Awards for 1999

Silver Screen Award

Best Actor

WINNER

Death on a Full Moon Day: Joe Abeywickrama
For the simplicity and maturity of his performance in the role of a blind man whose nobility and honor transcends the depths of his personal sorrow.

Best Actress

WINNER

The Hole: Kuei-Mei Yang
For the subtlety and sophistication of her performance in the role of a woman determined to hurdle the stresses of urban life.

Best Director - Asian Feature Film

WINNER

The Hole: Ming-liang Tsai
For his creation of a new cinematic expression which challenges the very meaning of human existence.

Best Director - Singapore Short Film

WINNER

Best Screenplay

WINNER

Suicide Bus: Duncan
For his effective satire on man's obsession to control his own destiny, and for the stunning metaphor for human life as a sightseeing bus tour.

Best Singapore Short Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION


Best Asian Feature Film

WINNER

The Hole: Ming-liang Tsai
For its intelligent exploration of the spectrum of human experience in both dismal reality as well as in the realm of imagination.

IN-COMPETITION














Special Jury Prize

Singapore Short Film

WINNERS


Asian Feature Film

WINNER

Connection by Fate: Jen Wan
For its brilliant evocation of the urban malaise and modern man's yearning to reconcile with his past.

Young Cinema Award

WINNER

The Adopted Son: Mirlan Abdykalykov
For the visual purity and eloquence of his depiction of the essence of human life and self-fulfillment in a remote village.

IN-COMPETITION


FIPRESCI/NETPAC Award

WINNER

Connection by Fate: Jen Wan
For its sincere, poetic and visually striking depiction of the subtle contrasts between, on the one hand, tradition and modernity and, on the other, everyday urban reality and the supernatural.

FIPRESCI/NETPAC Award - Special Mention

WINNER

The Adopted Son: Aktan Arym Kubat
For its refreshing approach to building character and depicting sexual awakening through its poetic documentation of village life, respectfully and lovingly observed through its stunning black and white cinematography.

Special Mention

Singapore Short Film

WINNER

Asian Feature Film

WINNERS

The Power of Kangwon Province: Sang-soo Hong
For his convincing cinematic restraint in depicting the inevitable fragility of human relationships.

The Adopted Son: Mirlan Abdykalykov
For his versatile performance in the role of a young adopted son experiencing the rite of passage from innocence to wisdom.

Special Achievement Award

WINNER

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