Dragons and Tigers Award

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VIFF Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema is an award from the Vancouver International Film Festival for a film director from Asia-Pacific region. It awards a creative and innovative film, made early in the director's career, which has not yet won significant international recognition. Since its inception in 1994, nominated films have been selected by film scholar and critic Tony Rayns.[1]

Tony Rayns also curates all non-Chinese language film featured in the Dragons and Tigers category. Chinese-language film scholar Shelly Kraicer also joined Dragons and Tigers as curator in 2007 for Chinese-language films.

Award winners[edit]

Year Film Director Country of origin
1994 This Window Is Yours Tomoyuki Furumaya Japan
1995 Goldfish Wu Di China
Maborosi Koreeda Hirokazu Japan
1996 The Day a Pig Fell into the Well Hong Sang-soo South Korea
Rain Clouds over Wushan Zhang Ming China
1997 Green Fish Lee Chang-dong South Korea
1998 Xiao Wu Jia Zhangke China/Hong Kong
1999 Nana/No-Go Hayakawa Wataru Japan
2000 Tears of the Black Tiger Wisit Sasanatieng Thailand
2001 Mirror Image Hsiao Ya-Chuan Taiwan
2002 Shanghai Panic Andrew Y-S Cheng China
2003 Uniform Diao Yinan China
2004 The Soup, One Morning Takahashi Izumi Japan
2005 Oxhide Liu Jiayin China
2006 Todo Todo Terros John Torres The Philippines
2007 Fujian Blue Weng Shouming China
Mid-Afternoon Barks Zhang Yuedong China
2008 Perfect Life Emily Tang Hong Kong/China
2009 Eighteen Jang Kun-jae South Korea
2010 Good Morning to the World! Hirohara Saturo Japan
2011 The Sun-Beaten Path Sonthar Gyal China
2012 Emperor Visits the Hell Li Luo China
2013 Anatomy of a Paperclip Ikeda Akira Japan


  1. ^ Thompson, Kristen; Bordwell, David (7 October 2006). "Observations on film art and Film Art". David Bordwell's Website on Cinema. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • Awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival