Next Masters Tokyo 2010

TOKYO FILMeX Next Masters 2010

The Main lecturers of the Next Masters 2010 Tokyo, consisted of HOU Hsiao-Hsien (film director), Simon FIELD (Producer), Emilie GEORGES (World Sales'Memento Films International') and Matthijs Wouter KNOL (Berlinale Talent Campus), awards the following prizes.

The lecturers were enthusiastic about the range of projects presented and impressed by the potential of these young filmmakers. The projects were at very different shapes of development and to recognize this we decided to make two awards.

TOKYO FILMeX Next Masters Best Project 2010 goes to:

"Ilo Ilo"
Anthony CHEN (Singapore)
The winning project's participants will receive 300,000 yen.
In recognition of a clear talent, strong presentation and a clearly thought through project now in pre-production, one with a strong subject and moving subject with potential international appeal, we make the Award of the first NEXT MASTERS to ILO ILO by Anthony Chen.

Special Mention goes to:

Charlotte LIM Lay Kuen (Malaysia)
We decided to propose a special mention to recognize the promise of a project in the early stages of development supported by a strongly cinematic first feature and promising a strange and distinctive poetry, we would like to make a Special Award to IT MUST BE A CAMEL by Charlotte LIM Lay Kuen.

During the 7 days of the 11th TOKYO FILMeX, from Monday, November 22 to Sunday, November 28, the filmmaker cultivation project "Next Masters Tokyo 2010" was conducted through the supervision of the TOKYO FILMeX Organizing Committee (non-profit organization) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government along with the Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office.
This project was planned to produce the "Next Masters" who will seek the ideal film culture and a metropolitan Tokyo focused on the future. Assembling young Asians with filmmaker aspirations in Tokyo, the project urged intense inspirational experiences through exposure to the assessment of top talent by way of critique sessions and lecturers from current, globally active professionals. Assembling 20 "Next Masters" candidates from Asia and Japan to Tokyo, the program developed around lecturers and discussions by specific main lecturers: internationally active directors, producers, world sales agents, film festival staff, etc. In addition, through interaction among the participants and between lecturer & participant, a newly accumulated global network was also sought and a few participants were given the opportunity to present their own projects to the group of lecturers. The participants stayed in dormitories and inspired one another. By witnessing the concurrently held international film festival "TOKYO FILMeX", the participants could imagine their own future from dialogue with senior directors as well as obtain the invaluable opportunity to build their own network.
Through a program such as this, "the moment which gives birth to new expression" was created.

Dates : November 22 - 28, 2010
Venue : Yurakucho Asahi Hall Square A
Presented by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) and TOKYO FILMeX Organizing Committee (Non-profit Organization)
cooperators: GOETHE - INSTITUT, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of Arts and British Council

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The Tokyo Culture Creation Project is a project that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture have been executing in collaboration with various arts-related organizations. The Project's objectives are to create and promote arts and culture that are unique to Tokyo, to develop children's rich sensibilities through arts and culture, and to create various local cultural focal points in Tokyo. The Project's activities include organization of various art events; facilitation of collaborative art programs between residents of Tokyo and artists; and operation of programs to provide children with the opportunity to experience arts and culture.