YIDFF 2003

October 10–16

YIDFF 2003 Programs

YIDFF 2003 Information
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YIDFF 2003 Interviews

--YIDFF 2003 Award Recipients

Prizes for the International Competition
The Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize (The Grand Prize):
Tie Xi Qu: West of Tracks  Dir: Wang Bing / CHINA

The Mayor’s Prize (Prize of Excellence):
Stevie  Dir: Steve James / USA

Runner-up Prize:
Gift of Life  Dir: Wu Yii-feng / TAIWAN
S21, the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine  Dir: Rithy Panh / FRANCE

Special Prize:

Purity  Dir: Anat Zuria / ISRAEL

New Asian Currents Awards
Ogawa Shinsuke Prize:
Wellspring  Dir: Sha Qing / CHINA

Awards of Excellence:

Hard Good Life  Dir: Hsu Hui-ju / TAIWAN
The Old Man of Hara  Dir: Mahvash Sheikholeslami / IRAN

Special Mentions:

The Big Durian  Dir: Amir Muhammad / MALAYSIA
A Short Journey  Dir: Tanon Sattarujawong / THAILAND

Citizens’ Prize
Purity  Dir: Anat Zuria / ISRAEL

Three-Five People  Dir: Li Lin / CHINA, USA

Special Mention:

A Short Journey  Dir: Tanon Sattarujawong / THAILAND

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--YIDFF 2003 Facts and Figures

Total Films Shown: 177

International Competition 15 _
International Competition Jurors’ Films 6  
Special Invitation Films 6  
New Asian Currents 30  
New Asian Currents Jurors’ Films 2  
New Asian Currents Invitation Film 1  
Okinawa—Nexus of Borders: Ryukyu Reflections 76  
Yamagata Newsreel! 28  
New Docs Japan 4  
Learning, Teaching, Filmmaking 9  

Total Entries: 1,454 Films out of 98 Countries and Areas
  • Internatinal Competition
    902 Films out of 83 Countries and Areas
  • New Asian Currents
    833 Films out of 58 Countries and Areas

Attendance: 19,338

Guest: 112 (including 64 from overseas)
Press: 347 (including 33 from overseas)
Volunteers: 246