Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award

The Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award (日本映画監督協会新人賞, Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō) is given annually by the Directors Guild of Japan to a new director of a film released that year who is considered the most "suitable" for the award.[1][2] The winner is selected by a committee formed of DGJ members.[1] All formats—feature film, documentary, television, video, etc.—are eligible for consideration.[1] In some years when there was no apparent winner, the Guild only issued a "citation" (奨励賞 (shōreishō)) or did not give out the award. Multiple awards have been given in other years. With a long history, many of Japan's major postwar directors have received the award, including Nagisa Ōshima, Susumu Hani, Yoshimitsu Morita, Masayuki Suo, Takeshi Kitano, and Shunji Iwai.[3]

RecipientsEdit

Recipients of the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award[4]

Year Winner Film Notes
1960 Nagisa Ōshima Cruel Story of Youth
1961 Susumu Hani Bad Boys
1962 Kirio Urayama Foundry Town
1963 No award
1964 No award
1965 Kei Kumai Nihon Rettō
1966 Sadao Nakajima Yakuza (893) Gurentai
1967 Toshiya Fujita Hikō Shōnen: Hinode no Sakebi
1968 No award
1969 Masanobu Deme Oretachi no Kōya Citation only
1970 Shinsuke Ogawa Summer in Narita
1971 Yōichi Higashi Yasashii Nipponjin
1972 Shunya Itō Female Convict 701: Scorpion Citation only
1973 Noboru Tanaka Confidential: The Hell of Tortured Prostitutes Citation only
1974 No award
1975 No award
1976 Seijirō Kōyama Futatsu no Hāmonika Citation only
1977 Hōjin Hashiura Hoshizora no Marionetto
1978 No award
1979 Claude Gagnon Keiko
1980 Kōhei Oguri Muddy River Citation only
1981 Kazuyuki Izutsu Gaki Teikoku Citation only
1982 No award
1983 Yoshimitsu Morita The Family Game
1984 No award
1985 Shinichirō Sawai Early Spring Story
1986 Kazuo Hara The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
1987 Masashi Yamamoto Robinson's Garden
1988 Uson Kim Yun's Town
1989 Junji Sakamoto Dotsuitarunen Two winners
1989 Gō Takamine Untamagiru Two winners
1990 Takeshi Kitano Boiling Point Two winners; citation only
1990 Fumiki Watanabe Shimaguni Konjō Two winners; citation only
1991 Masayuki Suo Sumo Do, Sumo Don't
1992 Hideyuki Hirayama The Games Teachers Play Multiple winners
1992 Tsutomu Makiya Pineapple Tours Multiple winners
1992 Yūji Nakae Pineapple Tours Multiple winners
1992 Hayashi Tōma Pineapple Tours Multiple winners
1993 Shunji Iwai Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? Two winners
1993 Yasunori Terada My Wife Is Filipina Two winners
1994 Tomoyuki Furumaya This Window Is Yours
1995 Gō Rijū Berlin
1996 Isshin Inudō Two People Talking
1997 Masato Hara Twentieth Century Nostalgia
1998 Toshiaki Toyoda Pornostar
1999 Akihiko Shiota Moonlight Whispers
Don't Look Back
2000 Akira Ogata Boy's Choir
2001 Masato Ishioka Scoutman aka Pain
2002 Sujin Kim Through the Night
2003 Kiyoshi Sasabe Chirusoku no Natsu
2004 Nami Iguchi Dogs & Cats
2005 Izumi Takahashi The Soup, One Morning
2006 Shōtarō Kobayashi Kazoku no Hiketsu
2007 Satoko Yokohama German + Rain
2008 Yuki Tanada One Million Yen Girl
2009 Yū Irie 8000 Miles [5][2]
2010 Tatsushi Ōmori Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni [6]
2011 Mami Sunada Death of a Japanese Salesman [7]
2012 Ryūichi Shimada Doko ni mo ikenai [8]
2013 Masahide Ichii Hakoiri musuko no koi [9]
2014 Keiichi Kobayashi About the Pink Sky [10]
2015 Daishi Matsunaga Pieta in the Toilet
2016 Shoji Hiroshi Ken and Kazu
2017 Isora Iwakiri The Blooming [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Irie Yū kantoku, dai 50kai Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō ni "mune ga ippai"". Eiga.com (in Japanese). 7 April 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō jushō sakuhin o Yūrosupēsu nite renjitsu jōei". Studio Voice Online (in Japanese). 10 July 2008. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  4. ^ "New Directors Award". Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  5. ^ "2009 nendo Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō tokushū" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  6. ^ "2010 nendo Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō no gohōhoku" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  7. ^ "2011 nendo Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō no gohōhoku" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  8. ^ "2012 nendo Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō no gohōhoku" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  9. ^ "2013 nendo Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō no gohōhoku" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  10. ^ "2014 nendo Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  11. ^ "『花に嵐』の岩切一空監督 第58回日本映画監督協会新人賞受賞!|ニュース|映画情報のぴあ映画生活(1ページ)". ぴあ映画生活 (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 April 2018.