Awards for 1999
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Ogawa Shinsuke Prize
New Asian Currents - Special Mention
FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention
Shiro the White: Katsuyuki Hirano
For the personal epic journey of a filmmaker to achieve his dream and ambition through strong will and determination without losing his sense of humour and his dedication to use the power of documentary in his personal struggle.
NETPAC Award - Special Mention
Annyong Kimchi: Tetsuaki Matsue
For the fresh vision of a beginning filmmaker in making a film about the discovery of his own identity that is filled with honesty and a sincere effort to create a dialogue between Asian cultures.
I Love 080: Li-chou Yang
For the portrayal of a life that starts to lose its sanity in the face of pressures that come both from society and family and how one's personal commitment to show life no matter how bleak can help us gain understanding of the relation between individual and society.
New Asian Currents - Award of Excellence