In this the last year of the 20th century, TIFF attempted to provide an overview of the past century through film.
Nippon Cinema Classics presented Document 20th Century, showing prominent feature-length documentaries made after WWII.
At International Video Image Symposium under the Digital Nouvelle Vague theme, making-of videos of Mamoru Oshii's Avalon and Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark were shown. Festival audiences and participants in particular discussed in detail the Dogma 95 movement pushed forth by von Trier and other Danish directors, which was made possible through innovations in digital technologies and miniaturization of filming equipment.








1. Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the opening screening of The 6th Day. 2. Edward Norton, whose directorial debut film, Keeping the Faith, was selected to the Competition section. 3. Drew Barrymore (right) and Lucy Liu attend the closing screening of Charlie’s Angels. 4. Chow Yun-fat blows a kiss to his fans at the screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. 5. Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu, director of Grand Prix-winning film Amores Perros. 6. A One and a Two in Cinema Prism section. From right: director Edward Yang, lead actors Jonathan Chang and Issey Ogata. 7. Director Wong Kar-wai of In the Mood for Love, with stars Tony Leung (left) and Maggie Cheung (right).


Competition Total number of applications: 457 films from 44 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Love's a Bitch / Director: Alejandro González Inárritu

Special Jury Prize

Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors / Director: Hong Sang-soo

Best Director Award - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Alejandro González Inárritu / Love's a Bitch

Best Screenplay Award

Stuart Blumberg / Keeping the Faith

Best Actress Award

Jennifer Jason Leigh / The King is Alive

Best Actor Award

Moussa Maaskri / Mondialito

Best Artistic Contribution Award

One More Day / Director: Babak Payami

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Ritual / Director: Hideaki Anno

Asian Film Award

Asian Film Award

Three Brothers / Director: Serik Aprymov

Special Mention

Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors / Director: Hong Sang-soo



President of the Jury

Volker Schlöndorff (Director)


Lawrence Bender (Producer)

Michael Winterbottom (Director)

Michele Monique Reis (Actress)

Teruyo Nogami (Production Manager)

Asian Film Award

President of the Jury

Jean-Michel Frodon (Reporter for Le Monde)


Kazuo Maemura (Reporter for Tokyo Shimbun)

Yukiko Hibino (Film Coordinator)

Masahiro Kobayashi (Film Director)

Yukiko Nakamura (Manager Planning Dept.of Le Cinema

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