LIST OF TIFF AWARDS 歴代受賞結果

24th [2011]

Competition Total number of applications: 975 films from 76 countries / regions

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Untouchable / Director: Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache

2011 / France

A moving drama tracing the growth of an indomitable friendship transcending social class, race, and age between a rich man paralyzed from a spinal injury and a poor young man assigned to his care.The filmmakers interviewed the author of the memoir that inspired its story, and shared his stance of maintaining a humorous outlook. While touching upon the positive and negative aspects of modern French society, it presents a funny and moving depiction of male friendship.

Special Jury Prize

The Woodsman and the Rain / Director:Shuichi Okita

Best Director Award

Ruben Östlund / Play

Best Actress Award

Glenn Close / Albert Nobbs

Best Actor Award

François Cluzet / Untouchable

Best Actor Award

Omar Sy / Untouchable

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Kora / Director:Du Jiayi

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Detachment / Director:Tony Kaye

Audience Award

When Pigs Have Wings / Director: Sylvain Estibal

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

The Mirror Never Lies / Director: Kamila Andini

Special Jury Prize

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga / Director: Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov

Winds of Asia - Middle East

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award

Trespassers / Director: Jeffrey Jeturian

Special Mention

The Mirror Never Lies / Director: Kamila Andini

Special Mention

TATSUMI / Director: Eric Khoo

Special Mention

The Robot / Director: S. Shankar

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

About the Pink Sky / Director: Keiichi Kobayashi

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23th [2010]

Competition Total number of applications: 832 films from 76 countries / regions

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Intimate Grammar / Director: Nir Bergman

2010 / Israel

This film is set in a miraculously peaceful Israel in 1963, prior to the Six-Day War. Based on a story by author David Grossman who has long been involved in the peace movement, it depicts defiance of the turbulent times on the horizon through the emotional journey of a young man who has ceased to grow. This successful adaptation by director Bergman, which adds comedic elements to the weighty source material, brought him his second TIFF Grand Prix win following Broken Wing.

Special Jury Prize

Post Card / Director: Kaneto Shindo

Best Director Award

Gilles Paquet-Brenner / Sarah's Key

Best Actress Award

Fan Bingbing / Buddha Mountain

Best Actor Award

Wang Qian-yuan / The Piano in a Factory

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Buddha Mountain / Director:Li Yu

Audience Award

Sarah's Key / Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

Waterlife / Director: Kevin McMahon

Special Jury Prize

Nanga Parbat / Director: Joseph Vilsmaier

Winds of Asia - Middle East

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award

Passerby #3 / Director: Shin Su-won

Special Mention

The Tiger Factory / Director: Woo Ming Jin

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

hospitalité / Director: Koji Fukada

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22th [2009]

Competition Total number of applications: 743 films from 81 countries / regions

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Eastern Plays / Director: Kamen Kalev

2009 / Bulgaria

A striking evocation of conflicted souls who have lost their way in an evolving Eastern European city. Director Kalev found the inspiration for this film in the real life experiences of his lead actor Christov. Captivated by the way of life of his longtime friend, he offered him the role. Places and people from his past also make appearances. Christov, who died in an accident soon after the film was shot, was posthumously awarded Best Actor at TIFF.

Special Jury Prize

Rabia / Director: Sebastián Cordero

Best Director Award

Kamen Kalev / Eastern Plays

Best Actress Award

Julie Gayet / Eight Times Up

Best Actor Award

Christo Christov / Eastern Plays

Best Artistic Contribution Award

No Winner

Audience Award

The Trotsky / Director: Jacob Tierney

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

Wolf / Director: Nicolas Vanier

Winds of Asia - Middle East

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award

A Brand New Life / Director: Ounie Lecomte

Special Contribution Award

Director: Yasmin Ahmad

Special Mention

I Saw the Sun / Director: Mahsun Kırmızıgül

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

LIVE TAPE / Director: Tetsuaki Matsue

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21th [2008]

Competition Total number of applications: 690 films from 72 countries / regions

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

TULPAN / Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy

2008 / Germany=Switzerland=Kazakhstan=Russia=Poland

A sailor returns to Kazakhstan to wed a sheepherder's daughter, but she refuses because of his big ears. A unique evocation of nature's severity and the simplicity of nomadic life. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes and Best First Feature at the London Film Festival.

Special Jury Prize

4 Nights with Anna / Director: Jerzy Skolimowski

Best Director Award

Sergey Dvortsevoy / TULPAN

Best Actress Award

Félicité Wouassi / With a Little Help from Myself

Best Actor Award

Vincent Cassel / Public Enemy No.1(Part1 & 2)

Best Artistic Contribution Award

With a Little Help from Myself / Director: François Dupeyron

Audience Award

School Days with a Pig / Director: Tetsu Maeda

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

Ashes from the Sky / Director: José Antonio Quirós

Jury Award

School Days with a Pig / Director: Tetsu Maeda

Special Award

The Meerkats / Director: James Honeyborne

Winds of Asia - Middle East

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award

My Marlon and Brando / Director: Huseyin Karabey

Special Mention

The Sun Also Rises / Director: Jiang Wen

Special Mention

The Convert / Director: Yasmin Ahmad

Special Mention

The Way We Are / Director: Ann Hui

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

Buy a Suit / Director: Jun Ichikawa

Special Award

Actor: Ittoku Kishibe / Osaka Hamlet

Akira Kurosawa Award

Akira Kurosawa Award

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Akira Kurosawa Award

Director: Chen Kaige

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20th [2007]

Competition Total number of applications: 668 films from 67 countries / regions

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

The Band's Visit / Director: Eran Kolirin

2007 / Israel=France

An Egyptian police orchestra is invited to Israel to foster peaceful relations, but no-one is waiting to greet them and they become lost. The group ends up in a town where a female restaurant owner takes pity on them and allows them to stay for the night. This film, a warm depiction of Egyptians and Israelis - former enemies - transcending the barriers of language, culture, and history through music, was director Kolirin's feature debut.

Special Jury Prize

The Western Trunk Line / Director: Li Ji-xian

Best Director Award

Peter Howitt / Dangerous Parking

Best Actress Award

Shefali Shah / Gandhi My Father

Best Actor Award

Damian Ul / Tricks

Best Artistic Contribution Award

The Waltz / Director: Salvatore Maira

Audience Award

Leroy / Director: Armin Voelckers

Winds of Asia - Middle East

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award

Singapore Dreaming / Director: Yen Yen Woo & Colin Goh

Special Mention

Dancing Bells / Director: Deepak Kumaran Menon

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

United Red Army / Director: Koji Wakamatsu

Special Award

Tears of Kitty / Director: Toshiyuki Morioka

Akira Kurosawa Award

Akira Kurosawa Award

David Puttnam (Lord Puttnam of Queensgate C.B.E.,President of Unicef U.K.)

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19th [2006]

Competition Total number of applications: 614 films from 66 countries / regions

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies / Director: Michel Hazanavicius

2006 / France

In 1955, Cairo is a hotbed of espionage. While good guys, bad guys, former royalty, religious sects, and various other people and items are engaged in stealthy maneuvering, French spy OSS 117 sparks an uproar. While harking back to the films of old, it also recreates their more cliched moments to maximum effect. This style of filmmaking was demonstrated to the fullest in director Hazanavicius' The Artist, which won Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.

Special Jury Prize

Thirteen Princess Trees / Director: Lu Yue

Best Director Award

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris / Little Miss Sunshine

Best Actress Award

Abigail Breslin / Little Miss Sunshine

Best Actor Award

Roy Dupuis / The Rocket

Best Artistic Contribution Award

After This Our Exile / Director: Patrick Tam

Audience Award

Little Miss Sunshine / Director: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

Winds of Asia

Best Asian Film Award

After This Our Exile / Director: Patrick Tam

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

The Cats of Mirikitani / Director: Linda Hattendorf

Special Award

Actor: Kengo Kora / M

Akira Kurosawa Award

Akira Kurosawa Award

Director: Milos Forman

Akira Kurosawa Award

Director: Kon Ichikawa

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18th [2005]

Competition Total number of applications: 586 films from 65 countries / regions

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

What the Snow Brings / Director: Kichitaro Negishi

2005 / Japan

“Rather than the explicit, I'm strongly drawn to people and things that are difficult to understand,” says director Negishi. This film was made as a result of his interest in Banei racing, in which horses pull heavy sleds over a obstacle-laden course. The freezing air of the northern plains and the wavering emotions of its characters are brilliantly captured. This film became the first in TIFF history to win awards in four categories.

Special Jury Prize

Conversations with Other Women / Director: Hans Canosa

Best Director Award

Kichitaro Negishi / What the Snow Brings

Best Actress Award

Helena Bonham Carter / Conversations with Other Women

Best Actress Award

Jin Ya-qin / You and Me

Best Actor Award

Koichi Sato / What the Snow Brings

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Loach is Fish Too / Director: Yang Ya-zhou

Audience Award

What the Snow Brings / Director: Kichitaro Negishi

Winds of Asia

Best Asian Film Award

Sepet (Slit Eyes) / Director: Yasmin Ahmad

Special Mention

Be with Me / Director: Eric Khoo

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

Who's Camus Anyway? / Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi

Special Award

Ski Jumping Pairs -Road to TORINO 2006 (Planning team of "Ski Jumping Pairs")

Akira Kurosawa Award

Akira Kurosawa Award

Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien

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17th [2004]

Competition Total number of applications: 310 films from 59 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

WHISKY / Director: Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll

2004 / Uruguay=Argentina=Germany=Spain

A stocking factory manager asks a female employee to pretend to be his wife when he is suddenly visited by his younger brother. This heartwarming and offbeat ensemble comedy from Uruguay infuses pathos into its observations of a trio who end up in an unusual living arrangement.

Special Jury Prize

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol / Director: Lu Chuan

Best Director Award

Im Chan-sang / The President's Barber

Best Actress Award

Mirella Pascual / WHISKY

Best Actor Award

Olzhas Nusuppaev / Schizo

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Chicken Is Barefoot / Director: Azuma Morisaki

Audience Award

The President's Barber / Director: Im Chan-sang

Winds of Asia

Best Asian Film Award

Possible Changes / Director: Min Byung-Kook

Japanese Eyes

Best Picture Award

JYUKAI The Sea of Trees Behind Mt. Fuji / Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto

Special Award

Actor: Kanji Tsuda / JYUKAI The Sea of Trees Behind Mt. Fuji

Akira Kurosawa Award

Akira Kurosawa Award

Director: Steven Spielberg

Akira Kurosawa Award

Director: Yoji Yamada

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16th [2003]

Competition Total number of applications: 363 films from 51 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Nuan / Director: Huo Jianqi

2003 / China

Jinghe, a government worker in Beijing, returns to his home village for the first time in ten years. He intends to stay only briefly because of his wife and child, but forgotten memories come flooding back when he reunites with his first love Nuan on a bridge. Based on a novel by Mo Yan, who also wrote Red Sorghum. Director Huo's earlier film Postmen in the Mountains won Best Picture at the Golden Rooster Awards and the Montreal World Film Festival's People's Choice Award.

Special Jury Prize

The Suit / Director: Bakhtiyar Khudoinazarov

Best Director Award - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Chris Valentien & Till Terror a.k.a. Schauder / Santa Smokes

Best Actress Award

Shinobu Terajima / VIBRATOR

Best Actress Award

Khristy Jean Hulslander / Santa Smokes

Best Actor Award

Teruyuki Kagawa / Nuan

Best Artistic Contribution Award

The Suit / Director: Bakhtiyar Khudoinazarov

Winds of Asia

Asian Film Award

Memories of Murder / Director: Bong Joon-ho

Special Mention

Jealousy Is My Middle Name / Director: Park Chan-ok

Special Mention

Gone is the one who held me dearest in the world / Director: Ma Xiao Ying

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15th [2002]

Competition Total number of applications: 319 films from 47 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Broken Wings / Director: Nir Bergman

2002 / Israel

A father suddenly dies and a family of five attempt to overcome the pain of their loss despite their problems, which revolve around conflict and antagonism between the mother and her daughter. Director Bergman takes on another story focusing on a family after painstakingly depicting the psychology of a young boy with a complicated home environment in his debut short Sea Horse. This domestic drama exudes affection for humanity and elicits a deep emotional response.

Special Jury Prize

Hotel Hibiscus / Director: Yuji Nakae

Best Director Award - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Carlo Rola / Sass

Best Screenplay Award

Jason Xenopoulos / Promised Land

Best Actress Award

Donatella Finocchiaro / Angela

Best Actor Award

Graham Greene / Skins

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Director of Photography: Shao Dan / Sky Lovers

Winds of Asia

Asian Film Award

Flying with One Wing / Director: Asoka Handagama

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14th [2001]

Competition Total number of applications: 576 films from 49 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Slogans / Director: Gjergj Xhuvani

2001 / Albania=France

In Albania under a communist regime in the late 1970s, a male teacher sent to an elementary school in a mountain village chooses one of two political slogans that his students will have to spell out with rocks on a hillside as part of an assignment. As a result, the class of his female colleague is tasked with the longer slogan... This excellent film, set in a beautiful and remote locale, depicts the dogma and demagoguery that springs from ideology.

Special Jury Prize

Under the Moonlight / Director: Reza Mir-Karimi

Best Director Award - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Reza Mir-Karimi / Under the Moonlight

Best Director Award - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Gjergj Xhuvani / Slogans

Best Screenplay Award

Yoshi Yokota / KEWAISHI

Best Actress Award

Luiza Xhuvani / Slogans

Best Actor Award

Andrew Howard / Mr In-Between

Best Artistic Contribution Award

One Fine Spring Day / Director: Hur Jin-ho

Asian Film Award

Asian Film Award

Canon on Tuesday / Director: Shiori Kazama

Special Mention

This is My Moon / Director: Asoka Handagama

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13th [2000]

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

1999 / Mexico

In Mexico City, which boasts the largest metropolitan population in the world, a car accident causes the lives and deaths of three groups of people to intersect in odd ways. This astonishing work depicts wild and tragic love stories in a three-part structure, and as the title Love's a Bitch suggests, dogs play an important role in all of its narrative threads. This film was I__rritu's directorial debut, and also won the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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

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12th [1999]

Competition Total number of applications: 457 films from 52 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Darkness and Light / Director: Chang Tso-chi

1999 / Taiwan

A coming-of-age story that focuses on a summer romance, as experienced by a girl on the verge of adulthood. A 17-year-old university student returns home during her summer holidays to the port city of Keelung of on the outskirts of Taipei. She falls in love with a young man, but his association with a local gang sees him caught up in a turf war... A wistful portrayal of the fragile, brief-lived attraction between these two youths, and pleasant times spent with loving families.

Special Jury Prize

Rainbow Trout / Director: Park Chong-won

Best Director Award

Martha Fiennes / Onegin

Best Actress Award

Maria Galiana / Alone

Best Actor Award

Carlos Alvarez-Novoa / Alone

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Luna Papa / Director: Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov

Competition

Tokyo Gold Prize - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Darkness and Light / Director: Chang Tso-chi

Asian Film Award

Darkness and Light / Director: Chang Tso-chi

Special Mention

Dead or Alive / Director: Takashi Miike

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11th [1998]

Competition Total number of applications: 513 films from 45 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Open Your Eyes / Director: Alejandro Amenábar

1997 / Spain

The charmed life of a wealthy and handsome young man is shattered when his obsessive ex-girlfriend causes an accident that disfigures him. His reality gradually begins to take on a bizarre dimension, and he wanders through a nightmarish world from which he cannot awaken. This film was later remade in the United States under the title Vanilla Sky. Director Amen_bar won a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award in 2005 for The Sea Inside.

Special Jury Prize

Leaf on a Pillow / Director: Garin Nugroho

Best Director Award

Guy Ritchie / Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Best Actress Award

Maki Miyamoto / The Geisha House

Best Actor Award

Brad Renfro / Apt Pupil

Best Artistic Contribution Award

The Red Violin / Director: François Girard

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Smoke Signals / Director: Chris Eyre

Tokyo Gold - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Spring in My Hometown / Director: Lee Kwang-mo

Tokyo Silver Prize

The Small Town / Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Asian Film Award

Asian Film Award

Dance of Dust / Director: Abolfazl Jalili

Special Mention

Qualified to Live / Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Special Mention

The Adopted Son / Director: Aktan Abdikalikov

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10th [1997]

International Competition Total number of applications: 317 films from 50 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

The Perfect Circle / Director: Ademir Kenović

1997 / Bosnia and Herzegovina=France

In 1992 as the civil conflict worsens in Sarajevo, a lonely poet whose family has fled the country takes in two young brothers who have been orphaned by the war. A strong family-like bond begins to form between them as they live together, and so the poet decides to contact the brothers' aunt who has fled to Germany, and he helps them escape the war-torn nation. The film was made during the actual Siege of Sarajevo. Director Kenovi_ later served on the TIFF competition jury in 1998.

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Beyond Silence / Director: Caroline Link

1996 / Germany

Set in the countryside in the south of Germany, this film focuses on the deep bond between deaf parents and their daughter Lara. It skilfully depicts their acceptance of one another for who they are and their paths to independence through the growth of the daughter, who aspires to become a musician. This film was director Link's directorial debut, and in 2003 she won a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award for her film Nowhere in Africa.

Special Jury Prize

Brassed Off / Director: Mark Herman

Best Director Award

Ademir Kenović / The Perfect Circle

Best Screenplay Award

Caroline Link & Beth Serlin / Beyond Silence

Best Actress Award

Rene Liu / Murmur of Youth

Best Actress Award

Tseng Jing / Murmur of Youth

Best Actor Award

Koji Yakusho / CURE

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Skirt Power / Director: Adama Drabo /Director of Photography: Lionel Cousin

Special Award for his Lifetime Achievements

Director: Manoel de Oliveira / Journey to the Beginning of the World

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 290 films from 43 countries / regions

Tokyo Gold Prize - The Governor of Tokyo Award

The Traveller from the South / Director: Parviz Shahbazi

1997 / Iran

A touching story about the friendship between a teenage boy and an elderly woman, set in Teheran. A young man meets an old woman while traveling on a train and helps to find the person who stole her money, then escorts her to the airport. Furthermore, after she suddenly collapses, he springs into action to raise money for her heart operation. With its many episodes that take place during the new year's holidays, it vividly captures the daily lives of the Iranian people.

Tokyo Silver Prize

Junk Mail / Director: Pal Sletaune

Tokyo Bronze Prize

Eye of God / Director: Tim Blake Nelson

Asian Film Award

Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie / Director: Jang Sun-woo

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9th [1996]

International Competition Total number of applications: 242 films from 47 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Kolya / Director: Jan Svérák

1996 / Czech=UK=France

In 1988, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, a middle-aged cellist living in Prague enters into a fake marriage with a Russian woman in exchange for money. However, she ends up defecting to West Germany where her true love resides, leaving her young son behind. Director Sv_r_k co-wrote the screenplay with his father, who also plays the lead role. In 1996, it won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Special Jury Prize

In Full Gallopo / Director: Krzysztof Zanussi

Special Jury Prize

Libertarias / Director: Vicente Aranda

Best Director Award

Wu Tian-ming / The King of Masks

Best Screenplay Award

Zdenék Svérák / Kolya

Best Actress Award

Hildegunn Riise / The Other Side of Sunday

Best Actress Award

Marie Theisen / The Other Side of Sunday

Best Actor Award

Zhu Xu / The King of Masks

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Ryohkan / Director: Masahisa Sadanaga

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Gabbeh / Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 247 films from 39 countries / regions

Tokyo Gold Prize - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Last Holiday / Director: Amir Karakulov

1996 / Kazakhstan

Set in 1979 when the Republic of Kazakhstan was still part of the Soviet Union, this bittersweet coming-of-age drama unfolds in a time of distrust in a surveillance society under communist rule, when betrayals and incriminations were commonplace among families and friends. Its protagonists are three high school delinquents. The camerawork, capturing their crimes and desperation head-on, creates a palpable tension.

Tokyo Silver Prize

A Drifting Life / Director: Lin Cheng-sheng

Tokyo Bronze Prize

Bandwagon / Director: John Schultz

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8th [1995]

International Competition Total number of applications: 233 films from 44 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

No Winner

Special Jury Prize

The Man Who Read Music from Plates / Director: Jan Jakub Kolski

Best Director Award

Jose Novoa / Sicario-Assassin for Hire

Best Actress Award

Yasuko Tomita / The Christ of Nanjing

Best Actor Award

No Winner

Best Artistic Contribution Award

The Christ of Nanjing / Director: Tony Au

Best Supporting Actress Award

Ellen Muth / Dolores Claiborne

Best Supporting Actress Award

Gledys Ibarra / Sicario-Assassin for Hire

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 235 films from 38 countries / regions

Tokyo Gold Prize- The Governor of Tokyo Award

The White Balloon / Director: Jafar Panahi

1995 / Iran

A young girl loses money for buying a goldfish. As she searches for it, she meets several people and experiences their goodness, indifference, and confusion. This is the feature debut of director Panahi, a former assistant director to Abbas Kiarostami, who wrote the screenplay. It also won the Cannes Film Festival's Camera d'Or. Panahi has since received numerous awards at film festivals around the world, but has also been imprisoned and released by Iranian authorities.

Tokyo Gold Prize- The Governor of Tokyo Award

The Usual Suspects / Director: Bryan Singer

1995 / USA

A serious incident occurs on a ship in California. As the police grill the suspects, details emerge regarding the robbery of a money-laden vehicle in New York. This crime mystery gives a detailed account of the illegal schemes of five crooks. Its intricate structure and use of flashbacks contributed to its Academy Award win for Best Original Screenplay. Director Singer went on to kickstart the X-Men film series, which sparked a spate of films featuring comic superheroes.

Tokyo Bronze Prize

The Daughter-in-law / Director: Steve Wang

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7th [1994]

International Competition Total number of applications: 206 films from 46 countries / regions

Grand Prix - The Governor of Kyoto Award/The mayor of Kyoto Award/The Governor of Tokyo Award

The Day the Sun Turned Cold / Director: Yim-Ho

1994 / China=Hong Kong

This film by Ho, one of the central figures of Hong Kong cinema's new wave during the 1980s, was shot on location in northeast China with the assistance of the Changchun Film Studio. Based on real events, it presents a weighty depiction of an incident in which a son reported his mother to the police after she killed his philandering father. The superb cinematography by Hou Yong (The Blue Kite) fully evokes the atmosphere of this bitterly cold region.

Special Jury Prize

47 Ronin / Director: Kon Ichikawa

The Best Director Award

Yim-Ho / The Day the Sun Turned Cold

The Best Actress Award

Debra Winger / A Dangerous Woman

The Best Actor Award

Niu Zhen-hua / Back to Back, Face to Face

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 230 films from 42 countries / regions

Gold Prize - The Governor of Kyoto Award/The Mayor of Kyoto Award/The Governor of Tokyo Award

Letter to an Angel / Director: Garin Nugroho

1993 / Indonesia

A nine-year-old boy living in a village where ancient customs live on believes that his mother has become an angel after her death, and writes letters to her. Then one day, he receives a reply... Featuring powerful, documentary-style camerawork, this film achieved international recognition for Indonesian director Nugroho. He later became a regular guest at TIFF, and also served as a competition juror in 2006.

Silver Prize

Amateur / Director: Hal Hartley

Bronze Prize

Fresh / Director: Boaz Yakin

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6th [1993]

International Competition Total number of applications: 246 films from 40 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

The Blue Kite / Director: Tian Zhuangzhuang

1993 / China

A restrained study of a woman and her marriages to three men, her young son, and the people in their lives, set in Beijing during the 1950s and 1960s. Lu Liping brilliantly plays a woman living through turbulent times as China adopts communism, rapidly leans toward left-wing ideology, and enters the Cultural Revolution. The film was banned in China, which added an unusual frisson to its Grand Prix win. Director Tian's parents were persecuted during the Cultural Revolution.

Special Jury Prize

Searching for Bobby Fischer / Director: Steven Zaillian

Best Director Award

Taylor Hackford / Blood in Blood Out

Best Actress Award

Lu Li-ping / The Blue Kite

Best Actress Award

Lolita Davidovich / Younger and Younger

Best Actor Award

Masahiro Motoki / Last Song

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Abraham Valley / Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Map of the Human Heart / Vincent Ward

Best Screenplay Award

Petr Todorovsky / Encore, Once More Encore

Special Mention for the Talent of the Future

Annie Galipau / Map of the Human Heart

Special Mention for the Talent of the Future

Robert Joamie / Map of the Human Heart

Special Mention for the Talent of the Future

Max Pomeranc / Searching for Bobby Fischer

Special Mention for the Talent of the Future

Wang Qizan / Moonlight Boy

Special Mention for the Talent of the Future

Chen Xiaoman / The Blue Kite

Special Mention for the Talent of the Future

Zhang Wenyao / The Blue Kite

Special Mention for the Talent of the Future

Yi Tian / The Blue Kite

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 234 films from 43 countries / regions

Tokyo Gold Prize - The Governor of Tokyo Award

For Fun / Director: Ning Ying

1993 / Hong Kong=China

Han retires from his job as a manager at a Peking Opera school, and decides to form a troupe of his own with a bunch of aged men who loiter in a park. Their activities begin to gain recognition for Han, but a minor incident sees him leave the group. Director Ning was also an assistant director on The Last Emperor. This film, a rich evocation of the vitality of the elderly, also won the FIPRESCI at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Tokyo Silver Prize

No Winner

Tokyo Bronze Prize

The Olympic Summer / Director: Gordian Maugg

Tokyo Bronze Prize

Because Why / Director: Arto Paragamian

Tokyo Bronze Prize

Rebels of the Neon God / Director: Tsai Ming-liang

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5th [1992]

International Competition Total number of applications: 236 films from 42 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

White Badge / Director: Chung Ji-young

1992 / Korea

During the Vietnam War, Korea dispatched over 300,000 troops in support of its ally, the United States. Adapted from a novel that won acclaim in Europe and the U.S., this socially conscious drama unflinchingly examines the true meaning of war through two comrades in arms who struggle to deal with their experiences. Star Ahn Sung-ki missed out on winning a prize for his performance at TIFF, but later received the Best Actor Award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival.

Special Jury Prize

About Love, Tokyo / Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi

Best Director Award

Chung Ji-young / White Badge

Best Actress Award

Lumi Cavazos / Like Water for Chocolate

Best Actor Award

Max Von Sydow / The Silent Touch

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Directors of Photography: Emmanuel Lubeski & Steve Bernstein / Like Water for Chocolate

Best Screenplay Award

Helmut Dietl & Ulrich Limmer / Schtonk

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 226 films from 43 countries / regions

Tokyo Gold Prize - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Cows(Vacas) / Director: Julio Medem

1991 / Spain

A tale of the tumultuous destinies of two families spanning three generations over sixty years, from the Third Carlist War in 1875 to the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Set in the culturally and historically unique Basque region of Spain, a dreamlike and grotesque fantasy world unfolds in which the entire drama is witnessed by cows. Director Medem went on to make Lovers of the Arctic Circle, which was highly praised by Stanley Kubrick.

Tokyo Silver Prize

The Peach Blossom Land / Director: Stan Lai

Tokyo Bronze Prize

Bob Roberts / Director: Tim Robbins

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4th [1991]

Young Cinema Competition

Tokyo Bronze Prize

Heaven or Hell / Director: Wolfgang Murnberger

Tokyo Bronze Prize

The Last Harvest / Director: Miguel Pereira

Special Achievement Award

Director: Satyajit Ray

Tokyo Gold Prize - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Delicatessen / Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro

1991 / France

The first feature film collaboration by directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. In a run-down apartment building in a Paris ravaged by nuclear war, a chaotic situation erupts involving the delicatessen on the first floor that is the crazy tenants' only source of food. This richly bizarre work captured the attention of French audiences, and won Cesar Awards for Best Debut and Best Writing.

Tokyo Silver Prize

Five Girls and a Rope / Director: Yeh Hung-wei

Tokyo Bronze Prize

Proof / Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse

FIPRESCI Prize 

FIPRESCI Prize

A Brighter Summer Day / Director: Edward Yang

International Competition Total number of applications: 168 films from 39 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

City of Hope / Director: John Sayles

1991 / USA

An ensemble drama set in fictional Hudson City from John Sayles, the standard bearer of American independent film in the 1980s. It vividly evokes clashes between old and new value systems that threaten the lives of individuals, as portrayed through various aspects of today's society such as race and class discrimination, familial and parental bonds, and male-female relationships. Sayles famously learned his craft under Roger Corman, and is also known as a novelist.

Special Jury Prize

A Brighter Summer Day / Director: Edward Yang

Special Jury Prize

The Spring Festival / Director: Huang Jian-chong

Best Director Award

Alan Parker / The Commitments

Best Actress Award

Zhao Li-rong / The Spring Festival

Best Actor Award

Otar Megvinetukhutsesi / Get Thee Hence

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Art Director: Iwao Saito & Director of Photography: Shohei Ando / Shimantogawa

Best Screenplay Award

Tim Metcalfe / Iron Maze

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3th [1989]

International Competition Total number of applications: 158 films from 39 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

That Summer of White Roses / Director: Rajko Grlic

1989 / Yugoslavia=UK

The first English-language film from director Grlic, a leading force in Eastern European cinema since his days working in the former Yugoslavia. Andrija, who lives in a rural village far from the battle lines in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia, is asked by a friend to harbor a woman and her son. However, she is a partisan being hunted by the Nazis. It features a multinational cast, and was produced by star George's husband Simon MacCorkindale.

Special Jury Prize

Intergirl / Director: Pyotr Todorovski

Best Director Award

Rajko Grlic / That Summer of White Roses

Best Actress Award

Elena Yakovleva / Intergirl

Best Actor Award

Marlon Brando / A Dry White Season

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Life and Nothing But / Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Best Screenplay Award

Martyn Sanderson / Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 327 films from 37 countries / regions

Sakura Gold Award - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Yaaba / Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo

1989 / Burkina Faso=France=Switzerland

Yaaba, meaning “grandmother,” presents an idyllic depiction of a friendship between a kindhearted boy and an old woman in a village in the west African nation of Burkina Faso. Director Ouedraogo studied film at the Institut Des Hautes Etudes Cin_matographiques (IDHEC) in France, and won the Cannes Film Festival's Jury Grand Prize and the FESPACO Grand Prize in 1990 for Tilai. He also served on the TIFF competition jury in 1998.

Sakura Silver Award

The Enchantment / Director: Shunichi Nagasaki

FIPRESCI Award 

FIPRESCI Award

The Enchantment / Director: Shunichi Nagasaki

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2th [1987]

International Competition Total number of applications: 158 films from 39 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Old Well / Director: Wu Tian-ming

1987 / China

With a Chinese title taken from the name of a village deep in Shanxi Province's Taihang Mountains, this film depicts the daily life of an educated man who returns to his waterless village after failure in the city and continues to dig a well. Director Wu Tianming had just been made head of the Xi'an Studio. The lead role is played by Zhang Yimou, who has since made many prominent films as a director, and also presided over the opening and closing ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics.

Special Jury Prize

Housekeeping / Director: Bill Forsyth

Best Director Award

Lana Gogoberidze / Turnover

Best Actress Award

Rachel Ward / The Good Wife

Best Actor Award

Zhang Yimou / Old Well

Best Artistic Contribution Award

Director: John Boorman / Hope and Glory

Best Screenplay Award

Bill Forsyth / Housekeeping

Special Achievement Award

Director: John Huston / The Dead

Young Cinema Competition Total number of applications: 459 films from 42 countries / regions

Sakura Gold Award - The Governor of Tokyo Award

The Kitchen Toto / Director: Harry Hook

1987 / UK

A tragic portrayal of a young African boy caught between his racial identity and friendships with white people in Kenya in 1950, during the rising movement to gain independence from Britain. Director Harry Hook (who later helmed Lord of the Flies) spent his childhood in the country. Cinematographer Roger Deakins is now an indispensable collaborator on the Coen Brothers' films. Producer Ann Skinner also wrote the screenplay for Oh! What a Lovely War.

Sakura Silver Award

Sweet Lorraine / Director: Steve Gomer

FIPRESCI Award

FIPRESCI Award

The Man with Three Coffins / Director: Lee Chang-ho

FIPRESCI (Special Award)

Old Well / Director: Wu Tian-ming

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1th [1985]

Young Cinema Competition (International Competition) Total number of applications: 519 films from 40 countries / regions

Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award

Typhoon Club / Director: Shinji Somai

1985 / Japan

As a typhoon approaches a provincial city near Tokyo, emotions and confusion run high during four days in the lives of third year junior high students in this depiction of the inherent agony of adolescence. Young genius Somai, director of Sailor Suit and Machine Gun and P.P. Rider, adapted the winning screenplay in a competition held by the film's production company, which he helped found. Cast member Youki Kudoh went on to appear in films by Jim Jarmusch and other foreign directors.

Best Director Award

Peter Gothar / Time Stands Still

Special Award in Memory of Yasujiro Ozu

Director: Ali Ozgenturk / The Horse

Special Jury Distinguished Award

Directors: Francois Bouvier & Jean Beaudry / Jacques and November

Special Jury Distinguished Award

Director: Hector Babenco / Kiss of the Spider Woman

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