Forget the Oscars, these are the TIGERS!
"Agua Fría de Mar"
(dir: Paz Fábrega, Costa Rica)
(dir: Pedro González-Rubio, Mexico)
(dir: Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand)
The Tiger can only be won by directors who have made their first or second film. It is not just an award for good filmmaking, but also meant as an encouragement to make more films and includes a nice 15,000 Euro (each) to help do so.
The FIPRESCO award from the international film press went to "Let Each One Go Where He May" by Ben Russell, while the NETPAC award for promoting Asian cinema was won by the Korean film "Moscow" from director Whan Cheol-Mean.