Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2019

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September 13th(Fri.) to 19th(Thu.) 2019

NEWS

2019.09.18

BREAKING NEWS! FUKUOKA AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019

FOCUS ON ASIA FUKUOKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
NEWS ON OUR AWARD WINNERS

 The official ceremony of the Audience Award of the Focus on Asian Fukuoka International Film Festival 2019 was held last evening at the United Cinema Canal City 13 theater where the winning films to the Fukuoka Audience Award (grand prize) and the Kumamoto City Award (runner up prize) were announced as follows:

FUKUOKA AUDIENCE AWARD (Grand Prize)
Sivaranjani and Two Other Women” (2018/ India)
Directed by: Vasanth S. Sai

Sivaranjani and Two Other Women

KUMAMOTO CITY AWARD (Runner up Prize)
Alpha, the Right to Kill” (2018/ Philippines)
Directed by: Brillante Ma. Mendoza

Alpha, The Right To Kill

Speeches from the film directors of the Award-Winning films:

Vasanth S. Sai, film director of “Sivaranjani and Two Other Women”

“I am happy from the bottom of my heart about receiving the Fukuoka Audience Award. The name of the award is the “Fukuoka Audience Award.” Yet I consider it “an award I received from the wonderful people of Fukuoka.” This is my first visit to Japan. Yet I am truly grateful for such warm and thoughtful hospitality, which I have received during my stay in Fukuoka. And I must offer my gratitude to the wonderful audience here in Fukuoka as well as to the many women in my life. My mother, my sister, my wife and my daughters. And my father and brother. And let me also take this opportunity here to offer my gratitude to my friends as well. Thank you so very much.”

Vasanth S. Sai

 

Brillante Ma Mendoza, film director of “Alpha, The Right To Kill”

“Thank you very much. Today, I was at a different place lecturing “A Master Class in Filmmaking.” I thought this was the main reason for participating in your wonderful film festival. Yet it is a great honor to receive this wonderful award, which I must admit was an unexpected, surprise. It has been 10 years since I last participated in your film festival. Yet I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for receiving such a warm welcome from all of you. Again, thank you very much.”

Brillante Ma Mendoza

 

Further showings of the above films are as follows:

“Sivaranjani and Two Other Women”
Sept. 19 (Thu.) 10:15

“Alpha, The Right To Kill”
Sept.19 (Thu.) 17:00

Please come and see those award winning films at FIFF2019!

Co-organized by
  • ASIA center
Assistance
  • 芸術文化振興基金
Special Support
  • 西日本シティ銀行
  • 公益財団法人 西日本国際財団
  • 福岡地所株式会社
  • 株式会社福岡リアルティ
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  • LEVEL5
  • KONICA MINOLTA
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  • 福岡銀行
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  • 西部ガス
  • JR九州
  • タマホーム
  • 正晃株式会社
  • 明治安田生命
  • NTT西日本
  • 東京海上日動
  • 福太郎
  • TSUKUMO
  • KOREAN AIR
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