Sunday, October 28, 2007

20th Tokyo International Film Festival Awards Winners

Today the TIFF Awards were announced and here they are.

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix: Bikur Hatizmoret (The Band’s Visit), Eran Kolirin, Israel and France. In the picture is Eran Kolirin and actor Sasson Gabai.

Special Jury Prize: The Western Trunk Line, Director Li Jixian, China and Japan
Best Director: Peter Howitt for Dangerous Parking, UK
Best Actress: Shefali Shah for Gandhi My Father, Feroz Abbas, Khan, India
Best Actor: Damian Ul for Sztuckzki (Tricks), Adrzej Jakimoski, Poland
Best Artistic Contribution: Valzer (The Waltz), Salvatore Maira, Italy
The Audience Award: Leroy, Armin Voelckers, Germany

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award: Singapore Dreaming, Yen Yen Woo and Colin Goh, Singapore
Asian Film Special Mention: Chalanggai (Dancing Bells), Deepak Kumaran Menon, Malaysia
Japanese Eyes Best Picture Award: United Red Army, Koji Wakamatsu, Japan
Japanese Eyes Special Award: Tears of Kitty, Toshiyuki Morioka, Japan

The 4th Akira Kurosawa Award: Lord Puttnum of Queensgate C.B.E.

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