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TIFF was moved to the autumn this year. The "competition" category was also introduced, thus shaping the event's foundation and establishing it as an international film festival. The festival opened with Kon Ichikawa's "Princess from the Moon" and closed with Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor," a lineup that proved symbolic of the festival's emphasis on filmmaking in Japan and the rest of Asia. A major collaboration venture of TIFF was "The Best of Asia Pasific Films" featuring films from as far west as Iran and as far south as Australia and New Zealand. This project sought to identify cinematic and cultural regions of the world according to its oceans as opposed to its landmasses.

This year marked Hollywood's centenary and many stars from the United States were invited to Tokyo. It was entirely appropriate that "Good Morning Babylon" by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, made in homage to D. W. Griffith, was chosen for a special screening. The opening ceremonies were distinguished by the presence of Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess (present Emperor and Empress) as well as Elia Kazan and his wife, June Allyson and her husband David Ashrow, Nagisa Oshima, the husband and wife combination of Masahiro Shinoda and Shima Iwashita, and Akira Kurosawa.

1987 2nd Prize Winner
International Competition

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award
Old Well (Wu Tian-ming)

Special Jury Prize
Housekeeping (Bill Forsyth)

The Best Director Award
Lana Gogoberidze (Turn Over)

The Best Actress Award
Rachel Ward (The Good Wife)

The Best Actor Award
Zhang Yimou (Old Well)

The Best Artistic Contribution Award
Director: John Boorman (Hope and Glory)

The Best Screenplay Award
Bill Forsyth (Housekeeping)

Special Achievement Award
Director:John Huston (The Dead)

Young Cinema Competition

Sakura Gold - The Governor of Tokyo Award
Director: Harry Hook (The Kitchen Toto)

Sakura Silver Award
Director: Steve Gomer (Sweet Lorraine)


The Man with Three Coffins (Lee Chang-ho)

FIPRESCI(Special Award)
Old Well (Wu Tian-ming)

Opening Screening
"Princess From the Moon"  Kon Ichikawa

Closing Screening
"Last Emperor"  Bernardo Bertolucci