JAPAN PRIZE 2017 Prize Winners

The Grand Prix Japan Prize 2017
Title COAL HEAP KIDS
Entering Organization Chasseur d'étoiles, France Télévisions,
CNC, Procirep, Angoa, Java Films
Country/Region France
Media Film
Fifteen year old Loïc and his ten year old brother, Théo, live in the French former mining town of Lens. Surrounded by poverty and unemployment, Loïc, has stopped going to school. While his teachers try to encourage him, his mother, Patricia, struggles to hold the family together. A reflection on the devastating effects of poverty and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.
Audiovisual Division The Best Work in Each Category
The Best Work in the Pre-school Category
The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize
Title IN SIGN
THE MOON AND THE WOLF
Entering Organization EDUCA
IPANC
DUNN FILMS
Country/Region Ecuador
Media TV
Beautiful songs and stories narrated only in sign language, are the pretext to think of others in their own language. In Sign allows us to travel through the world of non-listeners and their way of communicating through their hands and gestures. A program that includes everyone in these wonderful stories and songs that allow us to dream.
The Best Work in the Primary Category
The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize
Title Little Lunch
The Nightmare Before Graduation
Entering Organization Gristmill
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Children's Television Foundation
Country/Region Australia
Media TV
Mrs Gonsha’s class is graduating from Grade 6. The children are feverishly immersed in their Graduation plans, but when they uncover the explosive news that Rory is unable to graduate with them, no one is excited about leaving school any more. The Nightmare Before Graduation encapsulates the contemporary meaning and spirit of Christmas – that love, kindness and generosity can override any obstacle.
The Best Work in the Youth Category
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize
Title COAL HEAP KIDS
Entering Organization Chasseur d'étoiles, France Télévisions,
CNC, Procirep, Angoa, Java Films
Country/Region France
Media Film
Fifteen year old Loïc and his ten year old brother, Théo, live in the French former mining town of Lens. Surrounded by poverty and unemployment, Loïc, has stopped going to school. While his teachers try to encourage him, his mother, Patricia, struggles to hold the family together. A reflection on the devastating effects of poverty and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.
The Best Work in the Lifelong Learning Category
The Governor of Tokyo Prize
Title YOU WILL NOT HAVE MY HATE
Entering Organization Eclectic Presse , CNC,
France Télévisions, Java Films
Country/Region France
Media Film
Days after his wife was murdered during the Bataclan attacks, Antoine Leiris wrote an open letter on facebook to his wife’s killer. It stated simply that the terrorists had failed because they would never have his hate. That message was shared hundreds of thousands of times worldwide. In this film, Leiris sets out to meet people like him. People who are trying to rebuild their lives after terrorist attacks.
The Best Work in the Creative Frontier Category
The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize
Title EyeMoT
THE EYE TRACKING TRAINING SOFTWARE
BASED ON SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE
Entering Organization Shimane University
Country/Region Japan
Media Application Software
Using the eye tracking is not easy when you try it for the first time. To solve this problem, we carefully created the no-fail-software that easy enough even for first time users so that everybody enjoys successful experiences and gain a sense of achievements. So far, we have developed 10 games in different levels, and currently, 1,000 patients and students with special needs are use our games.
Audiovisual Division Special Prizes
The Japan Foundation President’s Prize
An excellent work that encourages mutual understanding among nations and races or contributes to cultural exchange
Title Ayham – My new Life
Entering Organization SRF Swiss Radio and Television
Country/Region Switzerland
Media TV
10-year old Ayham and his family had to flee Syria because of the war and came to Switzerland. He can't speak German, he has no friends and misses his relatives and friends in Syria very much. But Ayham has a big dream: he wants to become a professional soccer player. On his first day of school he meets his new friend Mika who takes him to the local soccerclub.
The UNICEF Prize
An excellent work that promotes understanding of the lives of children in difficult situations
Title Just Kids
My body, my life
Entering Organization EO/IKONdocs
Country/Region The Netherlands
Media TV
Sabina (12) belongs to the Masai-tribe in Kenya, an ethnic group full of colorful rituals that are lasting for centuries. Although she is proud of her cultural background, there is one rituals she is not too keen on: the circumcision of girls. Sabina is not ready for marriage. She prefers to study more and dreams to become a lawyer to make sure she and her family have a good life in the future.
TV Proposal Division The Best Proposal

The Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize
Title A Letter To Jejara
Country/Region Myanmar
Organization PS Films Production
TV Proposal Division Excellent Proposal
The National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan Prize
Title Let's Play
Country/Region Colombia
Organization Cantoalegre Corporation

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