Wednesday, December 01, 2010

20th TAMA Cinema Forum film festival

The 20th TAMA Cinema Forum film festival concluded on Sunday. The day before, the festival presented its 2nd TAMA Cinema Awards, honoring several directors and actors.

This year, the two Best Picture winners were Tetsuya Nakashima's "Kokuhaku" and Keisuke Yoshida's "Sankaku." Director Koji Wakamatsu was presented a special award for his "Caterpillar."

While receiving his prize, Wakamatsu declared that his next film will be based on author Yukio Mishima.

Best Actor went to Shinichi Tsutsumi ("Kokou no Mesu") and Best Actress went to Shinobu Terajima ("Caterpillar"). Best Rising Actor awards were given to Shima Onishi ("Caterpillar") and Satoshi Kanada ("Watashi no Yasashikunai Senpai"). The corresponding Best Rising Actress awards were presented to Sakura Ando ("Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni," "SR: Saitama Rappers 2") and Shiori Kutsuna ("Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora," "BECK").

There were also two Best Rising Director awards, given to Hirofumi Kawaguchi for "Torokko" and Yutaka Yamamoto for "Watashi no Yasashikunai Senpai."
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