Winners of the Grand Prizes for the 28th JVC Tokyo Video Festival 'TVF 2006' Selected - Japanese and Korean Entrants Take the Two Grand Prizes.Tokyo, Japan, Feb 20, 2006 - (JCN JCN Japan Corporate News
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TVF Turkiye Voleybol Federasyonu 2006", hosted by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) attracted a total of 2,291 entries from 35 countries and regions around the world (910 entries from Japan; 1,381 from overseas). The judges selected 30 works to receive the Excellence Award, 70 works to receive the Selected Work, and, after a final round of judging, one work to receive the Video Grand Prize and one work to receive the JVC Grand Prize. This year's two Grand Prizes were awarded to a Japanese entrant and a Korean entrant, both in their early 20s.
The Video Grand Prize was awarded to Ms. Sawako Nakai (age 23; Nara Prefecture, Japan) for her work Fledge fledge
v. fledged, fledg·ing, fledg·es
1. To take care of (a young bird) until it is ready to fly.
2. To cover with or as if with feathers.
3. . The work focuses on the lifestyle of a friend of the author's who became a mother while still at high school, and centers on videoed interviews of the subject. The subject and the author come together to speak to the viewer. In his comments, contest judge Isao Takahata Isao Takahata (高畑 勲 Takahata Isao had high praise for the work: "the existence of her supporters who warmly surrounded her was felt, so the whole product matched the Japanese title, Hagukumu (Fledge)."
The JVC Grand Prize was awarded to Mr. Ji Seung Woo (age 24; Korea) for his work Family. The work is a documentary depicting two days in the life of an elderly woman living alone in the country, whose children and their families come and stay at her house to help her make kimchi kim·chi also kim·chee
n. pl. kim·chis also kim·chees
A Korean dish made of vegetables, such as cabbage or radishes, that are salted, seasoned, and stored in sealed containers to undergo lactic acid fermentation. pickles Pickles may refer to
The People Award was awarded to three works selected by members of the general public voting over the Internet: Lemon by Ms. Ruma Yuri Akizuki Matsubara (age 15; Hyogo Prefecture, Japan), Fledge by Ms. Sawako Nakai and "Mei" Climbing a Valley by Mr. Toyofumi Uetake (age 40; Chiba Prefecture Chiba Prefecture (千葉県 Chiba-ken , Japan).
Outline of Tokyo Video Festival
Since 1978, JVC has annually hosted the "Tokyo Video Festival" to popularize pop·u·lar·ize
tr.v. pop·u·lar·ized, pop·u·lar·iz·ing, pop·u·lar·iz·es
1. To make popular: A famous dancer popularized the new hairstyle.
2. "video-making" which increases the possibilities of recording, message transmissions, and free expressions with videos.
The festival is open to professionals, amateurs, individuals, and groups of any nationality and ages. Video compositions must be produced with a video camera. Playback time must not exceed 20 minutes. Any subject matter is acceptable.
"TVF 2006" Award
Video Grand Prize (1 work): 500,000 yen (prize money for "Excellence Award" included); a JVC 3CCD hard disk camcorder, a TVF trophy, and a citation JVC Grand Prize (1 work): 400,000 yen (prize money for "Excellence Award" included); a JVC 3CCD hard disk camcorder, a TVF trophy, and a citation Excellence Award (30 works): Prize money: 100,000 yen, citation, and plaque People's Award (3 works): Plaque Selected Work (70 works): Citation and plaque Judges: Nobuhiko Obayashi, Film Director; Hakudo Kobayashi, Video Artist and Professor of Seian University of Art and Design; Hiroaki Sato, Video Artist and a teacher at Nippon Engineering College; Makoto Shiina, Novelist; Isao Takahata, Animation Film Director; Susumu Hani, Film Director; and Masanori Kitami, General Manager, Consumer Strategic Marketing
Trends and topics of awards-winning works in TVF 2006
1. Winner of the Video Grand Prize: Fledge in which subject and author come together to convey the message of the work Fledge by Sawako Nakai, which received the Video Grand Prize, is a documentary focusing on the lifestyle of a friend of the author's who became a mother while still at high school, through interviews with the subject. Through the complex emotions she experiences from the time she becomes pregnant, through childbirth and divorce, and her busy life raising a child, it depicts the process by which the friend comes to stand on her own two feet as a single mother. The author and the subject, her friend, come together to put across the message of the work in a straightforward yet earnest manner.
Hailed by the judges - "This video tackles a modern theme straightforwardly and lightly, thereby conveying the life of a neighbor who is annoyed but in high spirits Adj. 1. in high spirits - happy and excited and energetic
elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited" , using a method that is not intrusive, but is profound." (Makoto Shiina) "The existence of her supporters who warmly surrounded her was felt, so the whole product matched the Japanese title, Hagukumu (Fledge). The producer of the film, who was a friend of the heroine, was also one of her supporters. Probably because the producer kept a close eye on the two, this wonderful sense of stability was created."(Isao Takahata)
2. A large number of prizes awarded to works that question what a family should be, including Family, winner of the JVC Grand Prize
This year, a large number of prizes were awarded to works that question what a "family" should be from the viewpoint of their authors. Family by Ji Seung Woo, winner of the JVC Grand Prize, is a documentary depicting two days in the life of an elderly woman who, since the death of her husband, has continued to live alone in the country relying on no-one, and of her son and daughter and their families, who come home to help in the making of kimchi pickles, a tradition that involves the whole family. The feelings experienced by parent and children in the course of conversations that, at first, might appear casual, are expressed with outstanding production skill. The work is also remarkable for the skill of its visual expression, with casual but calculated camera work and clever scene composition.
Other entries depicting their authors' views on "family" in different ways included "Mei" Climbing a Valley by Toyofumi Uetake, a winner of the Excellence Award, which shows the author's daughter struggling to climb up a stream, a "rite of passage rite of passage
A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood. " set by her father, Noodle Recipe as a Family Treasure by Harue Miyazawa (age 22; Nagano Prefecture Nagano Prefecture (長野県 Nagano-ken , Japan), in which all the members of a family work together to make the "family treasure" - a secret recipe Secret Recipe is a lifestyle café chain and has become a household name following its debut in Malaysia since 1997. Secret Recipe has successfully established its brand name in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand by virtue of its quality cakes, fusion food and for soup for ramen ra·men
1. A Japanese dish of noodles in broth, often garnished with small pieces of meat and vegetables.
2. A thin white noodle served in this dish. noodles noo·dle 1
A narrow, ribbonlike strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water.
[German Nudel. left to them by the grandfather, another winner of the Excellence Award, and Family Table by the Nippon Engineering College Project A team (Tokyo), a winner of the Selected Work, an art video in which the savage depiction of the dinner table hints at the imminent collapse of the family.
3. The explosive power of young people: more than half the prizes awarded to works by people in their 20s or younger
As seen in the winners of the two Grand Prizes, TVF 2006 saw a significant increase in the numbers of young people entering the contest. Nearly half of the 100 prizewinning prize·win·ning also prize-win·ning
Having won or worthy of winning a prize: the prizewinning entry.
Adj. 1. entries (49) and half of the 30 entries selected for the Excellence Award (15) were created by people in their 20s or younger. It is the first time in previous TVF contests that this has occurred, an indication that the younger generations have begun in earnest to use video as a tool for
The number of entrants in their teens was also significant. A large number of works exhibiting young talent received prizes, including Light Blue Waterdrops by Kimiko Ura and Kanako Matsuki (Kanagawa Prefecture “Kanagawa” redirects here. For other uses, see Kanagawa (disambiguation).
Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県 , Japan; Selected Work), Lemon by Ruma Yuri Akizuki Matsubara, Vivre SDF (Standard Data Format) A simple file format that uses fixed length fields. It is commonly used to transfer data between different programs.
SDF Pat Smith 5 E. 12 St. Rye NY Bob Jones 200 W. Main St. Palo Alto CA Comma delimited "Pat Smith","5 E. a Paris (Homeless in Paris) by Lea Moszkowicz (age 17; France; Excellence Award), La Esperanza For the municipality in Colombia, see .
La Esperanza (the name is Spanish for "the hope") is a town in northern Ecuador, in the Imbabura Province. It lies at the northern foot of the Mount Imbabura volcano. La Esperanza is the best base-town for climbing Imbabura volcano. Blanca (White Hope) by Samuel Hern-dez Sainz (age 18; Spain; Selected Work), and The Second World -Year of 2005- by Kim Kyong Yoon (age 19; Korea; Selected Work).
4. Women take half the Excellence Awards; ratio of prizewinners higher among female entrants than among male entrants
Women entrants showed outstanding talent in the creation of moving images. Half (15) of the 30 works selected for an Excellence Award were by women (one was a joint entry by a man and a woman). More than 20% of all the entries submitted were by women, and the ratio of prizewinners was also higher among female entrants than among male entrants.
In his comments, contest judge Makoto Shiina had high praise for the works submitted by women: stated in his comments as "Speaking about individual products, I was particularly struck with admiration by the products of young women, which were full of individuality and sensitivity. I felt that this had the same characteristic as that of the current literary world in which young women are the main driving force."
5. Academy award winners among prize-winning entries; documentaries reflecting reality of the world
One of the Excellence Award winners was Chernobyl Heart by Maryann De Leo Leo, in astronomy
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As every year, documentaries were in the majority, and many excellent works of this genre, including the two Grand Prizes, took prizes. Cameras turned on people, nature and social phenomena highlighted various aspects of the modern world, including Bridge -Tales of Women-, by Makiko Uchimura (age 20; Shiga Prefecture, Japan; Excellence Award), which relates an episode in the history of the author's family concerning an old wooden bridge, Owls Wintering at a Dry Riverbed by Shoji shoji
In Japanese architecture, sliding partition doors and windows made of a latticework wooden frame and covered with a tough, translucent white paper. When closed, they softly diffuse light throughout the house. Kusayanagi (age 69; Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; Excellence Award), which shows wildlife wintering near a major city, and Beside the Circulating Railway by Liu Chuan Ping and Zheng Liu Jun (ages 47 and 42; China; Excellence Award), which depicts people living beside a railway in the suburbs of Beijing who rise up in protest over the noise and vibration pollution.
6. Competition between animated films - now an established mode of expression
Thanks to the extraordinary advances in video hardware and software technology, animation, formerly a technically demanding mode of expression is gradually becoming established as a genre in video making and this year's contest once more attracted many entries of a high standard. The techniques used were many and varied. The entries included two works based on computer graphics selected for Excellence Awards - tough guy! 2005 by Shintaro Kishimoto (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan), Stand by Me: Marionette marionette: see puppet.
Puppet figure manipulated from above by strings attached to a wooden cross or control. The figure, also called a string puppet, is usually manipulated by nine strings, attached to each leg, hand, shoulder, and ear Boy Archer by Shin Minamizawa (age 29; Kyoto Prefecture, Japan), the puppet animation One Day Eterniday by Jean Pierre Tenshin (age 41; Tokyo; Selected Work), and the clay animation Clay animation is one of many forms of stop motion animation; specifically, it is the form where each animated piece, either character or background, is "deformable", i.e. a malleable substance, usually plasticine clay. O Ditado (Dictation) by Studio Elementare (Brazil; Selected Work).
7. Drama, the joy of the creator and the joy of the viewer
A number of original and highly watchable watch·a·ble
1. Capable of being watched; viewable: watchable wildlife.
2. Good enough to watch: "The fastest modem ... amateur dramatic works took prizes. The entries included a large number of homemade dramas that shone by their unique style, quite unlike that of the familiar TV dramas. These included Ohayo -Good Morning- by Shinya Okada (age 37; Tokyo; Excellence Award), which relates the strange events that befall be·fall
v. be·fell , be·fall·en , be·fall·ing, be·falls
To come to pass; happen.
To happen to. See Synonyms at happen. a couple who are on good terms but talk very little, Papas Are Thief Rangers by the Honmachi 1-chome Shopping Street Revitalization Union; Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan; Selected Work), an amateur comedy created jointly by the local shopping street association to help revitalize the local area, Pasaje a la libertad La Libertad can refer to:
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