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The Sun-Beaten Path Wins VIFF Dragons & Tigers Award  for Young Cinema    The Vancouver International Film Festival is pleased to announce that The Sun-Beaten Path directed by Tibetan director Sonthar GYAL from China has won the 18th annual Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema and a cash prize of $10,000. The winner was announced prior to the Dragons & Tigers Award Gala screening of ISHII Yuya's MITSUKO DELIVERS in the Visa Screening Room at the Vogue Theatre today. Do...

From Rotterdam to Sundance Vancouver International Film Festival

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A couple of years ago, the Vancouver International Film Festival (October 1 – 16, 2009) used to be one of the best film festivals, not just in North America, but in the world. This is a very strong claim and it is not just the usual rhetoric exaggeration of the film critic. But this is no longer the case. It is still a very good film festival, but, alas, it has lost the bold and unconventional flavour that used to make it absolutely exceptional. The reason why the Vancouver International Film ...

Vancouver International Film Festival series, Dragons & Tigers

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Vancouver International Film Festival DRAGONS & TIGERS AWARD The Vancouver International Film Festival series, Dragons & Tigers, presents the largest program of East Asian films at any festival outside of Asia.The VIFF 2009 Dragons & Tigers Award will take place on Thursday, October 8 at 6:30pm at the Empire Granville 7 Visa Screening Room, prior to the screening of the film TOAD’S OIL from Japan. The nominees are: ADRIFT (Bui Thac Chuyen) Vietnam BAKAL BOYS (Ralston G. Jover) Philippines ...

VIFF announces the line-up for the Festival's showcase of East Asian Cinema

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Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer, programmers of the Vancouver International Film Festival's big Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia section, today announced that the program will showcase a total of 35 features, four mid-length films and 22 shorts (programmed to date). Dragons & Tigers, one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world, is presented with the generous support of Brad Birarda and Robert Sali. The series will feature five World Premieres, eight Internat...

VIFF 2008 Dragons & Tigers Award Winners

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For the 15th year running, the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema to a new director from the Asia-Pacific region is given to a creative and innovative film, made early in the director's career, which has not yet won significant international recognition. Once again we are grateful to Brad Birarda for continuing to sponsor this $10,000 award, and the series as a whole.The distinguished jury for the 2008 award comprised: Mr ICHIYAMA Shozo, artistic director of the Tokyo FilmEx festival and pr...

Vancouver Film Festival reveals line up of 47 features

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmers Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer today announced that the 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 47 features, 5 mid-length films and 23 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will feature ...

NEWSLETTER N° 334: October 10, 2007

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The Awards for Dragons and Tigers will be announced today

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The Awards for Dragons and Tigers will be announced at 6:45pm at the Empire Granville 7 Visa Screening Room #7 on Thursday, October 4th. For the 14th year running, the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema, which includes an upgraded cash prize of $10,000 to the film’s director courtesy of sponsor Brad Birarda, will be awarded for the most creative and innovative first or second feature-length film by a new director from Pacific Asia. The award will be handed out in a ceremony on Thursday, O...

The Cinemas of East Asia program at Vancouver Fest

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmer Tony Rayns today announced that the 25th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 39 features, three mid-length films and 35 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda of Research Capital, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the preeminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will featu...

Vancouver Festival awards

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Alan Franey, Director of the Vancouver International Film Festival and the new Vancouver International Film Centre, today announced the following award winners: AUDIENCE AWARDS The People’s Choice Award for Most Popular International Film goes to Rahu Mihaileanu’s LIVE AND BECOME (Israel/France). This year the voting for the Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Feature Film is Julia Kwan’s EVE & THE FIRE HORSE (British Columbia). JURIED AWARDS Jurors Kristine Anderson, ...

Dragons & Tigers Award to "Ox Hide"

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This year’s jury for the Dragons & Tigers Award at Vancouver International Film Festival was made up of David Bordwell (USA), Li Cheuk-To (Hong Kong) and Gerwin Tamsma (The Netherlands). They have selected Ox Hide by LIU Jiayin from China as winner of the 2005 Dragons & Tigers The film is a bold effort that shows astonishing confidence in both dramatic and stylistic choices made by the filmmaker. Ms Liu treats her own family life with insight, humour and clear-sightedness. Amongst other virt...

Dragons & Tigers awards from Vancouver

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2004 DRAGONS & TIGERS AWARDFor the eleventh year running, the Festival is pleased to offer the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema to the most creative and innovative feature by a new director from the Asia-Pacific region. The award is given to a first or second feature. We're very grateful to Brad Birarda of Dundee Securities for continuing to sponsor this award, and the series as a whole.The award - which will again include a $5,000 prize to the director - was announced before the 7:00 p...

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