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The winners for the prestigious Awards of 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival has been announced!

Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix goes to "Eastern Plays"

22nd Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix goes to "Eastern Plays" ! Winner of The Audience Award determined by public viewers' votes is The Trotsky.

Tokyo SAKURA Grandprix

Eastern Plays

Director: Kamen Kalev

" I am extremely delighted that I won the Grand Prix. It was the most memorable moment in my life when I received this award from those great jury members in this magnificent city Tokyo. Though Japan is far away from Bulgaria, I appreciate that you would see the reality of our society through this film"

Kamen Kalev

Special Jury Prize


Director: Sebastian Cordero

Award for Best Director

Kamen Kalev

(『Eastern Plays』)

Award for Best Actress

Julie Gayet

(『Eight Times Up』)

Award for Best Actor

Christo Christov

(『Eastern Plays』)

Award for Best Artistic Contribution

No Selection

The Audience Award

The Trotsky

Director: Jacob Tierney

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix

The award presented to the films issuing global environmental protection or films depicting the symbiosis between nature and human beings regardless of its genre. TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix goes to "Wolf" !

TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix


Director: Nicolas Vanier

Winds of Asia - Middle East

Selected from film made in Asia and shown under "EWinds of Asia - Middle East"E program. Winner of the Best Asian Film Award is "A Brand New Life"!

Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award

A Brand New Life

Director: Ounie Lecomte

Special Contribution Award

Yasmin Ahmad

Special Mention

I Saw the Sun

Director: Mahsun Kιrmιzιgϋl

Japanese Eyes

Selected from 8 films shown under "Japanese Eyes" program. Winner of the Best Picture Award is "LIVE TAPE"!

Best Picture Award


Director: Tetsuaki Matsue

KEIRIN.JPThe 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival will be held with funds provided by JKA.
21st Tokyo International Film Festival(2008)