Japan Prize 2022
Events and Awards Ceremony
1:00P.M. – 2:00P.M.
How to Generate Social Impact - Success stories from Proposal Pitch winners
Last year's winners of the Proposal Pitch from Ecuador and Bangladesh will present their films. The producers will talk about their journey in creating their films and the impact that it hopes to have on society. We also invite the winner from 2018, Elke Franke, to talk about how her project continues to evolve.
- * Simultaneous Japanese/English interpretation available
- * Captions in real-time is avaiable via UD Talk.
Aldana Duhalde is a photographer, journalist, scriptwriter, and consultant. She has created and produced programs and channels with cultural and educational content. She is a trainer of the formats "The day I become strong" (Prix Jeunesse International) and "WADADA News for Kids" (Free Press Unlimited) and one of the directors of the "Children in the Centre" foundation. She moderates international debates and workshops on Media and Children, including the Prix Jeunesse Suitcase, and has created the Post-Grade Seminar on Media for children (Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA). She was the Director of Content of National Channel Pakapaka developing formats such as Sound Hunters, Petit and PakaData. She is an active member of CONACAI (National Advisory Council for Audiovisual Communication and Childhood, Argentina).
Shyfoon Naher is a media activist. After completing her post-graduation on zoology, she adapted herself with the media profession. She was associated with the Bangladesh Open University from 1995 to 2003 as a scriptwriter of educational TV and radio programs. So far, she coordinated five international documentary films as well as worked as an executive producer in the Tokyo Docs-Colors of Asia winning project in 2019. In 2021, she received The National Federation of UNESCO Association in Japan Prize for the proposal titled, “Speak out yourself -The abuse we're not talking about”. So far, she has visited India, Nepal and Malaysia.
Ecuador. Filmmaker and producer specialized in creating content for children and youth. MA in education and master in film business from ESCAC. Cofounder of Tinamú Films. Winner of the Best Proposal in Japan Prize 2021. Participation in 2021 in Festival Ojo de Pescado (Chile) with the fiction project “Yayë” which was selected for the “Window to the world” at the Schlingel International Film Festival 2021. She has written scripts of the children TV shows: “Today, I cook!”, “Payanga, Luna de Queso” among others for the children TV filmstrip “Veo Veo” of Ecuador. Producer and scriptwriter of the feature length documentary “Airo Pai: My friend Nelson”. She is currently in production of her directorial debut project “Rainbowflower: My School of the future”.
Elke Franke counts over 20 years of experience in communication for development through arts. She is cofounder of the NGO Vientos Culturales (Cultural Winds). During her first decade in Mexico, she worked as a project coordinator, workshop leader, puppeteer, and actress as well as set and costume designer. Since 2008, she is the executive producer and responsible for of all audiovisual projects. The productions are broadcasted by national and state channels throughout Mexico. Since 2016, she is the representative of the international network “WADADA, News for Kids” in Mexico. Through the network, she has promoted the first Mexican News for Kids program “Winds!, flying news”. With her documentary film project “LIFE” she won the Japan Prize Best Proposal in 2018 and the UNESCO Prize at Prix Jeunesse festival 2020. She is co-founder of the audiovisual school “Qué me faltó preguntar (What did I miss asking).” She promotes human rights, inclusion, freedom of expression and works in vulnerable communities under adverse conditions.