JVC Report



Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) announced today that 49 video creations have been nominated for awards by the judging committee of the 22nd Tokyo Video Festival.

The festival, one of the major international video competitions, attracted 2,018 entries, including 977 from 32 foreign countries and regions, this year, reaching a total number of 30,150 entries. The Tokyo Video Festival was initiated in 1978 to encourage communication through video-making by amateur and professional individuals and groups.

Winners of this year's festival will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Garden Hall of Ebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2000.

One of the characteristics of this year's entries was that the works entered by the younger generation, those in their teens, including high school students, and those in their twenties, progressed in both quality and quantity. They made up for the majority of the nominated works, capturing 17 out of a total of 49.

Another characteristic is the marked improvement of video production technology as a result of the diffusion of shooting with digital video cameras and non-linear editing with computers.

Finally, the nearing finale of the twentieth century brought many works that were reflections of the entrants themselves or the human society as they retraced their own past, or the history of a country, society, etc.

Ages Countries

The judges of the 22nd Tokyo Video Festival are Susumu Hani, Film director; Hakudo Kobayashi, video artist; Fujiko Nakaya, video artist; Nobuhiko Obayashi, film director; Makoto Shiina, novelist; Naoto Takenaka, actor and film director; and Shingo Kawada, Associate Director and Deputy General Manager, Video Products Division, JVC. In addition, Mari Christine, cross-cultural communicator, is serving as a guest judge.

Live broadcasts of the 22nd ceremony, scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2000, will be viewable on the internet at http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/tvf/

Works will be presented on the same homepages, as follow.
Dec. 22, 1999 - Jan. 30, 2000 Nominations, 22nd Tokyo Video Festival
Jan. 30, 2000 - Awardees, 22nd Tokyo Video Festival

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