Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition

Last updated
th Grand Prix, Second Place, Honourable Mention, Final Work Prize, Incentive Award
SiteAsahi Hall (2004-05), Yurakucho, Tokyo (2006, 2007)
Hosted byAkira Kurosawa Foundation
Best FilmThe Kitchen, Ben Ferrisotomi (2004-05); William Henne (2006); Grapefruit Jelly, Kyoko Sato (2007)
  • Grand Prix, Second Place, Honourable Mention, Final Work Prize, Incentive Award

The Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition is a major international short film awards ceremony, run by the Akira Kurosawa Foundation. Since the inaugural 2004-2005 competition, the Grand Prix and numerous other prizes have been awarded on an annual basis.



The Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition 2007 Final Round and Award Ceremony was held in Yurakucho, Tokyo on Sunday, January 13, 2008. [1]

Grand Prix Grapefruit Jelly Kyoko Sato Japan ¥2,000,000
Second Place (Saga Prefecture Governor Award) Londres – London Eva Tang Singapore ¥1,000,000
Second Place (Rikkyo University Award) Registration Seiya Sato Japan ¥1,000,000
Honourable Mention Amor autoadhesivo Leticia Christoph / Pablo Barbieri Argentina ¥500,000
Fine Work Prize Two Kristopher Gee / Sean Rochin U.S. / Canada ¥500,000
Incentive Award Majidee Azharr Rudin Malaysia ¥200,000
Incentive AwardTest Duangtat Hansupanusorn Thailand ¥200,000


The Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition 2006 Final Round and Award Ceremony was held in Yurakucho, Tokyo on Friday 17 November 2006. [2]

Grand Prix otomi William Henne Belgium ¥2,000,000
Second Place (Saga Prefecture Governor Award) Left Alexandre Philippe United States ¥1,000,000
Second Place (Rikkyo University Award) Passing Moments Toshiharu Yaegashi Japan ¥1,000,000
Honourable Mention Pillow Talk Araya Suriharn Thailand ¥500,000
Honourable Mention The War Next Door Peter Politzer Hungary ¥500,000
Honourable Mention The Room 316 William Tan (director) Japan ¥500,000
Incentive Award Bokyo Hiroki Butsugan Japan ¥200,000
Incentive Award usotuki yumichan Masaki Miyamoto Japan ¥200,000
Incentive Award Passenger Green Zeng Singapore ¥200,000
Incentive Award Sister Moonlight Shigeaki Kobayashi Japan ¥200,000
Nominated Meaningful Touches Sarah Steel Australia
Nominated Tulips for Daisy Michael Dominic United States
Nominated All That You Want Per Hanefjord Sweden
Nominated The Life Jin Ho Ryu South Korea
Shortlisted Blind Spot Kiyoshi Nagahama United States
Shortlisted Amelia and Michael Daniel Cormack United Kingdom
Shortlisted di (little brother) Leong huat kam Singapore
Shortlisted Brothers John Altobello III United States
Shortlisted My Scarlet Letter Karen Dee Carpenter United States
Shortlisted Look at Me Chawalit Khanawutikarn Thailand
Shortlisted Latent Sorrow Shon Kim United States
Shortlisted Positive Ash Nukui United States
Shortlisted Between Us T. Arthur Cottam United States
Shortlisted Paris 1951 Jasmin Gordon United States
Shortlisted Film Diary David Borengasser United States
Shortlisted Yonin Ken Makio Singapore


The Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition 2004-2005 Final Round and Award Ceremony was held in the Asahi Hall (Yurakucho Marion Build. 12F) on 4 September 2005. [3]

Grand Prix The Kitchen Ben Ferris Australia ¥2,000,000
Second Place (Saga Prefecture Governor Award) Making Life Work Maximilian Jezo-Parovsky United States ¥1,000,000
Second Place (Rikkyo University Award) Nagi Takatoshi Arai Japan ¥1,000,000
Incentive Award Hi No Tsugi Ha Rekishi Inan Oener Japan ¥300,000
Incentive Award Hanzubon No Ojisan Kota Nagaoka Japan ¥300,000
Incentive Award Dirty Work Blues Satoko Okita Japan ¥300,000

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  2. (in Japanese) SFC2006 : Final Results Archived 2007-12-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "SFC 2006 ニュース - 001". Archived from the original on 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2007-10-17.