Toronto Japanese Film Festival: Award Winners, And Win Double Passes For An Encore Screening

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Toronto Japanese Film Festival: Award Winners, And Win Double Passes For An Encore Screening
The Toronto Japanese Film Festival wrapped up at the end of June. 18 films from Japanese contemporary cinema had their North American and/or Canadian premieres during the festival. Awards were handed out during the fest. The winners are noted in the press release below.

The festival will also host and encore screening of Kobayashi Audience Choice Award winner, Yamazak' Takashi s The Eternal Zero, on Thursday July 17th at 7pm. We have three double passes to give away for the event. We'll do a random draw on Thursday, July 10th. E-mail me by midnight next Wednesday


"Pecoross' Mother and Her Days" and "The Eternal Zero" Take Major Awards at 2014 Toronto Japanese Film Festival.

Latest by Yoshihiro Nakamura and Takashi Miike also Honoured

Azuma Morisaki's PECOROSS' MOTHER AND HER DAYS won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival. Grand Jury Prizes were also awarded to Yoshihiro Nakamura's THE SNOW WHITE MURDER CASE and Takashi Miike's THE MOLE SONG - UNDERCOVER AGENT REIJI. Takashi Yamazaki's THE ETERNAL ZERO received the festival's Kobayashi Audience Choice Award.

The announcements were made at the closing reception of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre's 3rd annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival following the sold-out North American premiere Yoshihiro Nakamura's THE SNOW WHITE MURDER CASE. Nakamura was in attendance to introduce the film and collect his award.

The Grand Prize Jury included director Daihachi Yoshida, winner of last year's Japan Academy Award for Best Film and Best Director for THE KIRISHIMA THING, Japan Times film critic Mark Schilling and leading members of Toronto's film community.

The 2014 festival featured 18 films including North American and/or Canadian premieres of Yoji Yamada's THE LITTLE HOUSE, Yasuo Furuhata's A BOY CALLED H, Kentaro Otani's BLACK BUTLER, Yuzo Asahara's A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING, Shin Togashi's OSHIN and Daisuke Miura's  LOVE'S WHIRLPOOL.

The Toronto Japanese Film festival is dedicated to showcasing the finest Japanese films that have been recognized for excellence by Japanese audiences and critics, international film festival audiences and the Japanese Film Academy.
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