|th Grand Prix, Second Place, Honourable Mention, Final Work Prize, Incentive Award|
|Site||Asahi Hall (2004-05), Yurakucho, Tokyo (2006, 2007)|
|Hosted by||Akira Kurosawa Foundation|
|Best Film||The Kitchen, Ben Ferrisotomi (2004-05); William Henne (2006); Grapefruit Jelly, Kyoko Sato (2007)|
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. 
|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 Award||Test||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. 
|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|
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. 
|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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