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The 28th JVC Tokyo Video Festival: Call for Submissions

World's largest personal video contest winners announced in February 2006 (June 10, 2005)

Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) is calling for submissions for TVF 2006 - The 28th JVC Tokyo Video Festival. The aim of the Festival is to promote the creation of content that explores video's potential to deliver personal messages and elevate the art of video expression. Submissions will be accepted starting from Friday, June 10, 2005. All entries must be received no later than Friday, September 30, 2005. Winning entries will be announced in February 2006.

In recent years, the JVC Tokyo Video Festival has seen a trend toward submissions that explore everyday subjects as well as highly personal works focusing on inner expression. There has also been a notable increase in submissions that document interaction and personal links within communities, along with works that convey social messages from a personal perspective. In addition, the Festival has experienced an increase in entries from Asian countries such as China and Korea. Now in its 28th year, the JVC Tokyo Video Festival expects to receive over 3,000 submissions this year from all corners of the globe.

This year, the JVC Tokyo Video Festival welcomes the addition of a formal member to its Judges Committee, Mr. Isao Takahata, a noted director of animated works, who was a guest judge last year.

TVF 2006 Application Guideline
1. Entry Date and Deadline: For overseas participants, from June 10 to September 30, 2005

2. Entry Requirements: Video compositions must be produced with a video camcorder in mini DV, VHS, S-VHS, D-VHS, and DVD-R, and be no longer than 20 minutes.

3. Themes & Subjects: Any subject matter is acceptable. Entrants are encouraged to submit the unique works. Examples include the works to express their thoughts and opinions and the works that find new and unique uses of video medium.

4. 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 of Nippon Engineering College) Makoto Shiina (Novelist) Isao Takahata (Animation Film Director) Susumu Hani (Film Director) Masanori Kitami (General Manager, Product Planning Dept., AV & Multimedia Company, JVC)

5. Awards & Prizes: - Video Grand Prize (1 work) 500,000 yen (including prize money for the Excellence Awards). JVC 3CCD Digital Media Camera, trophy, certificate, a round-trip to Japan for award ceremony (1 person)

- JVC Grand Prize (1 work) 400,000 yen (including prize money for the Excellence Awards). JVC 3CCD Digital Media Camera, trophy, certificate, a round-trip to Japan for award ceremony (1 person)

- Excellence Awards (30 works) 100,000 yen, plaque, and certificate

- Special Awards (70 works) Plaque and certificate *Winners of the Video Grand Prize and the JVC Grand Prize will be selected among the Excellence awards winners.

- People's Awards (3 works) Plaque *Excellence Awards winners automatically become candidates for the "People's Awards" determined by votes from the general public at our web site.

6. Awards Announcement: Awards winners will be announced and presented with their awards in February 2006.

7. For Inquiry and to Where the Entries Submitted: Tokyo Video Festival Office, Victor Company of Japan, Limited Victor Building 3F, 1-7-1 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan Tel: 81-(0) 3-3289-2815 Fax: 81-(0) 3-3289-2819 Web Sites of the Tokyo Video Festival PC: Mobile:


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