8th ANNUAL 第8
JUNE 15th, 2019年6月15日
WE'RE PLEASED TO PRESENT THE 8TH ANNUAL TOYAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
WE'RE PLEASED TO PRESENT THE 8TH ANNUAL TOYAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS!
Here are the official 8th Annual Toyama International Film Fest awards! Thank you so much for attending. We watched a lot of wonderful films, including some by talented artists and actors in our community. We hope to see you next year!
Best Film: When you are old, Koh Chong Wu, Singapore
Best Drama: Cocodrilo, Jorge Yudice, Spain
Best Animation: Stray Cat Ah Q, Mulan Fu, China
Best Comedy: HIMIKO THE GODSLAYER vs. THE DAEMON LEGION OF AZURE DRAGONS, Hikaru Tsukuda, Japan
Best Nonfiction: When you are old, Koh Chong Wu, Singapore
The Annual Toyama International Film Festival began eight years ago, simply as a small local event and an excuse to get together. In our first year, the team received only ten short film submissions. Today, TIFF has become a highly-anticipated annual event and a staple of Toyama’s international community. We receive over 800 submissions each year from countries all around the world. We strive to continue to grow, adapt, and improve, and in doing so, our community and international reaches grow stronger with every year.
We're pleased to announce the official 8th Annual Toyama International Film Festival selections. Join us at the festival on June 15th to watch and vote for your favorites.
THINGS BREAK IN, Tess Harrison
Nightless, Cameron Dent
おるすばんの味 (Curry Rice), Akihiro Takeishi
Cocodrilo (Crocodile), Jorge Yudice
Framed, Marco Jemolo
Master of light, Stefan Vogt
.mp4, François Grumelin-Sohn
Short Changed, Zoe Hutber
I Wish…, Victor L. Pinel
Stray Cat Ah Q, Mulan Fu
HIMIKO THE GODSLAYER vs. THE DAEMON LEGION OF AZURE DRAGONS, Hikaru Tsukuda
The Roommate, Cole Hewlett
Orchid, Julia Murchowska
Inky Business, Leona Pfeiffer and Neil Christy
Room 601 of City Plaza, Javi Julio
Walking Tributaries, Leilani Rapaport, Dillon Pilorget, Jasmine Rockow
WHEN YOU ARE OLD, Koh Chong Wu
サヨナラ、いっさい (Goodbye Age 1), Takaaki Watanabe
The Annual Toyama International Film Festival was started by a handful of English teachers in rural Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Ignited by a passion for films and a desire to connect communities, our committee hoped to one day reach a great number of people—and with time, we were able to do just that.
The first film festival took place in 2012, inside a small room within a shopping center where 70 people watched the ten submissions we had received. The following year, the event was held in Toyama City at a local, independently-owned venue, Bodegas-Mambo, where over 80 guests attended to view films. By this time, we had received over 100 submissions from 30 different countries—a huge step up from the year before. We considered it a great success.
Now in our eighth year, the number of submissions and attendees only continue to grow. Directing our energies to the good of the community, our annual viewing event helps to raise considerable donations for the Japanese Red Cross Society. Every year, we reach out to the rest of the world and challenge everyone to produce short films for the benefit of charity and to help create a film culture in our beautiful, countryside prefecture of Toyama. Our team hopes to hold the event for many years to come, with your continued help.
Back for the eighth year in a row, The 8th Annual Toyama International Film Festival (TIFF) will take place June 15th, 2019 in Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. An exciting event and continued success within the local community, our international reach means we get hundreds of submissions from all over the world! Our team is excited to again share the visions of filmmakers across the globe with our humble community in countryside Japan.
By entering the Toyama International Film Festival, you confirm that you agree to the following Terms & Conditions:
1. No purchase necessary and no festival fees apply.
2. Filmmakers may submit as many entries as they want.
3. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason.
4. The winners will be contacted via email. The audiences' decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. By entering the competition, the winners agree to participate in such promotional activity and material as the Toyama International Film Festival may require.
6. There is no cash prize, however, we will send you the file for our laurel if selected.
7. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.