June 29, 2018

Our House

20180625-1.jpgYui Kiyohara, the director of OUR HOUSE, won The Best Director in New Talent Award at 2018 Shanghai International Film&TV Festival.

【21st SIFF Asian New Talent Award winners】


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June 29, 2018

Our House

20180614.jpgOUR HOUSE by Yui Kiyohara won Outros Olhares (Other Views Award) at Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba International film Festival, Brazil.

Outros Olhares is given to a film that presents a variety of styles, cinematic languages and approaches around urgent issues faced by the world today.

【News : desistfilm.com】

September 29, 2017

PFF Award 2017 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: 21,854 *Total Award winning works to date: 649 Grand Prize The prize goes to a promising director of the film.(Winner will receive 1,000,000 Yen) Our House by Yui Kiyohara ※the film will be shown at 30th Tokyo International Film Festival on Nov.3 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.) Kodomo No Omocha by Shinichi Matsumura 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.) Partial Colors by Daichi Sugimoto Foxfire by Chiaki Fujita Sink Family by Tsuchi Kanou Entertainment Award (Horipro prize) This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment. Spring like lovers by Daisuke Shigaya Gemstone Award (Nikkatsu prize) This prize goes to the most progressive and daring film made beyond the common ideas of filmmaking. The Red Comet Club by Yuri Takei Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize) This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most. The Red Comet Club by Yuri Takei Audience Award This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most. AMIKO by Yoko Yamanaka Hikari TV Award This prize goes to a work challenging the latest technique and a new expression method without an existing concept and a style. AMIKO by Yoko Yamanaka ※The result page in Japanese is here.

September 1, 2017

39th PIA Film Festival

39th PIA Film Festival(PFF) will be held from 16 to 29 Sep. 2017
at National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
PFF's main programme, PFF Award 2017 is comprised of 17 works.

Invitation films in abroad will be...

"THE WOMAN WHO LEFT" by Lav Diaz 2016/228min is the opening film.
It won Golden Lion at VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
and will be released in Oct.,in Japan.
Screening 16th Sep. at 12:00~

and also his "From What Is Before" 2014/338min/with English subtitle
which won Pardo d'oro at Locarno International Film Festival 2014
is screened.
Screening 28th Sep. at 11:30~

"The Battle of Chile ―The Struggle of an Unarmed People" by Patricio Guzmán 1975,1976,1978/263min
It is to be said that one of the best documentary films in the world and which is consists of three parts; part 1- "Bourgeoisie of revolting" (1975), part 2 - "Rebel" (1976) and part3 - "People force" (1978)
Screening 17th Sep at 11:45~ / 22nd Sep. at 12:30

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.

August 14, 2016

38th PIA Film Festival

38th PIA Film Festival(PFF) will be held from 10 to 23 Sep. 2016
at National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
PFF's main programme, PFF Award 2016 is comprised of 20 works.

We will also show films from USA, UK and France which have been rarely shown in Japan with original dialogue and Japanese subtitle. More detail is below.

August 13, 2016

38th PIA Film Festival FOREIGN LANGUAGE films

38th PIA Film Festival, Sep 10 - 23
FOREIGN LANGUAGE (Dialogue / Subtitle) films

Hachimiri Madness: Japanese Indies from the Punk Years ... English subtitle

This is a collaboration programme, PFF with Berlinale and Hong Kong International Festival.

[Screening schedule]

  • A Man's Flower Road (1986/110min)
    by Sion Sono

    Sep.10th Sat. 11:30- / 20th Tue. 18:30-

  • Hanasareru Gang (1984/85min)
    by Nobuhiro Suwa

    Sep.11th Sun. 11:30- / 16th Fri. 19:00-

  • Isolation of 1/8800000 (1977/43min)
    by Sogo Ishii

    The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo (1988/47min)
    by Shinya Tsukamoto

    Sep.13th Tue. 19:00- / 16th Fri. 19:00-

  • I Am Sion Sono!! (1984/37min)
    by Sion Sono

    Tokyo Cabbageman K (1980/59min)
    by Akira Ogata

    Sep. 14th Wed.19:00- / 18th Sun. 13:00-

  • Happiness Avenue (1986/93min)
    by Katsuyuki Hirano

    Sep. 15th Thur 16:00- / 17th Sat. 16:00-

  • Saint Terrorism (1980/127min)
    by Masashi Yamamoto

    Sep. 15th Thur 16:00- / 17th Sat.12:00-

  • UNK (1979/15min)
    by Macoto Tezuka

    High-School-Terror (1979/6min)
    by Macoto Tezuka

    The Rain Women (1990/72min)
    by Shinobu Yaguchi

    Sep.16 Fri. 13:00- /17th Sat.19:00-

American Independent Spirits

[Screening schedule]

  • Cinéastes de notre temps: John Cassavetes (1969/49min/France/English/B&W)

    The Exiles (1961/72min/United States/English/Col)
    by Kent MacKenzie

    Sep.11th Sun. 11:30- / 21th Wed. 18:30-

Jacques Rivette tribute

[Screening schedule]

  • CELINE ET JULIE VONT EN BATEAU (1974/192min/France/Col)
    by Jacques Rivett

    Sep.11th Sun. 11:30- / 22tn Thur. 12:30-

PFF lecture series

[Screening schedule]

  • Weekend (2011/96min/English/Col)
    by Andrew Haigh

    Sep.13th Tue.11:00-

  • Mauvais Sang (1986/125min/Col)
    by Leos Carax

    Sep.17th Sat. 15:00-

July 9, 2016

Grand prize at Lima Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine

December 13, 2015

Jury Prize for LINGERING MEMORIES by Keiko Tsuruoka

The 23rd PFF Scholarship Film, LINGERING MEMORIES by Keiko Tsuruoka was received one of the JURY PRIZEs at the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival's official competition programme.
President of the jury was Francis Ford Coppola and jury members were Amal Ayouch, Sami Bouajila, Sergio Castellitto, Richa Chadda, Anton Corbijn, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Naomi Kawase and Olga Kurylenko.

Comment from Francis Ford Coppola for the LINGERING MEMORIES; "For its touching story of an orphaned girl connecting with disenfranchised boy in a reiteration of the great Japanese tradition ghost stories"

September 24, 2015

PFF Award 2015 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: 20,823 *Total Award winning works to date: 612

Grand Prize
The prize goes to a promising director of the film.(Winner will receive
1,000,000 Yen)
A road by Daichi Sugimoto

※The film will be shown at 28th Tokyo International Film Festival from Oct 22 to 31

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.)
Moonlight Honeymoon by Taro Tominaga

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 Lie and the Taint by Yuko Igari
Goron,Batan,Q by Kan Yamamoto
I'm an Artist by Raita Yabushita

Entertainment Award (Horipro prize)
This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment.
deep tastes by Kohei Nakayama

Gemstone Award (Nikkatsu prize)
This prize goes to the most progressive and daring film made beyond the
common ideas of filmmaking.
deep tastes by Kohei Nakayama

Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize)
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most.
deep tastes by Kohei Nakayama

Audience Award
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in
theaters most.
The Name of the Whale by Fumito Fujikawa

The Japan P.E.N Club Award
This prize goes to a director whose activities are desirable for Japanese
film industry.
The Name of the Whale by Fumito Fujikawa

※The result page in Japanese is here.

September 1, 2015

37th PIA Film Festival

37th PIA Film Festival(PFF) will be held from 12 to 24 Sep. 2015 at National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo PFF's main programme, PFF Award 2015 is comprised of 20 works.

>>Read more

October 22, 2014

Award winning films at TIFF

Five PFF Award 2014 wiining films will be shown at Tokyo International Film Festival - Japanese Cinema Splash section.

Oct 29th from 14:15 : RAPPA & The Motors @ TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi SCREEN8

Oct 30th from 10:30 : Banked Fire & Quiet & Evil@TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi SCREEN8

Oct 30th from 13:50 : NIAGARA + symposium by Tony Rayns who are a filmmaker, curator and film critc @ TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi SCREEN8

September 25, 2014

PFF Award 2014 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: 20,246 *Total Award winning works to date: 592

Grand Prize
The prize goes to a promising director of the film.(Winner will receive 1,000,000 Yen)
NIAGARA by Chie Hayakawa

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.)
RAPPA by Yuki Nakajima

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.)
Banked Fire by Shuko Yamanouchi
Quiet&Evil by Kengo Yagawa
THE Motors by Daichi Watanabe

Entertainment Award (Horipro prize)
This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment.
Dictator, Koga by Toshimitsu Iizuka

Gemstone Award (Nikkatsu prize)
This prize goes to the most progressive and daring film made beyond the common ideas of filmmaking.
Neo Peach Boy by Manabu Oda

Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize) & Audience Award
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most.
Don't say that word by Takuma Sato

The Japan P.E.N Club Award
This prize goes to a director whose activities are desirable for Japanese film industry.
The People Living in Hadenya by Kazuki Agatsuma

September 6, 2014

36th PIA Film Festival

36th PIA Film Festival(PFF) will be held from 13 to 25 Sep. 2014
at National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
PFF's main programme, PFF Award 2014 is comprised of 22 works.

July 4, 2014

PFF Receives the 32nd Kawakita Award!

We are pleased to announce that the Kawakita Memorial Film Institute has awarded Pia Film Festival the 32nd Kawakita Award in recognition of the festival's work to date.

>>Read more

May 12, 2014

Night Trip in PFF - a pre-event of Pia Film Festival 2014 -

A pre-event of Pia Film Festival 2014, Night Trip in PFF will be held at Theater Shinjuku from 17 to 23 May.

-Continuous screenings of legendary independent films of the 70s from 11:00 pm of the event first date of May 17 to the following date of 5 am!

-These are selected by the recent successful directors such as, Kiyoshi Kurosawa who chose MOMENT by Makoto Tezuka and Takashi Ito who chose ARTMAN by Toshio Matsumoto!

-Prints screening of 16mm and 8mm by the projector setting among the audience seats!

-Screenings of thirteen attractive films in the 21st century too!

*No English subtitled screening.
*Linked URL is only in Japanese.

February 4, 2014

ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP received Hivos TIGER Award at IFFR2014

ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP by Akira Ikeda, one of our PFF Award programme films and a winner of Dragon & Tiger Award at the Vancouver Internaitonal Film Festival in 2013, received Hivos TIGER Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014.

October 4, 2013

ANATOMY OF A PAPERCLIP wins the VIFF Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema

PFF Award Spcial Jury prize film, ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP by Akira IKEDA won the 20th annual Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema at The Vancouver International Film Festival 2013.

September 25, 2013

PFF Award 2013 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: 19,718 *Total Award winning works to date: 555

Grand Prize
The prize goes to a promising director of the film.(Winner will receive 1,000,000 Yen)
NIGHT AND KEIGO'S CAR by Yusuke Ichikawa

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.)
DOES YOUR GOD EXIST? by Yuko Igari

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.)
MEJIMA by Tomonori Izutani
ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP by Akira Ikeda
THE LOW OF THE NIGHT by Yosuke Yamashita

Entertainment Award (Horipro prize)
This prize goes to the film with the highest aspect of entertainment.
LOVE BY CHANCE by Yugen Sato

Gemstone Award (Nikkatsu prize)
This prize goes to the most progressive and daring film made beyond the common ideas of filmmaking.
MEJIMA by Tomonori Izutani

Cinema Fan Award (Pia Eiga Seikatsu prize)
This prize goes to the film which the audience jury expects the screening in theaters most.
SHINDO-THE BEAT KNOCKS HER HEART by Asami Hirano

The Japan P.E.N Club Award
This prize goes to a director whose activities are desirable for Japanese film industry.
THE LOW OF THE NIGHT by Yosuke Yamashita

September 5, 2013

35th PIA FILM FESTIVAL

35th PIA Film Festival; Time table, Ticketing info. and Map of the venue.

[[TIMETABLE]]
*without special notes of subtitle or projection, that means only in Japanese.

date time program
date time program
9/
14
(Sat)
10:45- The Wonderful World of Special Effects -The Joy of Craftsmanship and Making Movies by Hand
- Special Talk
Part 1 : Why"Special Effects Museum"?
Part 2 : Special Effects Revisited
15:00- The Wonderful World of Special Effects -The Joy of Craftsmanship and Making Movies by Hand
- Remembering Ray Harryhausen -
The 7th Voyage of Sindbad
1958/88min/Col/English with Japanese subtitle projection
17:00- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- Foreign Filmmakers Based in Japan -
A2-B-C by Ian Thomas Ash
2013/71min/Col/English subtitle
*Director will be appeared
19:30- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- Investigating the Structures of Self-production -
Gunjyo-iro13 ASHITA KAZOKU by Hiromasa Hirosue
2013/90min/Col
*Director will be appeared
15
(Sun)
10:30- PFF Award 2013 - A program
ABOUT MY FATHER
LOVE BY CHANCE
13:20- PFF Award 2013 - B program
SHISSO LOVE LETTER
KIDS AFTER IT
15:45- PFF Award 2013 - C program
HIS EYS IS ON THE SPARROW
MEJIMA
18:15- PFF Award 2013 - D program
NIGHT AND KEIGO'S CAR
SHINDO-THE BEAT KNOCKS HER WORLD-
21:00- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- Foreign Filmmakers Based in Japan -
SADO TEMPEST by John Williams
2013/94min/Col/English subtitle
*Director will be appeared
*there will be a souvenir for the audience
16
(Mon)
10:30- PFF Award 2013 - E program
LIVING WITH THE DEAD
NEVER DANCED
13:15- PFF Award 2013 - F program
LONG RIVER FRIEND
ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP
15:50- PFF Award 2013 - G program
PAIN,PAIN,GO AWAY
DOES YOUR GOD EXIST?
18:30- PFF Award 2013 - H program
TORTOISE AND ME
THE LAW OF THE NIGHT
21:15- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- Distributing Movies Online -
Touching the skin of eeriness by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
2013/54min/Col
*Director and Hideyuki Okamoto, director of LOAD SHOW, an internet film distribution site will be appeared.
17
(Tue)
10:30- PFF Award 2013 - D program
NIGHT AND KEIGO'S CAR
SHINDO-THE BEAT KNOCKS HER WORLD-
13:30- PFF Award 2013 - A program
ABOUT MY FATHER
LOVE BY CHANCE
16:30- PFF Award 2013 - E program
LIVING WITH THE DEAD
NEVER DANCED
19:15- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- How to make low- budget films -
ZENTAI(Short ver.) by Ryosuke Hashiguchi
2013/15min/Col
Sunrize Sunset by Ryosuke Hashiguchi
2012/44min/Col
*Director will be appeared
18
(Wed)
10:30- PFF Award 2013 - G program
PAIN,PAIN,GO AWAY
DOES YOUR GOD EXIST?
13:20- PFF Award 2013 - F program
LONG RIVER FRIEND
ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP
15:55- PFF Award 2013 - H program
TORTOISE AND ME
THE LAW OF THE NIGHT
18:45- The Wonderful World of Special Effects -The Joy of Craftsmanship and Making Movies by Hand
- Remembering Ray Harryhausen -
"Jason and Argonauts"
1963/104min/Col/English with Japanese subtitle projection
21:00- The Wonderful World of Special Effects -The Joy of Craftsmanship and Making Movies by Hand
- Remembering Ray Harryhausen -
"Clash of the Titans"
1981/118min/Col/English with Japanese subtitle projection
19
(Thu)
10:30- PFF Award 2013 - B program
SHISSO LOVE LETTER
KIDS AFTER IT
13:00- PFF Award 2013 - C program
HIS EYS IS ON THE SPARROW
MEJIMA
15:45- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- Japanese Filmmakers Based in China -
The Black Square by Hiroshi Okuhara
2012/141min/Col/Mandarin Chinese with Japanese subtitle/English subtitle
*Director will be appeared
19:15- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- Japanese Filmmakers Based in China -
Egg and Stone by Huang Ji
2012/101min/Col/Hunan dialect with Japanese subtitle/English subtitle
*Director and Cinematographer,Ryuji Otsuka will be appeared.
21:40- Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
- Special Discussion on the Present State of Filmmaking in China -
by Shozo Ichiyama, Ryuji Otsuka and Hiroshi Okuhara
*Limited programme and no admission charge for the audiences who attend the screening of The Black Square or Egg and Stone.
20
(Fri)
16:30- PFF Award 2013 prize-giving ceremony

[[Ticket info.]]
*Advance tickets will only be sold at Ticket PIA

Competition section

-PFF Award 2013 programmes ticket
-Award ceremony with grand prize film's screening ticket

< Advance tickets >
1 programme -reserved seat [P code : 551-640] 1,000 YEN
PFF Award programme pass [P code : 465-015] 6,000 YEN

*limited for 20 passes / Award ceremony can be entered
* the pass has to be exchanged to a reserved-seat ticket at the Cinequinto on the day of screening.
In the case of no vacancy, there is a case you may not see the programme.

< Tickets on the day >
1 programme -reserved seat 1,200 YEN
Student ticket -reserved seat 800 YEN

Invitation section

-Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker
-The Wonderful World of Special Effects

< Advance tickets >
1 programme -reserved seat [P code : 551-641] 1,300 YEN

< Tickets on the day >
1 programme -reserved seat 1,500 YEN
Student ticket -reserved seat 1,200 YEN

Purchasing advanced tickets

* Cinequinto doesn't sell PFF tickets.

・at Ticket PIA shops ( find your closest shop *only in Japanese)
・at Circle K Sunkus, Seven-Eleven
・Internet http://pia.jp/t/pff/
・After booking at Ticket PIA by phone, please pick up the tickets at Ticket PIA shops, Circle K Sunkus or Seven-Eleven
* If you purchase the tickets at PIA station / spot, you can reserve a seat.
[Ticket PIA auto voice booking TEL: 0570-02-9999 *only in Japanese]

NOTES

・Telephone booking of advance tickets are up to 6 days and direct purchasing is up to 3 days before each screening day.
・No refunds, exchange and re-issued of advance tickets
・105 yen ticketing fee per ticket will be charged if you purchase tickets at Ticket PIA, Circle K Sunkus, Seven-Eleven
・315 yen system ticketing fee and usage fee will be charged if you purchase tickets through internet or telephone booking system.
・Students are required to present the student ID to purchase the ticket on the screening day.

[[ACCESS]]

CINE QUINTO

Venue : Cinequinto(Shibuya PARCO PART-3 8F, 14-5 Udagawacho,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo-to)
Phone : 03-3477-5905
URL : http://www.cinequinto.com/
Access : 8min walk from JR Shibuya station

August 10, 2013

35th PIA FILM FESTIVAL

35th PIA FILM FESTIVAL / Sep. 14 - 20 / @ CineQuinto - Shibuya PARCO PartIII - 8F

web page is opened. * only in Japanese.

PFF Award 2013 programme;16 films out of 511 will be shown. Award ceremony will be held on 20th Sep. 16:30~

Invitation programme ; Lecture Series: 5 Ways to Become a Filmmaker.
We will pick up 5 cases for becoming and being a film director with holding lecture programmes.

Foreign Filmmakers Based in Japan / Distributing Movies Online/ Investigating the Structures of Self-production / How to make low budget films /Japanese Filmmakers Based in China - Special Discussion on the Present State of Filmmaking in China -by Shozo Ichiyama, Ryuji Otsuka and Hiroshi Okuhara.



Memorial of Ray Harryhausen- Wonderful world of Special Effects-The Joy of Craftsmanship and Making Movies by Hand ; The 7th Voyage of Sindbad (1958), Jason and Argonauts (1963), Clash of the Titans (1981)

Special lecture programme; Part 1 : Why "Special Effects Museum"? & Part 2 : Special Effects Revisited

Contact : (03) 5774-5296 / international@pff.jp

July 10, 2013

Line-up for PFF Award 2013 programme

Among 511 entry films, brand-new and young talented 16 films have been selected for the forth coming Pia Film Festival Award 2013 programme. Those films will be firstly shown at 35th Pia Film Festival at Shibuya Cinequint in Tokyo in Sep 14 -20 and then Nagoya, Kyoto, Kobe and Fukuoka prefectures are followed.

June 3, 2013

THE TOWN OF WHALES received Major Actor Award

PFF Award 2012 grand prize film, THE TOWN OF WHALES by Keiko Tsuruoka

was shown at 11th Festival Internacional de Cine de Cuenca in Ecuador, May 25 - 31.

Its main actor, Sui Katano received Major Actor Award on 31st May.

September 30, 2012

Result of Pia Film Festival Award 2012

The Town of Whales by Keiko Tsuruoka

video/70min./color  with English subtitle

won Grand Prize & Gemstone Award

 

The Charm of Others by Ryutaro Ninomiya

video/92min./color  with English subtitle

won Runner-up Award

 

The Kumamoto Dormitory by Goichi Mine

video/71min./color  with English subtitle

won Special Jury Prize

 

Ah, Ah, Ah by Kana Inoue

video/43min./color

won Special Jury Prize

 

stay tuned by Tomoyuki Ito

video/65min./color

won Special Jury Prize

 

Shady by Ryohei Watanabe

video/94min./color  with English subtitle

won Entertainment Award & Cinema Fan Award

 

Please Please Me by Taro Aoishi

video/65min./color

won The Japan P.E.N Club Award* 

*specially set up in 2012                                                                         
 

 

 

 

September 12, 2012

PFF 2012 is approaching!

In addition to our main programme PFF Award 2012, for English speakers,please don't miss English version's Michael Powell's five films and English subtitled Lilou's Adventure by Izuru Kumasaka!

Five precious Michael Powell's films
in original English version will be shown!


"The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"

"The Red Shoes" (1948/35mm/136min)
Sep.18th at 12:30~/21st at 13:30~

"The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"
(1943/35mm/163min)
Sep.18th at 15:30~/26th at 18:00~

"A Matter of Life and Death"
(1946/35mm/104min)
Sep.18th at 19:00~/26th at 15:30~

"Black Narcissus" (1947/35mm/100min)
Sep.21st at 16:30~/26th at 13:00~

"His Lordship" (1932/35mm/72min)
Sep.21st at 19:15~/22nd at 12:15~

"Lilou's Adventure" (2012/117min) by Izuru Kumasaka
Sep.21st at 18:30~

Izuru Kumasaka's debut and also 17th PFF scholarship film ASYL received The Best First Feature Award at 58th Berlinale in 2008.

And this year, as recent fantastic news, his second feature film Lilou's Adventure won the Red Chameleon Award and the Blue Chameleon Award at the 6th Cinema Digital Seoul (CinDi) Film Festival in Korea.
The juries decided to award the cute Japanese film about gutsy little girls would be taken "as one viewpoint on the future of Asian cinema."

Advanced tickets are now on sale!

August 7, 2012

34th Pia Film Festival

34th Pia Film Festival(PFF) is held from Sep 18 to 28 at the Film center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Our main programme is PFF Award competiton which continues from 1977. This year, we will introduce the most powerful and talented 16 works in this programme!  

MORE FUKUSHIMA by Hidenori Kato
Japan has abolished nuclear power generation by 2021, but another nightmarish accident occurs!

AH, AH, AH by Kana Inoue
A look at the various forms of "womanhood" surrounding a boyish high school girl.

OHAYO!-GOOD MORNING by Mizuki Sakugawa
What does a humiliated boy suffering from unrequited love spit out at the end of his flight?

SHADY by Ryohei Watanabe
A solitary high school girl befriends a charming classmate, but she reveals a shocking madness.

THE TOWN OF WHALES by Keiko Tsuruoka
A vibrant portrayal of the conflicting, wavering emotions of three high school friends.

THE KUMAMOTO DORMITORY by Goichi Mine
The half-assed, fruitless, but endearing days of a university student who comes to Tokyo from Kumamoto

FROM HERE TO NOWHERE by Ken Kawai
A road movie of a young man who has forgotten his dream and a dyed-blonde delinquent girl traveling north together.

UNDERWATER by Ayaka Kato
A captivating depiction of the strengths and weaknesses of a junior high school girl being bullied in a rural town.

stay tuned by Tomoyuki Ito
The dull high school boy's true identity is a star contributor of late-night radio!

LIGHT MY FIRE by Masashi Nagayama
A young man is saved by a middle-aged man on a mountain road at night, but is shaken by the older man's sense of morality.

Her Res ― 3 cases in which you will find me in 3 minutes by Yuki Yamato
An experimental series of short films about two contrasting young women.

Please Please Me by Taro Aoishi
A university student who lives modestly and happily discovers the malice that exists in this world.

A STEPMOTHER by Takashi Kudo
Kanako has dealt with her stepmother's excessive meddling until now, but...

THE CHARM OF OTHERS by Ryutaro Ninomiya
The turbulence that surfaces in the daily lives of an immature group of factory workers.

JISHIN - Earthquake and Confidence by Yasuomi Kawahara
One month after a great disaster, a man comes to Tokyo to bring his ex back to Osaka.

RIKO by Aya Yumiba
A quiet girl learns how to connect with others by living together with a middle-aged man.
    

The PFF Award ceremony will be held on 28th Sep and you can be a witness of the brand-new Japanese films!

22nd PFF Scholarship film, HOMESICK by Satoru Hirohara will be shown as world premire on 27th Sep.

And more!

Advanced tickets are now on sale!

 

April 9, 2012

THE END OF PUBERTY received JURY PRIZE at the HKIFF

The 21st PFF Scholarship Film, The End of Puberty by Shoko Kimura was shown at the Young Cinema Competiton of 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival in Hong Kong, Mar. 21 - Apr. 5

 And it received JURY PRIZE.

October 7, 2011

Recreation received Special Mention at the VIFF2011

One of PFF Award 2011 nominated films, Recreation by Yoshihiro Nagano received Special Mention of Dragons & Tigers Award at Vancouver Internaitonal Film Festival 2011.

Also the one of PFF Award 2011 nominated films and won Special Jury Award, OUR FUTURE by Kashou Iizuka have got good reputation from the Vancouver writer Naomi Moses.

October 5, 2011

Result of Pia Film Festival Award 2011

DAMN LIFE by Hitoshi Kitagawa
video/84min/col with English subtitle
won Grand Prize

As the Season Goes Around by Shintaro Hihara
video/45min/col
won Runner-up Prize

TAITO by Rokuro
video/70min/col
won Special Jury Prize

passion by Michitoshi Nambu
video/92min/col
won Special Jury Prize

Our Future by Kashou Iizuka
video/75min/col with English subtitle
won Special Jury Prize

TOMINAGA PARK by Ryu Morioka
video/95min/col with English subtitle
won Entertainment Award

children by Shingo Takeda
video/108min/col with English subtitle
won Cinema Fan Award

September 13, 2011

33rd Pia Film Festival

33rd Pia Film Festival (PFF) is held in Sep 20 - 30 at the Film center of the National Museum of the Modern Art, Tokyo.

You can meet the brand-new and powerful 17 films which are selected from 602 submissions at PFF main programme, PFF Award 2011.

MITSUKO DELIVERS, the latest film of Yuya Ishii who is a director of the 19th PFF schlarship film SAWAKO DECIDES will be shown as special preview on 20th Sep.

This year's, 21st PFF Scholarship film will be shown as world premire on 29th Sep.

And more!

Advanced tickets are now on sale!

 

March 27, 2011

Dear Festival Friends

24th, March, 2011

The Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on 11 March and the subsequent accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have been the focus of much concern around the world, and to those of you who have sent us warm words of encouragement, we appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you very much.

Here at the Pia Film Festival, the office and staff have fortunately been relatively unaffected.
Applications for the PFF Award Competition 2011 are still being accepted.
This year, the deadline is March 31, and the finalists will be announced in July. These works will be screened at the Pia Film Festival 2011, which will be held in September in Tokyo.

The recovery of the Tohoku area, or rather, of Japan itself will still probably take a very long time. But Pia Film Festival will continue to do whatever it can by having faith in the power of film and in the power of the nameless aspiring young filmmakers everywhere.

Now, more than ever before, we ask that you keep your eyes on Japanese films.

In the meantime, I will be attending the Hong Kong International Film Festival currently being held with the director of Good Morning to the World!!, Satoru Hirohara, and the director of Fit, Hiromasa Hirosue. Also, Kohki Yoshida of Household X will be attending the Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Film and the JeonJu International Film Festival.

We look forward to seeing you again someday, somewhere.

Yours sincerely,

Keiko Araki

Keiko Araki
Director
Pia Film Festival

October 12, 2010

GOOD MORNING TO THE WORLD!! won Grand prize

One of the PFF 2010 Award title, GOOD MORNING TO THE WORLD!! by Satoru Hirohara won the Grand prize of Dragons & Tigers compe. at Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada, Sep. 30 - Oct.15
 
 
August 6, 2010

SAWAKO DECIDES - 19th PFF Scholarship Film-

19th PFF Scholarship Film, SAWAKO DECIDES by Yuya Ishii won the Best Feature Film award and its main actress Hikari Mitsushima won the Best Actress award at the Fantasia Film Festival in Canada in July.
August 2, 2010

PFF Award Competition 2010

Result of The PFF Award Competition 2010

Grand prize went to YOUR HOME by Kohei Yamakawa

Runner-up prize went to JELLYFISH BOY by Shoh Kataoka

Special Jury prize went to three titles,  ICARUS UNDER THE SUN by Saori Abe & Nazuki Takahashi, GOOD MORNING TO THE WORLD!! by Satoru Hirohara and TIGER by James McFay

Best Concept -TBS- award went to ANNA by Megumi Tazaki

Entertainment - HoriPro Inc.- award went to ANNA by Megumi Tazaki

Cinema Fan award went to TOO YOUNG TO TELL A LIE by Gaku Kobayashi

Detail will be up soon!

September 22, 2009

THE DARK HARBOUR received Special Mention

THE DARK HARBOUR by Takatsugu Naito received Special Mention at the Milano Film Festival 2009
July 31, 2009

Result of Pia Film Festival Award 2009

Grand Prize :
THE TEMPERATURE OF A SECOND by Masayuki Inoue

Runner up Award :
IN THE FOG by Ryo Iizuka

Special Jurys' Award :
BIG GUN by Hajime Ohata,
CHAIN by Akihito Kajiya,
ORDINALY LOVE by Shoko Kimura

TBS- Best Concept Award :
MY LYRICAL AGE by Shujian Ren

IMAGICA - Tecnical Achievement Award :
MY LYRICAL AGE by Shujian Ren

Audience Award :
ISLAND OF DREAMS by Tetsuichiro Tsuta

July 4, 2009

THE DARK HARBOUR received Special Mention

THE DARK HARBOR received the Special Mention for New Talent Competition at Taipei Film Festival
May 7, 2009

31st Pia Film Festival

31st Pia Film Festival will be held in July 17-31 at National Film Center / The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Main programme is PFF Award and special programmes are retrospective of Nagisa Oshima and Clint Eastwood.

More, 31st PFF site (only in Japanese)

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