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TOKYO, 7 novembre 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Durant la cérémonie de clôture du 29ème Festival International du Film de Tokyo ( TIFF ) le 3 novembre, le film de l'indienne Alankrita Shrivastava intitulé « Lipstick Under My Burkha » a remporté le prix « Spirit of Asia » du Japan Foundation Asia Center. Ce prix est décerné à un réalisateur prometteur dans la section TIFF Asian Future, choisi par trois membres du jury pour son potentiel de succès au niveau international à travers les frontières culturelles et nationales. En acceptant son prix du président de la Japan Foundation, Hiroyasu Ando, la jeune réalisatrice indienne a exprimé sa gratitude au TIFF et au producteur de son film et a commenté : « Je crois sincèrement que l'esprit de l'Asie est l'esprit de la paix dans le monde et dans tous les pays. Et je pense sincèrement que les femmes d'Asie, tout particulièrement, devraient s'unir pour bâtir une Asie plus paisible et la paix dans le monde. » Le prix du « Best Asian Future Film » a été décerné à « Birdshot, » réalisé par Mikhail Red des Philippines, qui a commenté : « J'aimerais partager ce prix avec tous les autres jeunes cinéastes en difficulté, qui voulaient voler mais ont été abattus, qui voulaient parler mais ont été réduits au silence. » Le prix le plus prestigieux du festival, le « Tokyo Grand Prix, » a été décerné à Chris Kraus d'Allemagne pour « The Bloom of Yesterday. » Le Japan Foundation Asia Center et le TIFF en sont à leur troisième année de collaboration. En 2014, ils ont conjointement lancé une initiative d'échange de culture cinématographique autour de l'Asie qui se déroulera jusqu'en 2020, quand les Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Tokyo auront lieu. Cet effort vise à approfondir la compréhension mutuelle en Asie en mettant en valeur les films asiatiques au Japon et les films japonais en Asie et en exposant le talent asiatique au monde entier au travers du TIFF. Avec le festival comme centre de communication pour l'industrie du film asiatique, les partenaires construisent un réseau orienté vers le futur dans la région, favorisant les échanges culturels. La première mondiale de l'Asian Omnibus Film Series : « Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016 : Reflections, » le premier d'une série de films asiatiques omnibus, a eu lieu le 26 octobre au festival. Le projet de co-production en cours vise à approfondir les interactions entre les pays avoisinants d'Asie, ainsi que d'enrichir la compréhension culturelle et d'explorer les identités et modes de vie asiatiques. Le protagoniste de chaque chapitre est un asiatique vivant dans un pays d'Asie différent, permettant aux réalisateurs d'exprimer leurs visions uniques et de filmer sur place dans leurs propres ou autres pays d'Asie, y compris le Japon, les Philippines, le Cambodge et la Malaisie. Lors de la projection de la première mondiale, trois réalisateurs accomplis, Brillante Ma Mendoza (Philippines), Isao Yukisada (Japon) et Sotho Kulikar (Cambodge), étaient présents pour présenter leurs films avec leurs acteurs, l'acteur acclamé philippin Lou Veloso, un des acteurs japonais les plus respectés Masahiko Tsugawa, l'actrice malaisienne Sharifah Amani, l'acteur japonais populaire Masaya Kato et l'actrice cambodgienne Chumvan Sodhachivy. La série CROSSCUT ASIA du Japan Foundation Asia Center présente des films asiatiques avec un accent sur des pays, directeurs, acteurs et thèmes particuliers. Après les deux premières éditions avec la Thaïlande et les Philippines respectivement, cette année, la troisième édition est focalisée sur l'Indonésie, un pays ou la diversité culturelle est sans parallèle. La section a présenté des œuvres de jeunes cinéastes qui dépeignent de manière élaborée des thèmes pertinents à la société moderne tels que la religion, l'ethnicité, le genre et diverses formes d'amour. Parmi la nouvelle génération prometteuse de réalisateurs de la région, les invités du TIFF comprenaient Teddy Soeriaatmadja qui a présenté sa « Trilogy about Intimacy, » Riri Riza, Nia Dinata, Mouly Surya, Ifa Isfansyah, Edwin, Kamila Andini et Angga Dwimas Sasongko. Le 29ème Festival International du Film de Tokyo s'est déroulé du 25 octobre au 3 novembre 2016.


TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During a closing ceremony at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) on November 3, "Lipstick Under My Burkha," directed by Alankrita Shrivastava of India, won the "Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center." The award is bestowed on a promising director in the TIFF Asian Future section, chosen by three jury members for its chances of international success beyond cultural and national borders. Accepting her award from Hiroyasu Ando, President of the Japan Foundation, the young Indian director expressed her gratitude to both TIFF and the producer of her film, and commented, "I really believe that the spirit of Asia is the spirit of world peace across all countries. And I really feel that the women of Asia, particularly, should come together to build a more peaceful Asia and peaceful world." The "Best Asian Future Film Award" went to "Birdshot," directed by Mikhail Red of the Philippines, who commented: "I share this award with all the other struggling young filmmakers out there who wanted to fly but were shot down, who wanted to speak out but were silenced." The festival's most prestigious award, the "Tokyo Grand Prix," was given to Chris Kraus of Germany for "The Bloom of Yesterday." The Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF are now in their third year of collaboration. In 2014, they jointly launched an Asia-focused film culture exchange initiative, which will run until 2020, when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are to be held. This endeavor aims to deepen mutual understanding within Asia by showcasing Asian films in Japan and Japanese films in Asia, and by bringing Asian talent to the world through TIFF. With the festival as a communication hub for the Asian film industry, the partners are building a future-oriented network in the region and furthering cultural exchanges. The world premiere of "Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections," the first of a series of Asian omnibus films, was held on October 26 during the festival. The ongoing co-production project aims to deepen interactions between neighboring countries within Asia, as well as to enrich cultural understanding and explore Asian identities and ways of life. The protagonist of each chapter is an Asian living in a different Asian country, allowing the directors to express their own unique visions, and to film on location in their own or other Asian countries, including Japan, the Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia. At the world premiere screening, three accomplished directors, Brillante Ma Mendoza (Philippines), Isao Yukisada (Japan) and Sotho Kulikar (Cambodia), showed up to present their films along with their cast members: acclaimed Filipino actor Lou Veloso, one of the most respected Japanese actors Masahiko Tsugawa, Malaysian actress Sharifah Amani, popular Japanese actor Masaya Kato and Cambodian actress Chumvan Sodhachivy. The Japan Foundation Asia Center's CROSSCUT ASIA series showcases Asian films with a focus on particular countries, directors, actors or themes. Following the first and second editions, which featured Thailand and the Philippines respectively, this year's third edition focused on Indonesia, a country whose cultural diversity is unparalleled. The section featured works from young filmmakers who richly portray themes relevant to modern society, such as religion, ethnicity, gender and various forms of love. Among the region's promising new generation of directors, TIFF guests included Teddy Soeriaatmadja, who presented his "Trilogy about Intimacy," Riri Riza, Nia Dinata, Mouly Surya, Ifa Isfansyah, Edwin, Kamila Andini and Angga Dwimas Sasongko. The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival unspooled from October 25 to November 3, 2016.


TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During a closing ceremony at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) on November 3, "Lipstick Under My Burkha," directed by Alankrita Shrivastava of India, won the "Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center." The award is bestowed on a promising director in the TIFF Asian Future section, chosen by three jury members for its chances of international success beyond cultural and national borders. Accepting her award from Hiroyasu Ando, President of the Japan Foundation, the young Indian director expressed her gratitude to both TIFF and the producer of her film, and commented, "I really believe that the spirit of Asia is the spirit of world peace across all countries. And I really feel that the women of Asia, particularly, should come together to build a more peaceful Asia and peaceful world." The "Best Asian Future Film Award" went to "Birdshot," directed by Mikhail Red of the Philippines, who commented: "I share this award with all the other struggling young filmmakers out there who wanted to fly but were shot down, who wanted to speak out but were silenced." The festival's most prestigious award, the "Tokyo Grand Prix," was given to Chris Kraus of Germany for "The Bloom of Yesterday." The Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF are now in their third year of collaboration. In 2014, they jointly launched an Asia-focused film culture exchange initiative, which will run until 2020, when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are to be held. This endeavor aims to deepen mutual understanding within Asia by showcasing Asian films in Japan and Japanese films in Asia, and by bringing Asian talent to the world through TIFF. With the festival as a communication hub for the Asian film industry, the partners are building a future-oriented network in the region and furthering cultural exchanges. The world premiere of "Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections," the first of a series of Asian omnibus films, was held on October 26 during the festival. The ongoing co-production project aims to deepen interactions between neighboring countries within Asia, as well as to enrich cultural understanding and explore Asian identities and ways of life. The protagonist of each chapter is an Asian living in a different Asian country, allowing the directors to express their own unique visions, and to film on location in their own or other Asian countries, including Japan, the Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia. At the world premiere screening, three accomplished directors, Brillante Ma Mendoza (Philippines), Isao Yukisada (Japan) and Sotho Kulikar (Cambodia), showed up to present their films along with their cast members: acclaimed Filipino actor Lou Veloso, one of the most respected Japanese actors Masahiko Tsugawa, Malaysian actress Sharifah Amani, popular Japanese actor Masaya Kato and Cambodian actress Chumvan Sodhachivy. The Japan Foundation Asia Center's CROSSCUT ASIA series showcases Asian films with a focus on particular countries, directors, actors or themes. Following the first and second editions, which featured Thailand and the Philippines respectively, this year's third edition focused on Indonesia, a country whose cultural diversity is unparalleled. The section featured works from young filmmakers who richly portray themes relevant to modern society, such as religion, ethnicity, gender and various forms of love. Among the region's promising new generation of directors, TIFF guests included Teddy Soeriaatmadja, who presented his "Trilogy about Intimacy," Riri Riza, Nia Dinata, Mouly Surya, Ifa Isfansyah, Edwin, Kamila Andini and Angga Dwimas Sasongko. The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival unspooled from October 25 to November 3, 2016.


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EM: Air and Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers | Year: 2011

Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2010 conference was held in November, 2010 in Singapore, with a theme 'Air Quality in a Changing Climate.' BAQ featured more than 120 presentations, many of which focused on how air pollution interacts with climate change. It introduced initiatives and case studies for Asia where air quality management and climate change mitigation go hand-in-hand. The Health Effects Institute launched a major study at BAQ indicating that 55% of the Delhi population and 76% of the Beijing population live within 50 meters of a major road. Singapore's Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, shared how Singapore is able to strike a balance between progress and low-emissions urban development. New York's Transport Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan explained on how New York City reclaimed street sections for people in Times and Herald Squares.


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EM: Air and Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers | Year: 2011

The 1st Green Freight China Seminar, held May 23-24, 2011, brought together more than 90 government officials, private sector, and civil society representatives in Beijing to discuss how to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from China's freight sector. Presentations and panel discussions included five components of the technical program such as clean technologies, freight logistics, financing mechanisms, knowledge and capacity, and collaborative partnerships. Companies sharing their experiences in introducing clean technologies and logistics solutions were C.H. Robinsons, Schneider Logistics, Xin Bang Logistics, and GITI. The meet found that financing mechanisms are essential for widespread adoption of technologies, especially as truck drivers are unlikely to receive regular loans from commercial banks.


Punte S.,Asia Center
EM: Air and Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers | Year: 2012

The Sixth Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum, held as part of the Urban Mobility India Conference in New Delhi, India, in December 2011, was attended by 700 participants. It was aimed to review the progress made in achieving the Bangkok 2020 Declaration goals, discuss urban transport issues, and provide regional input to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Brazil in June 2012. Addressing Forum attendees in his Keynote presentation, Robert O'Keefe, vice president of the Health Effects Institute and chair of CAI-Asia, underscored that in many Asian cities the ambient levels of particulate matter (PM 10) exceed current World Health Organization air quality guidelines, resulting in approximately 795,000 premature deaths in Asia each year. Green freight made an entry in the EST Forum with the announcement of the Private Sector Declaration on Green Freight in Asia Towards a Green Economy.


TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), held from October 25 to November 3, concluded with the announcement of award winners at a closing ceremony. This year, TIFF screened 206 films and 60,589 film fans attended the screenings. The Tokyo Grand Prix was awarded to "The Bloom of Yesterday," directed by Chris Kraus of Germany. For the award winners in all sections, please see below. - Competition section Tokyo Grand Prix: "The Bloom of Yesterday" (directed by Chris Kraus) Special Jury Prize: "Sami Blood" (directed by Amanda Kernell) Award for Best Director: Hana Jusic ("Quit Staring at My Plate") Award for Best Actress: Lene Cecilia Sparrok ("Sami Blood") Award for Best Actor: Paolo Ballesteros ("Die Beautiful") Award for Best Artistic Contribution: "Mr. No Problem" (directed by Mei Feng) Audience Award: "Die Beautiful" (directed by Jun Robles Lana) WOWOW Viewer's Choice Award: "The Bloom of Yesterday" (directed by Chris Kraus) - Asian Future section Best Asian Future Film Award: "Birdshot" (directed by Mikhail Red) Spirit of Asia Award by Japan Foundation Asia Center: Director Alankrita Shrivastava ("Lipstick Under My Burkha") Jury President Jean-Jacques Beineix wrapped up the ceremony as follows. "The 16 films that have been submitted cannot pretend to represent the cinema in its whole. They nevertheless give a striking view of it. Those films give a sizzling scope of the vision of moviemakers. Moviemakers are witnesses of their times -- we need them to enlarge our comprehension of the world. Through those 16 films we could feel anxiety, fear of exclusion, racism, pessimism, loneliness, need of justice, and acceptance of our differences. Our awesome differences are our common wealth. Through all those points of views, cinema teaches us how to respect each other and to design the need for a more tolerant world, more respectful of our customs, our singularities. A universal film does not exist but through its diversity, cinema contributes greatly to opening our minds and to express the beauty of humanity. It gives us a glimpse of a better world. Thank you."


TOKIO, 7. November 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Das Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), das vom 25. Oktober bis 3. November stattfand, endete mit der Ankündigung der Gewinner im Rahmen der Abschlusszeremonie. Dieses Jahr nahmen 206 Filme teil, die von 60.589 Filmfans besucht wurden. Der Tokyo Grand Prix ging an „Die Blumen von gestern" des deutschen Regisseurs Chris Kraus. Nachfolgend sind die Preisträger in allen Kategorien genannt. - Wettbewerbskategorie Tokyo Grand Prix: „Die Blumen von gestern" (Regisseur Chris Kraus) Sonderpreis der Jury: „Sami Blood" (Regisseur Amanda Kernell) Preis für beste Regie: Hana Jusic („Quit Staring at My Plate") Preis für beste Schauspielerin: Lene Cecilia Sparrok („Sami Blood") Preis für bester Schauspieler: Paolo Ballesteros („Die Beautiful") Preis für besten künstlerischen Beitrag: „Mr. No Problem" (Regisseur Mei Feng) Publikumspreis: „Die Beautiful" (Regisseur Jun Robles Lana) WOWOW Zuschauerpreis: „Die Blumen von gestern" (Regisseur Chris Kraus) - Kategorie asiatischer Zukunftsfilm Preis für besten asiatische Zukunftsfilm: „Birdshot" (Regisseur Mikhail Red) Spirit-of-Asia-Preis des Japan Foundation Asia Center: Regisseur Alankrita Shrivastava („Lipstick Under My Burkha") Jurypräsident Jean-Jacques Beineix fasste die Zeremonie folgendermaßen zusammen: „Die 16 eingereichten Filme repräsentieren sicher nicht das Kino in seiner Gesamtheit. Aber sie gestatten dennoch einen eindrucksvollen Blick auf die aktuelle Kinolandschaft. Diese Filme geben einen aktuellen Einblick in die Vision von Filmemachern. Filmemacher sind Zeugen ihrer Zeit – wir brauchen sie, um unser Verständnis der Welt zur erweitern. Mit diesen 16 Filmen konnten wir Angst, Furcht vor Ausgrenzung, Rassismus, Pessimismus, Einsamkeit, Wunsch nach Gerechtigkeit sowie Akzeptanz unserer Unterschiede fühlen. Unsere eindrucksvollen Unterschiede sind unser gemeinsamer Reichtum. Durch all diese Standpunkte Ansichten lehrt uns Kino, wie wir uns gegenseitig respektieren können und wie wichtig eine tolerantere Welt, Respekt unserer Kulturen, unserer Einzigartigkeiten sind. Es gibt keinen universellen Film, aber durch seine Vielfalt trägt Kino wesentlich dazu bei, unsere Gedanken zu öffnen und die Schönheit der Menschlichkeit auszudrücken. Filme geben uns einen Einblick in eine bessere Welt. Vielen Dank."


TOKYO, 7 novembre 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Le 29ème Festival international du film de Tokyo (FIFT), qui se tient du 25 octobre au 3 novembre, a pris fin avec l'annonce des lauréats dans le cadre de la cérémonie de clôture. Cette année, le FIFT a projeté 206 films et 60 589 passionnés du cinéma ont assisté aux projections. Le Grand Prix de Tokyo a été attribué à « The Bloom of Yesterday », un film réalisé par Chris Kraus d'Allemagne. Les lauréats des prix de toutes les sections sont indiqués ci-dessous. - Section Compétition  Grand Prix de Tokyo : « The Bloom of Yesterday » (réalisé par Chris Kraus) Prix spécial du jury : « Sami Blood » (réalisé par Amanda Kernell) Prix du Meilleur réalisateur : Hana Jusic (« Quit Staring at My Plate ») Prix de la Meilleure actrice : Lene Cecilia Sparrok (« Sami Blood ») Prix du Meilleur acteur : Paolo Ballesteros (« Die Beautiful ») Prix de la Meilleure contribution artistique : « Mr. No Problem » (réalisé par Mei Feng) Prix du Public : « Die Beautiful » (réalisé par Jun Robles Lana) Prix Viewer's Choice WOWOW : « The Bloom of Yesterday » (réalisé par Chris Kraus) - Section Asian Future Prix du Meilleur film Asian Future : « Birdshot » (réalisé par Mikhail Red) Prix Spirit of Asia par le Japan Foundation Asia Center : Réalisatrice Alankrita Shrivastava (« Lipstick Under My Burkha ») - Section Japanese Cinema Splash Prix du Meilleur film : « POOLSIDEMAN » (réalisé par Hirobumi Watanabe) Le président du jury, Jean-Jacques Beineix, a clôturé la cérémonie par ces paroles. « Les 16 films qui ont été soumis ne peuvent pas prétendre représenter le cinéma dans son intégralité. Ils en donnent néanmoins une vue saisissante. Ces films donnent une idée spectaculaire de la vision des cinéastes. Les cinéastes sont des témoins de leur temps-- nous avons besoin d'eux pour mieux comprendre le monde. Ces 16 films nous ont fait ressentir l'angoisse, la crainte de l'exclusion, le racisme, le pessimisme, la solitude, le besoin de justice, et l'acceptation de nos différences. Nos incroyables différences sont notre richesse commune. Le cinéma utilise tous ces points de vue pour nous enseigner comment respecter les autres et concevoir le besoin d'un monde plus tolérant, plus respectueux de nos coutumes, ou de nos particularités. Le film universel n'existe pas mais, grâce à sa diversité, le cinéma contribue énormément à ouvrir notre esprit et exprimer la beauté de l'humanité. Il nous laisse entrevoir un monde meilleur. Merci. »


News Article | November 7, 2016
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TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), held from October 25 to November 3, concluded with the announcement of award winners at a closing ceremony. This year, TIFF screened 206 films and 60,589 film fans attended the screenings. The Tokyo Grand Prix was awarded to "The Bloom of Yesterday," directed by Chris Kraus of Germany. For the award winners in all sections, please see below. - Competition section Tokyo Grand Prix: "The Bloom of Yesterday" (directed by Chris Kraus) Special Jury Prize: "Sami Blood" (directed by Amanda Kernell) Award for Best Director: Hana Jusic ("Quit Staring at My Plate") Award for Best Actress: Lene Cecilia Sparrok ("Sami Blood") Award for Best Actor: Paolo Ballesteros ("Die Beautiful") Award for Best Artistic Contribution: "Mr. No Problem" (directed by Mei Feng) Audience Award: "Die Beautiful" (directed by Jun Robles Lana) WOWOW Viewer's Choice Award: "The Bloom of Yesterday" (directed by Chris Kraus) - Asian Future section Best Asian Future Film Award: "Birdshot" (directed by Mikhail Red) Spirit of Asia Award by Japan Foundation Asia Center: Director Alankrita Shrivastava ("Lipstick Under My Burkha") Jury President Jean-Jacques Beineix wrapped up the ceremony as follows. "The 16 films that have been submitted cannot pretend to represent the cinema in its whole. They nevertheless give a striking view of it. Those films give a sizzling scope of the vision of moviemakers. Moviemakers are witnesses of their times -- we need them to enlarge our comprehension of the world. Through those 16 films we could feel anxiety, fear of exclusion, racism, pessimism, loneliness, need of justice, and acceptance of our differences. Our awesome differences are our common wealth. Through all those points of views, cinema teaches us how to respect each other and to design the need for a more tolerant world, more respectful of our customs, our singularities. A universal film does not exist but through its diversity, cinema contributes greatly to opening our minds and to express the beauty of humanity. It gives us a glimpse of a better world. Thank you."

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