|18th Japan Film Professional Awards|
The 18th Japan Film Professional Awards (第18回日本映画プロフェッショナル大賞) is the 18th edition of the Japan Film Professional Awards. It awarded the best of 2008 in film. The ceremony did not take place in this year.
- Best Film: Kiss
- Best Director: Kōji Wakamatsu (United Red Army)
- Best Actress: Eiko Koike (Kiss)
- Best Actor: Tatsuya Fujiwara (Chameleon)
- Best New Director: Kenji Nakanishi (Aoi Tori)
- Best Distinguished Service: Takeo Kimura (For his Guinness World Record for the oldest debut as a feature film director, and his longtime work.)
- Special: Kenichi Matsuyama (Detroit Metal City)
- Special: Shinjuku Joy Cinema (The theatre closed in 2009.)
10 best films
- Kiss (Kunitoshi Manda)
- Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
- United Red Army (Kōji Wakamatsu)
- All Around Us (Ryōsuke Hashiguchi)
- Hito no Sex o Warauna (Nami Iguchi)
- Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
- 日本映画プロフェッショナル大賞2008年・第18回 [The 18th Japan Film Professional Awards in 2008]. allcinema (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-05-02.
- 第18回日本映画プロフェッショナル大賞. nichi-pro.filmcity.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-05-02.
- "Oldest debut as a feature film director". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
- 新宿ジョイシネマ閉館で考える"シネコン時代の今後" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
Official website (in Japanese)