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Sunday, October 26, 2008

21st Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners


Today the fest had its closing ceremony and these are the awards given.

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix: Tulpan, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Russia and Poland

Special Jury Prize: Cztery noce z Anna (4 Nights with Anna), Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland and France
Best Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy for Tulpan, Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Russia and Poland
Best Actress: Felicite Wouassi for Aide Toi le Ciel t’Aidera (With a Little Help from Myself), Francois Dupeyron, France
Best Actor: Vincent Cassel for Part 1: L7Instinct De Mort et Part 2: L7Ennemi Public Numero 1 [Public Enemy Number One (Part 1 & 2)], Jean-Francois Richet, France
Best Artistic Contribution: Aide Toi le Ciel t’Aidera (With a Little Help from Myself), Francois Dupeyron, France

Audience Award: School Days with a Pig, Tetsu Maeda, Japan

Earth Prizes
Grand Prix: Cenizas del Cielo (Ashes from the Sky), José Antonio Quirós, Spain
Jury Award: School Days with a Pig, Ttsu Maeda, Japan
Special Award: The Meerkats, James Honeyborne, USA

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award: My Marlon and Brando, Huseyin Karabey, Turkey
Special Mentions
The Sun Also Rises, Jian Wen, China (starring Joan Chen)
Muallaf (The Convert), Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysia
The Way We Are, Ann Hui, China

Japanese Eyes Awards
Best Picture: Buy a Suit, Jun Ichikawa, Japan
Special Award: Ittoku Kishibe (Osaka Hamlet), Fujiro Mitsuishi, Japan

Akira Kurosawa Award: Nikita Mikhalkov and Chen Kaige

To check the awards go here.

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