Event Schedule

November 6 (Tue)
Education X Future

Creative Frontier Category
Final Presentation Session

The finalists of the category are invited to present their works and have a Q&A session with the final jurors.

Creative Frontier Category

The Creative Frontier Category accepts such entries as audiovisual and interactive educational contents that open up new learning possibilities by taking advantage of the characteristics of digital media.

Creative Frontier Category Overview

NHK Senior Producer Daisuke Wakayama, a Preliminary Selection juror, will be giving commentary about the trends and inspirations behind this year's entries. Content that unfortunately did not make it through the Preliminary Selection will be shown, including entries from Denmark, Finland, Brazil and Japan. There will also be a presentation of video abstracts that make you think about the future.

    Daisuke Wakayama
    Senior Producer, Youth & Education Programs Division, Program Production Department Japan Broadcasting Corporation <JAPAN>

Screening schedule (excerpt screening) "#tagged" (Netherlands)
The daily life of a young girl told from the perspective of her smartphone.
"Digital Addict" (France)
A documentary that dives into the reality of Internet addiction.
"Overshadowed" (United Kingdom)
A drama of a video blogger descending into despair.
"The Cleaners" (Germany)
"The Cleaners" are anonymous workers that protect morality on the internet.

"The Cleaners"
Creative Frontier Showcase

The finalist entries in the Creative Frontier Category will be available for visitors to experience. The producers will also be there to give commentary on their work.

100BANCH Workshop
100BANCH GARAGE Program calls for ambitious projects which break through the hitherto ideas.
The participants of the Program and the delegates will share insights about "future of education."

If you would like to participate in the workshop, registration through 100BANCH website is required.
(First 30 applicants)
Registration Closed

November 7 (Wed)
Education X International Understanding

PLACE: JICA Global Plaza
Proposal Division
Final Presentation Session

Five finalists will present their proposals and have a Q&A session with the jurors as a final judging session.

Proposal Division

The Proposal Division aims to support producers in countries/regions with limited budgets and technical facilities to realize their visions into production and broadcast by awarding excellent educational TV program proposals.

"A Letter To Jejara"
A screening of the 2017 Best Proposal Prize, Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize winner, plus a talk from the producer.

"A Letter To Jejara" (Myanmar) with Japanese subtitles
The story of a young girl named Eaindra who lives in a Buddhist temple in the mountains, and aspires to one day become a doctor.

    Sein Lyan Tun
    Film Director/Producer PS Films Production
    Yoko Imai
    Executive Director NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Tamagawa University UNESCO Club Film Screening

Members of the UNESCO Club at Tamagawa University, who tackle things like intercultural communication, educational support and regional contribution, will participate in a discussion about this year’s JAPAN PRIZE entries.

Tamagawa University UNESCO Club

Screening schedule (excerpts only) TOMORROW IS BETTER (Egypt)
Children using smartphones to share their views and challenges with their friends.
The difficulties faced by a young Kurdish who has been granted asylum in Japan.
Planet Plastic (Norway)
A journey towards understanding and acknowledgement of the reality of environmental damage caused by plastic pollution.

"Planet Plastic"
A screening of Central and South American programs for children
"The Papernauts"

Screening schedule (excerpts only for certain programs) "The Papernauts" (Chile)
A fantasy story, with characters made of paper that come to life and live fantastic literary adventures.
"What body is this?" (Brazil)
A sexual educational animation designed for pre-school children.
"What would you do?" (Colombia)
A program that prompts viewers to ask the question "What Would You Do?"
"#TBT Sin Limites" (Colombia)
A popular cross-media application among Teenagers.

    Monica Maruri Castillo
    Executive Director Instituto Iberoamericano del Patrimonio Natural y Cultural (IPANC) <Ecuador>
    Hirofumi Ono
    Video Director <Japan>
Discussion session with Proposal Division finalists

Finalists from Argentina, Jamaica, Bhutan, Mexico and Mongolia come together to discuss the inspiration behind their proposals and how the media can promote understanding across the globe. Video Director Hirofumi Ono is hosting this event.

November 8 (Thu)
Education X Diversity

PLACE: NHK Fureai Hall

Diversity and Media

A collection of abstracts from entries with the theme "diversity ", selected by NHK commentator Tetsuya Takeuchi, a Preliminary Selection juror. Guests will also be invited to discuss diversity and the media.

Screening schedule (excerpt screening) "Kristjan" (Slovenia)
A young Christian boy with a love for soccer challenges the reality of game.
"True Colours" (Sweden)
People use art to express themselves while battling mental illness.
"Happy Together" (Taiwan)
Interviews regarding the sexuality of disabled people around the world.
"First Day" (Australia)
A drama about a transgender girl named Thomas, and her first day at school as a female.

"Happy Together"
"First Day"
    Yuriko Oda
    CEO WheeLog Association <Japan>
  • Kosuke Takahashi
    Inventor <Japan>
    Tetsuya Takeuchi
    Senior Manager, Program Production Department Senior Commentator, News Commentators Bureau, General Broadcasting Administration Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) <Japan>

The protagonists and producers of the international collaborative project, FACES: How I Survived being Bullied, come together for a discussion.

    Dejana Backo
    Artist / Para-taekwondo athlete <Republic of Serbia>
  • Po-Ying Tseng
    Graduate student, George Washington University <Taiwan>
  • Takahiro Miyai
    Student <Japan>
    Markus Nikel
    Senior Consultant International Projects RAI CULTURA Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) <Italy>