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Dragons & Tigers

By: Adam Cook

in progress…

The Dragons & Tigers section began in 1994 at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Since then, it has been the fest’s calling card. Each year a small collection of Asia-Pacific films are curated by Tony Rayns & Shelly Kraicer (pictured below) for the competition. The purpose is to draw attention to creative and innovative films made by filmmakers who have yet to reach significant international recognition.

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

2010 Jury:
Bong Joon-ho
Denis Côté
Jia Zhangke

2011 Jury:
Simon Field
Ann Hui
Yang Ikjune



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not a list, a cave. thank you

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Adam Cook


Thanks, Myra. The entire history of Dragons & Tigers films (in competition) will be added over the next couple months. So expect this list to keep on growing!!

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Hey Adam, Diao's Uniform (2003) and Rainclouds over Wushan (1996) are now in the database. :)

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