Events

November 5 (Tue)

SHIBUYA CAST

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10:00A.M. – 11:30A.M.

The Power of Characters

PBS Kids × NHK Children's Program

What characters spark children’s curiosity and inspire them? How can digital distribution of content help them learn? We welcome a special guest from US public broadcaster PBS, which continues to release appealing and inspiring content for young audiences and discuss topics ranging from the power of characters to successful distribution methods.

Lesli Rotenberg
Guest Speaker
Lesli Rotenberg Chief Programming Executive and General Manager
Children’s Media and Education
PBS
<United States>
Masakazu Sato
Speaker
Masakazu Sato Senior Producer
Program Production Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

Finalist Works Screening—Pre-school Division

There were 37 works entered in the Pre-school Division and 14 of them progressed to the final selection. A preliminary selection juror explains the finalists’ works. A Q&A session will follow if their creators attend.

Screening schedule

“House of Mechanics”, “MAYBE AN ELEPHANT”

  • “House of Mechanics”
  • “MAYBE AN ELEPHANT”
Yangfan Liu
Moderator
Yangfan Liu Program Director
Program Production Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

1:00P.M. – 3:30P.M.

Digital Media Division
—Final Presentation Session

The Digital Media Division accepts such entries as audiovisual and interactive educational contents that open up new learning possibilities by taking advantage of the characteristics of digital media. The finalists in the division are invited to present their works and have a Q&A session with the jurors in this final judging session.

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5:00P.M. – 6:45P.M.

Digital Media Division
—Overview of the Entries and Screening

Preliminary selection leader of the Digital Media Division Rob McLaughlin and juror Takashi Katsume will review the entries and look at some of the trends at work in this field to bring out the growing importance of digital media around the world.

Screening schedule

“Mini Song Contest”, “Juana and Pascual”

  • “Mini Song Contest”
  • “Juana and Pascual”
Rob McLaughlin
Guest Speaker
Rob McLaughlin Executive Producer
Digital Content and Strategy
National Film Board of Canada
<Canada>
Takashi Katsume
Speaker
Takashi Katsume Program Director
Program Production Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

November 6 (Wed)

JICA Global Plaza
Sponsorship: JICA

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10:00A.M. – 12:00P.M.

Proposal Pitch—Final Presentation Session

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

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1:00P.M. – 2:00P.M.

2018 Best Proposal Winner

“Life”

The Proposal Division was launched in 2003 aiming to realize quality educational TV program by local producers for their own countries and regions.
Elke Franke, the Best Proposal winner in 2018 returns to Tokyo to present her winning program “Life” as a gala screening and share her experience.

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Elke Franke
Guest
Elke Franke Producer
Vientos Culturales A.C.
<Mexico>
Yoko Imai
Interviewer
Yoko Imai Executive Producer
NHK Enterprises, Inc.
<Japan>

2:30P.M. – 3:30P.M.

Finalist Works Screening—Primary Division

There were 63 works entered in the Primary Division and 14 of them progressed to the final selection. One of the preliminary selection jurors will talk about the finalists’ works.

Screening schedule

“Brothers”, “Look into my World”

  • “Brothers”
  • “Look into my World”
成松 弘明
Moderator
Hiroaki Narimatsu Program Director
Program Production Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

3:30P.M. – 5:00P.M.

SDGs Focus Session

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), adopted at the UN in 2015, include 17 goals for ending poverty and supporting gender equality, world peace, clean energy supply, etc., by 2030. This session explores what media can do to help address and work through problems when trying to achieve these goals.

Glynis Beukes-Kapa
Guest Speaker
Glynis Beukes-Kapa Executive Producer–Education & Religion
Namibian Broadcasting Corporation
<Namibia>
Ai Shibata
Moderator
Ai Shibata Senior Producer
Program Production Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

SHIBUYA CAST

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7:00P.M. – 8:30P.M.

Diversity Focus Session

Diversity- and LGBT-related programs and films have long been submitted to the JAPAN PRIZE from around the world. We will screen some choice entries, with valuable insight provided by our guest speakers.

Screening schedule

“Employable Me” (2018 The Best Work in the Lifelong Learning Category), “Jane my rainbow family”

  • “Employable Me”
  • “Jane my rainbow family”
Ade Rawcliffe
Guest Speaker
Ade Rawcliffe Head of Diversity
ITV Commissioning
ITV
<United Kingdom>
Gon Matsunaka
Guest Speaker
Gon Matsunaka President
Pride House Tokyo
<Japan>
Mayuko Hori
Moderator
Mayuko Hori Senior Manager
Work-Style Reforming Division Human Resources Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

November 7 (Thu)

SHIBUYA CAST

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10:00A.M. – 11:30A.M.

Prix Italia Session

Prix Italia
Prix Italia × Japan Prize

Prix Italia, founded in 1948 and organized by Radiotelevisione Italiana, is said to be the oldest and the most prestigious international competition for top quality radio, TV and Internet programs. With its General Secretary as a special guest, we discuss the forefront of global content through recent Prix’s winners’ works.

Karina Laterza
Guest Speaker
Karina Laterza Secretary General of Prix Italia
Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI)/Prix Italia
<Italy>
Mizuto Tanaka
Speaker
Mizuto Tanaka Secretary General of JAPAN PRIZE
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

1:00P.M. – 4:00P.M.

Finalist Works Screening—Youth and Lifelong Learning Divisions

There were 53 works entered in the Youth Division and 16 of them progressed to the final selection. In the Lifelong Learning Division, 11 entries out of 66 remain. Preliminary selection jurors will explain the finalists’ works. A Q&A session will follow if their creators attend.

Screening schedule

“Two Para Swimming Rivals: Same Age, Same Name, Same Dream”, “Open Bracket”

  • “Two Para Swimming Rivals: Same Age, Same Name, Same Dream”
  • “Open Bracket”
Youth Division
Tshilidzi Davhana
Guest Speaker
Tshilidzi Davhana Commissioning Editor
South African Broadcasting Corporation
<South Africa>
Yuri Sudo
Moderator
Yuri Sudo Senior Producer
Program Production Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>
Lifelong Learning Division
Will Pedigo
Guest Speaker
Will Pedigo Executive Producer
Nashville Public Television
<United States>
Shuichi Mano
Moderator
Shuichi Mano Senior Producer
Program Production Department
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
<Japan>

November 8 (Fri)

Panasonic Center Tokyo

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3:00P.M. – 4:30P.M.

LGBT Focus Session
Pride House Tokyo collaboration Event

“First Day”

A workshop with educators, a talk session with a guest speaker from the LGBTQ community and a screening of “First Day” where a 12-year-old transgender girl Hannah decides to live as her true self when she enters secondary school.

* The session will be in Japanese, English interpritation not available.

Gon Matsunaka
Moderator
Gon Matsunaka President
Pride House Tokyo
<Japan>
Shigeyoshi Suzuki
Moderator
Shigeyoshi Suzuki Mushimegane-no-kai
<Japan>

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