9th ANNUAL 第9
JUNE 30th, 2020年6月30日
WE'RE PLEASED TO PRESENT THE 8TH ANNUAL TOYAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
WE'RE PLEASED TO PRESENT THE 9TH ANNUAL TOYAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS!
We are proud to announce the finalists and winners of our 2020 season! We had over 2,500 submissions this year and are thankful to all the brilliant filmmakers who chose to share their work with us. Congratulations to all! Here are the winners and finalists (listed alphabetically):
BEST FILM + BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: "Traces" (Alex Murrull; Spain)
BEST ANIMATION: "Ties" (Dina Velikovskaya; Germany)
BEST DRAMA: "Pray" (Naoto Mitake; Japan)
BEST COMEDY: "Un Jour Exceptionnel" (Cédrick Spinassou; France)
BEST NON-FICTION: "A Club Called Rhonda" (Greg Ferro; USA)
"After the Beep" (Florian Bison; Germany/USA)
"Autography" (Xiuzhe Mou; China)
"Bodyman (Experience Required)" (Ryan R. Browne & Nick Ciffone; USA)
"Boje" (Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler; Germany)
"Fun Times" (Matthew Victor Pastor; Australia)
"Gatcha!" (Susan Huang, Stacy Moon, Nadya Sugiarto; USA)
"Him!" (Tien Nguyen; USA)
"Hitoribotchi" (Shintaro Ochiai, Flora Fei; USA)
"Iceberg Licking Society" (Nathan Ceddia; Iceland)
"Island" (Mengqian Chen; France)
"La Plafond De Verre" ["Glass Ceiling"] (François Revouy; France)
"Leaf" (Aliona Baranova)
"Minotauro" ["Minotaur"] (Enrique Diego; Spain)
"Rooftop Incident" (Colin Huang; Taiwan)
"Rural Es Feminista" ["The Rural World Is Feminist"] (Sara Brun; Spain)
"Stay Green" (Brian Wallace; USA)
"The Five Minutes" (Shange Zhang; China)
Congratulations once again to all! It's unfortunate that circumstances could not allow for a physical screening this year, but we are thankful we can still recognize the wonderful talent this year in some way. We hope to see you next year!
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.