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This year marked cinema's centenary and the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. It also marked TIFF's 10th anniversary. The seminal French film "Les Enfants de Lumière" was chosen for a special screening to mark this occasion. Just prior to the festival, Krzysztof Kieslowski, who was chosen as the president of the jury for "Young Cinema Competition", became ill; and Henri Verneuil stepped in to replace him at short notice.

This year marked the start of "Nippon Cinema Classics", which remains a beloved part of TIFF to this day. Films screened for the program were chosen by Sadao Yamane and Shigehiko Hasumi, both members of the Committee for the Centenary of Film. Many films known only in passing, including Mikio Naruse's "Uwasa no musume" (The Girl in the Rumor), which had its first screening in 50 years, were shown.

Beginning in 1995, The Tokyo International Foundation for Promotion of Screen Image Culture(Japan Association for the International Promotion of Moving Images(UNIJAPAN)), TIFF's host organizer, provided subsidy programs to new directors until 1999. In the first year, Hirokazu Koreeda's "Maborosi" was targeted for such support.

1995 8th Prize Winner
International Competition
Application total number is 223 entries from 44 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award
Not Awarded

Special Jury Prize
The Man Who Read Music from Plates (Jan Jakub Kolski)

The Best Director Award
Jose Novoa (Sicario-Assassin for Hire)

The Best Actress Award
Yasuko Tomita (The Christ of Nanjing)

The Best Actor Award
Not Awarded

The Best Artistic Contribution Award
The Christ of Nanjing (Tony Au)

The Best Supporting Actress Award
Ellen Muth (Dolores Claiborne)
Gledys Ibarra (Sicario-Assassin for Hire)

Young Cinema Competition

Tokyo Gold - The Governor of Tokyo Award
Director: Jafar Panahi (The White Baloon)
Director: Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects)

Tokyo Bronze Prize
Director: Steve Wang (The Daughter-in-law)

Opening Screening
"Braveheart" Mel Gibson

Closing Screening
"Kura" Yasuo Furuhata