Skip City: a yen for digital filmmaking

The world's first specialist digital film festival, Japan's Skip City D-Cinema, ended its 2010 edition by passing out the cheques and cheers to the winner on the weekend.
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The world’s first specialist digital film festival, Japan’s Skip City D-Cinema, ended its 2010 edition by passing out the cheques and cheers to the winner on the weekend.

Opening on 23 July with a special screening of the digitally remastered 1997 Japanese road movie The Yellow Handkerchief with director Yoji Yamada in attendance, the festival screened 20 features (13 of them in competition) and 10 shorts in competition.

The winners were:

Grand Prize
The Man Who Will Come Giorgio Dritti (Italy)
?3,000,000 ($48,000)

Best Director
Liu Jie (China) Judge
?1,000,000 ($16,000)

Best Screenplay
Children Metal Divers Ralston G.Jover (Philippines)
?500,000 ($8,000)

Special Jury Prize
Tehroun Nader T. Homayoun (Iran, France)
?500,000 ($8,000)

SKIP CITY Award
seesaw Keihiro Kanyama (Japan)

Best Short (domestic competition)
Ressentiment Takuma Dan
?500,000 ($8,000)
Honourable mentions:
Family Deck Murata Tomoyasu
Lie of the Gorilla Kusakari Isao

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