the screening in theaters most.

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What A Wonderful World (Tatsuya Ishii)


Audience Award - This prize goes to a film that the festival audiences support the most.

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ICHIMONJI KEN Prologue - Kung Fu Boy VS Murder Karate Man -※
(Yu Nakamoto)


Hikari TV Award - This prize goes to a film that challenges the latest technique and a new expression method without an existing concept and style.

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Orphan's Blues (Riho Kudo)

The result in Japanese is here:


Overall statistics from 1977 to 2018:
Total entries: 22,383 films
Total Award winning films: 667 filims


※Titles with an asterisk mark are tentative English titles - it may change in the future.

September 11, 2018

OUR HOUSE

Our House.jpgのサムネイル画像Festival: Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (San Francisco, the United States of America)
Screening date: October 6, Saturday, 13:45
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September 11, 2018

AMIKO

AMIKO.pngのサムネイル画像Festival: The One International Women's Film Festival (Chengdu, China)
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August 23, 2018

AMIKO

AMIKO.pngのサムネイル画像AMIKO by Yoko Yamanaka won a Special Mention of the Jury in the First Feature Competition at Fantasia Festival 2018, Canada.
The jury said that AMIKO was "a new auteur voice with a DIY punk spirit delivered with a PURE punch."

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August 11, 2018

AMIKO

AMIKO.pngのサムネイル画像Festival: Quito International Film Festival (Ecuador)
Screening Date: August 15, Wednesday, 19:00
        August 17, Friday, 17:00
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