Presenting of the 47th(2008)
"Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award


The Good Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award, which the FFIDAJ established in 1962 with support of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (today’s Ministry of Economy, Trade andIndustry), marked its 47th anniversary in 2008. After strict examination, twelve judges decided which award to grant, in order to commend distributing companies that imported and released films which, being of high quality, opened a new field and made a great contribution to the development of the Japanese film industry during the period starting April 1, 2008 and ending March 31, 2009.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

◆TOHO-TOWA CO., LTD,
”Changeling”
”Mamma Mia!”
”Frox/Nixon”
”Red Cliff II” (co-distributed by Avex Entertainment)


Special Awards

◆WALT DISNEY JAPAN LTD. WALT DISNEY STUDIO MOTION PICTURES JAPAN
”WALL-E”
”The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”
”There Will Be Blood”
”Doubt”

◆PARAMOUNT JAPAN K.K.. PARAMOUNT PICTURES JAPAN
”Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
”Revolutionary Road”
”Cloverfield”

◆TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION
”Shine a Light”
”Across the Universe”
”The Pianotuner of Earthquakes”


Encouragement Awards

◆STYLE JAM
”Into the Wild”
”You,the Living”
”Dream”

◆GAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
”CHE Part I /CHE Part II




Presenting of the 46th(2007)
"Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award


The Association has presented the award since 1962 as its greatest annual event. For this year marking the 46th presentation of the award, 11 jurors will select a recipient and present the award to a distributing company that has imported a film, excelled in distributing it, and thereby cultivated a new field and made a great contribution to the development of the Japanese film industry from April 1, 2007 until March 31,2008.The distribution company will be given a certificate and a memento from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The award ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, and 600 guests will be invited to the post-ceremony free-of-charge screening of the film presented by the award-winning company.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

◆GAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
“Babel”
“Volver”
“Hairspray”
“Earth”
“Sicko” (co-distributed by Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
“The Golden Compass” (co-distributed by Shochiku Co., Ltd.)


Special Awards

◆WARNER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN INC.
“Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix”
“Ocean’s Thirteen”
“Sweeney Todd”

◆WALT DISNEY COMPANY (JAPAN) LTD.
“Pirates Of The Caribbean At World’s End”
“Ratatouille”
“National Treasure: Book Of Secrets”

◆TOHO-TOWA COMPANY, LTD.
“The Bourne Ultimatum”
“American Gangster”
“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”


Encouragement Awards

◆SHOWGATE INC.
“La faute a Fidel”
“Once”
“No Country” (co-distributed by Paramount Japan)

◆WAKO COMPANY, INC.
“Tuya’s Marriage” (co-distributed by Guapaguapo)
“When Ruowa Was Seventeen” (co-distributed by Guapaguapo)
“Season Of The Horse” (co-distributed by Focus Pictures, Inc.)




Presenting of the 45th(2006)
"Best Foreign Film Importer-Distributor Award


The Association has presented the award since 1962 as its greatest annual event. For this year marking the 45th presentation of the award, 11 jurors will select a recipient and present the award to a distributing company that has imported a film, excelled in distributing it, and thereby cultivated a new field and made a great contribution to the development of the Japanese film industry from April 1, 2006until March 31, 2007. The distribution company will be given a certificate and a memento from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The award ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, and 600 guests will be invited to the post-ceremony free- of-charge screening of the film presented by the award- winning company.

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

◆WARNER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN INC. Warner Bros. Pictures Japan“

“Letters from Iwo Jima”
“Flags of Our Fathers”
“The Departed”
“Happy Feet”


Special Awards

◆Sony Pictures Entertainment(Japan)Inc.

“The Da Vinci Code”
“Casino Royale”
“The Pursuit of Happyness”
“Capote”
“Kekexili: The Mountain Patrol”

◆United International Pictures (Far East)
“United 93”
“World Trade Center”
“An Inconvenient Truth”
“Dreamgirls”
“Mission: Impossible

◆TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION
“Marie Antoinette”  (Co-Distributor: TOHO-TOWA COMPANY, LTD.)
“Good Night, and Good Luck.”
“Copying Beethoven” 


Special Commendations

◆Slowlearner
“The Sun”

BITTERS END, INC.
“Darwin’s Nightmare”
“Good Morning, Night”





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