Tokyo International Film Festival


Tokyo International Film Festival

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is a film festival established in 1985. The event was held bi-annually from 1985 to 1991 and annually thereafter. Along with the Shanghai International Film Festival, it is one of Asia's only two competitive film festivals accredited by the FIAPF. [ [http://www.fiapf.org/intfilmfestivals_sites.asp International Federation of Film Producers Associations] .]

The awards handed out during the festival have changed throughout its existence, but the Tokyo Grand Prix, handed to the best film, has stayed as the top award. Other awards that have been given regularly include the Special Jury Award and awards for best actor, best actress and best director.

Tokyo Grand Prix winners

Best Actress Award

*1987 - Rachel Ward, "The Good Wife"
*2004 - Mirella Pascual, "Whisky"
*2005 - Helena Bonham Carter, "Conversations with Other Women"
*2006 - Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
*2007 - Shefali Shah, "Gandhi, My Father"

Best Director Award

*2002 - Carlo Rola, "Sass"
*2003 - Chris Valentien, "Santa Smokes"
*2004 - Chan-sang Lim, "The President's Barber"
*2005 - Kichitaro Negishi, "What The Snow Brings"
*2006 - Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, "Little Miss Sunshine"
*2007 - Peter Howitt, "Dangerous Parking"

References

External links

* [http://www.tiff-jp.net/ Official site of the Tokyo International Film Festival]
* [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Tokyo_International_Film_Festival/ Tokyo International Film Festival at the Internet Movie Database]


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