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TOKYO FILMeX 2010 Award --The Jury of the TOKYO FILMeX 2010, consisted of Ulrich GREGOR (chairperson of the jury, Founder of International Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale), Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (filmmaker), NING Ying (filmmaker), SHIRATORI Akane (Scriptwriter, Script-supervisor) and LI Cheuk-To (Artistic Director,  Hong Kong International Film Festival), awards the following prizes.

Grand Prize

"Love Addiction" UCHIDA Nobuteru
(Japan / 2010 / 92min. / DVCAM)
The winning film's director will receive 1,000,000 yen.
The Jury awards its Grand Prize to the film "Love Addiction" by Uchida Nobuteru. This film develops a psychological drama through cinematic means to an extraordinary level of dramatic intensity. The use of the camera is especially remarkable just as the play of the actors. The jury also underlines the achievement to make a film of great power of expression with very limited financial means.

Special Jury Prize Kodak VISION Award

"Single Man" HAO Jie
(China / 2010 / 94min. / HD)
The jury awards its Special Jury Prize to the film "Single Man" by Hao Jie, for its organic quality that grew out of the collaboration between the filmmaker and the villagers playing roles close to themselves, as well as its non-judgmental treatment of carnal desire and social problems in the Chinese countryside today.

Audience Awards goes to:

"Peace" SODA Kazuhiro
(Japan, USA / 2010 / 75min. HD)

TOKYO FILMeX Next Masters Best Project 2010

"Ilo Ilo" Anthony CHEN

Special Mention
"IT MUST BE A CAMEL" Charlotte LIM Lay Kuen (Malaysia)

The Chairperson of the jury

(Germany / Founder of International Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale)
Born 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. Studies of film and literature in Hamburg, Paris and Berlin. 1954-56 film studies at Cin?math?que Fran?aise, Paris. Since 1955 film critic for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. 1963 co-founder and chairman of the "Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek". From 1966 to 1972 and again since 2006 lecturer for film history at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (DFFB) Berlin. Author of "History of the cinema" (jointly with Enno Patalas, 1962, new edition 1982), and "History of cinema since 1960" (1978, new edition 1982, translated into Chinese). Co-founder of "Arsenal" cinema in Berlin in 1970. From 1971 to 2001 director of "Internationales Forum des Jungen Films" (International Forum of New Cinema) of the Berlin Film Festival, a showcase of independent and experimental cinema, established in 1971 after the crisis of the "Berlinale" which erupted in 1970. Film programmer, writer and lecturer for the "Arsenal". Curating of retrospectives and festival catalogues, publication of the monograph series "Kinemathek" (jointly with Erika Gregor) since 1963 (99 editions so far, last volumes about Yasujiro Ozu, Satyajit Ray and Im Kwon-taek).
In 2010 Ulrich and Erika Gregor were awarded the "Berlinale Camera".

The jury

(Thailand / filmmaker)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul was born in Bangkok (1970) and grew up in Khon Kaen, north-eastern Thailand. He graduated from Khon Kaen University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, then a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The Art Institute of Chicago. He started making films and video shorts in 1994 and completed his first feature in 2000. He has also mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries since 1998. Often non-linear, his works link with memory, invoked in subtle ways personal politics and social issues. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he devotes himself to promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company Kick the Machine Films, founded in 1999. Kick the Machine has produced all his feature films. In 2008, he embarked on the Primitive Project, a multi-platform work of which "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives" is part. In 2009, he and his work were the subject of a monograph published by the Austrian Film Museum.
His art projects and feature films have won him widespread recognition and numerous festival prizes, including two prizes from the Cannes Film Festival. "Blissfully Yours" won the A Certain Regard Prize in 2002 and "Tropical Malady" won the Official Competition Jury Prize in 2004. His acclaimed 2006 feature, "Syndromes and a Century," was the first Thai film to be selected for competition at the Venice Film Festival and was acclaimed in a number of international polls as one of the best films of the last decade.
He lives and works in Chiangmai, Thailand. He is currently preparing his next project on the filmmaker and celebrated author Donald Richie.

(China / filmmaker)
Ning Ying directed her first feature film in 1990, yet she is already the subject of numerous retrospectives dedicated to her work: La Rochelle International Film Festival (France 2002); Jeonju Intl. Film Festival (Korea 2003); Harvard Film Archive and New York Asia Society (USA 2003); Asian Film Festival, Milan (Italy 2004); Cinematheque Ontario of Toronto Intl. Film Festival Group (Canada 2004); Cin?MaVille Saint-?tienne (France 2005); Calendidonna, Udine (Italy 2007); Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (USA 2008).
Her film "On The Beat" was featured in NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & Television) anniversary program "The Feminine eye: Twenty years of women's cinema ", alongside with those of acclaimed directors like Claire Denis, Sally Potter, Margarethe Von Trotta, Jane Campion, etc.
Her "BEIJING TRILOGY", composed of the feature films "For Fun" (1992), "On The Beat" (1995), and "I Love Beijing" (2000), included her most important work during the 90's, pioneering the new urban generation of Chinese cinema that has emerged over the last decade. "BEIJING TRILOGY" constitutes a unique visual memory of Beijing city, capital and symbol of China, during ten crucial years of change from the post-Mao era into a consumer society. The trilogy has been internationally acclaimed and has received numerous awards.
In 2005, she produced and directed "Wu Qiong Dong" / "PERPETUAL MOTION", that immediately became a cult movie in China and considered a film that "marks undoubtedly a turning point as concerns the women's image in Chinese cinema..." Ning Ying is also a documentary maker, together with promotional-films and experimental videos.
Her documentary film about internal mass-migration in China, "Railroad of Hope" (2001), received the "Grand Prix du Cinema du Reel" in Paris 2002 and was internationally broadcasted. It also featured in contemporary art exhibitions, such as "Alors, la Chine? ", Centre Pompidou Paris 2003, and "The People's Republic", San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 2004.
Her advocacy-films, commissioned by institutions and corporations, often conjugate a personal poetic point of view with practical informative content: "Duling-Turin" (1996) made for TURIN City Government in the occasion of the "European Union Inter-Government Meeting"; "In Our Own Words" (2001) and "Looking for a job in the city" (2003), made for UNICEF, illustrating urgent social issues in China such as "hiv/aids", "women's trafficking", "street children", "Gender discrimination"; "Commune by the Great Wall" (2002) for SOHO-China, a video-work about 12 Asian architects that was presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture; "A Tenaris Project in China" (2007), her first work for a company listed in the "Fortune 500"; "Temple of Heaven" (2010), an experimental video which is part of the "VISUAL TELEGRAMS" series produced by CINETEVE, 30 short films of 2 minutes dedicated to the environmental issue, with the participation of international directors including: Stephen Frears, Emir Kusturika, Ken Loach, Clint Eastwood, Wong Kar Wai, Jia Zhangke, Isabella Rossellini, Amos Gitai, Sharon Stone, etc.

(Japan / Scriptwriter, Script-supervisor)
A board member of the Japan Screenwriters Association and an advisor for the Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival, Akane Shiratori has been active as a scriptwriter and script-supervisor for more than 50 years in the Japanese film industry. She has worked with legendary directors such as Kaneto Shindo, Tatsumi Kumashiro, Shohei Imamura, and Kichitaro Negishi at the Nikkatsu Studio. Her credits as script-writer include Kakushizuma, Kagi, and Ori Ume.
In 2004, she was recognized with a lifetime achievement award for "distinguished services to the film world" by the Japanese Ministry of Culture.
She presently works for the Kawasaki Art Center, in charge of the film business as well as a member of the film selection commitee. She is also a board Member of NPO Kawasaki Arts and an advisor for the Akita Jumonji Film Festival.
In 2010, she worked on the film "Cast Me If You Can" as co-scriptwriter as well as casting director.

LI Cheuk-To
(Hong Kong / Artistic Director, Hong Kong International Film Festival)
He was the programmer of Hong Kong International Film Festival for 17 years and is now its Artistic Director since 2004. He has contributed articles on Hong Kong and Chinese cinema to publications including Cinemaya, Sight and Sound and Film Comment. A founding member of Hong Kong Film Critics Society, he served as its president from 1995 to 1999. In recent years he edited The One and Only Edward Yang (2008), A Tribute to Romantic Visions: 25th Anniversary of Film Workshop (2009) and Bruce Lee Lives (2010). He is also a contributor to Take 100 - The Future of Film / 100 New Directors (2010).

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