◆ The 2nd MEIHODO International Visual Media Festival

The cognitive revolution in homo sapiens from around 70,000 years ago paved the way for humankind to begin formulating and sharing stories. It is said by sharing these stories, collective behavior emerged on an expansive scale that enabled us to evolve in ways that other species of humankind in the past had been unable to achieve.

 The MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival therefore acts as a project to support the interaction and cooperation born from this visual language of young artists responsible for the next generation, while exploring the potential in new stories of humankind.

The MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival therefore acts as a project to support the interaction and cooperation born from this visual language of young artists responsible for the next generation, while exploring the potential in new stories of humankind.     

◆ Application guideline for Contest Submissions and Awards

1 Documents for submission

 * The Application Form and Memorandum of Agreement can be downloaded from the official homepage as below

 https://www.miuvef.com/

 1. An application form with all essential information filled out (Excel format)

 2. A scanned PDF of the signed Memorandum of Agreement

 3. File containing the entry (DVD/Blu-ray/date)

   * The file for your entry may be sent as HD data to be used for the actual screening.

 4. Three or fewer stills from the film (JPEG format) and a file with the poster image (AI and in JPEG format, 350 dpi resolution or higher)

 The above should be saved to DVD or USB stick and then sent by post. (refer to item (4) below)

 Applicants are asked to ensure they keep a copy of their submitted materials.

 

2)Participation Requirements and Regulations for Submissions

 Requirements: applicants must have completed their course or still be enrolled as a college student, post-graduate or technical school student, and aged 35 or under.

 Qualifying categories: drama, documentary, animation, visual art, and pieces corresponding to any aspect of experimental film, smartphone films, and photography

 <Drama, Documentary

 a) Short film: within 30m b) Feature length: 30m or more

 <Animation and other films> 3m - 30m in duration

 Number of entries: 1 per person (or 1 per group). A series of pieces is permitted for photography submissions.

 * The piece must not violate public policy

 * The applicant owns the copyrights pertaining to the piece in question.

 * The creator has obtained consent from the people appearing in the piece and permission to use the copyrights pertaining to buildings, music, photos, paintings, novels, scripts and other media that is featured within the film or photos.

 Note: applicants must make sure to obtain copyright usage permission before the application deadline. 

 * The original file (non-subtitled version) and final scenario draft for all chosen pieces must be submitted during the period following the selection stage. The piece will be disregarded from the committee’s selection if the items above are not submitted within the allotted period.

 

3)Awards

 1 gold prize, 2 silver prizes and 3 bronze prizes are to be awarded respectively in each category of drama, documentary, animation, visual art, experimental film, and smartphone films. The MEIHODO Grand Prize (¥1,000,000 prize money) will be awarded to one piece nominated as the top winner within all categories.

 Other awards such as a group prize for excellence, a committee’s special selection prize and a Japanese-Chinese friendship award are also planned.

 

(4) Sending entries: DVDs or USB memory sticks are to be posted to the following address.

    (Application Deadline: to arrive no later than June 30th, 2019)

  Postal address①:

  MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival Committee Kanto Office

  5-13-10 Omachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa 248-0007

  (inside Earth Voice Project LLC.)

  Persons in charge: Enokida, Iihama

  TEL:080-8048-1932

  E-Mail: info@ev-pj.com

 

  Postal address②:

  Meihodo Co., Ltd.

   MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival Committee

  TNC-TV Building Level 18, 2-3-2 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka 814-0041

  Persons in charge: Hamasaki,Zeng,Kariu

  TEL:092-600-8588

  E-Mail: info@miuvef.com 

 * Management of personal information

 Any personal information we handle will be strictly limited to administration procedures for The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival. Personal information will therefore not be disclosed or made public for any other purpose without the individual’s prior consent.

 * The name of the piece alongside the applicant’s name, group’s name, photo, video and so forth will be published on the homepage and printed materials. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

 

* Disclaimer

There is no charge for entering the contest. However, applicants are entirely responsible for all expenses associated with creating and sending their pieces.

Media received by post will not be returned, regardless of whether the entry is awarded a prize.

The organizers cannot accept any responsibility for entries lost or damaged in transit when submitted to this contest.

◆ Organization

Host

Hosted by MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival Committee

Organizers

K.I.S.S. Fukuoka Co., Ltd.

・Earth Voice Project LLC

Supporters

Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Fukuoka

・Fukuoka City

RKB Mainichi Broadcasting

Joint sponsors

Nishi-Nihon International Travel Service Inc.

Meihodo Media Shanghai Co., Ltd.

Selection committee    ・MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival Committee
Participating partner organizations

  ・Beijing Film Academy

   ・ Central Academy of Drama

   ・Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University

   ・China Central Academy of Fine Arts

   ・Communication University of China

   ・China Academy of Art

   ・Nanjing University of the Arts

   ・Communication University of Zhejiang

   ・Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

   ・Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

   ・Dalian Medical University

   ・Xi'an University Of Technology

   ・universities in Japanetc. (As of May 15, we are currently accepting applications from other organizations.)

◆ Schedule

May 1st

〜May 30th

Entry submissions (to arrive no later than June 30th, 2019)

June 1st

〜May 30th

Review of entries

July 10th

Announcement of selected films to be screened.

August 28th

〜August 29th

Announcement on The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival

◆ Schedule for photograph exhibition, visual media festival, forum and symposium

- Photograph Exhibition  August 20th (Tue) to 22nd (Thu), 25th (Sun) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

                 August 23rd (Fri) to 24th (Sat) 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

                           Venue: Fukuoka Art Museum (1-6 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)

                           Photograph Exhibition: Gallery B

 

- Forum            August 23rd (Fri) Door opens at 2:00 pm / Event starts at 3:00 pm

                     Venue: Lecture room

 

- Screening Event       August 28th (Wed) Event starts at 3:00 pm

- Mixer                           Aug 28th (Wed) Event starts at 6:00 pm

                             Venue: Kyushu Washoku Hiroba, KISS Fukuoka (5-18-43 Nishitsukiguma, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi)

- Opening Ceremony     August 29th (Thu) Event starts at 10:00 am

- Symposium        August 29th (Thu) Event starts at 11:00 am

- Award Ceremony          August 29th (Thu) Event starts at 6:00 pm

                              Venue: Denki Building Mirai Hall

                                         (Denki Building Kyosokan Level 4, 2-1-82 Watanabedori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)

 

◆ The Committee

 

Honorary Chairperson ・(US)YUE-SAI KAN(Emmy Award-winning, TVproducer, entrepreneur, and fashion leader)
Special Adviser

・(US)Tan, Dun(Academy Award winning composer, conductor, and artist, Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of  Music)

Chairpersons

・(CN)Su, Qing(Representative Director, Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Su, Zhigang(President, School of Audio Visual Arts & Communication of BFA, Beijing Film Academy)

Vice Chairpersons

・(JP)Enokida, Ryuji(Chief Director, Council of Visual Media Information, a Certified Non-profit Organization)

・(CN)Liu, Bin(Representative China TV Co., Ltd. / Chief, CCTV Tokyo Office)

・(CN)Cheng, Qiang(Vice President, School of Audio Visual Arts & Communication of BFA, Beijing Film Academy)

・(JP)Miura, Mariko(Executive Officer, Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(US)James Zhang(Executive Officer, Meihodo (USA))

Committee Members

・(JP)Iida, Kazuro(Senior Managing Director, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation)

・(JP)Tabata, Toshihisa(Representative Director, Soseido Co., Ltd.) 

・(HK) Lai, Shuiching(Film Director)

・(CN) Gao, Yue(Representative Director, Hightopmedia Co., Ltd.)

・(CN) Bian, Qiang(Representative Director, Meihodo Media Shanghai Co., Ltd.)

・(JP) Tabata, Hayato(Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(CN) Gao, Yuanshen(Representative Director, Hanhepushi International Cultural Communication Co., Ltd.)

・(JP) Makiyama, Tsuyoshi(Managing Director, K.I.S.S. Fukuoka Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Zhang, Siwei(Sales Manager, Meihodo (Italy))

・(TW) Tseng, Yingyueh(Director, Meihodo Media Shanghai Co., Ltd.)

・(JP)Enokida, Tomoko(Vice President, Earth Voice Project LLC) 

・(JP)Ono, Motoki(Musician specializing in film and video)

・(JP)Tashiro, Kazumi(Director, Nishi-Nihon International Travel Service Inc.)

・(CN)Huang, Xiaoxin

・(JP)Hasumi, Akiko(Nihon Bunkagaku, a General Incorporated Association)

・(CN)Cheng, Yi(Film Producer)

・(CN)Leng, Gang    

Supervisor

・(CN)Gao, Yan(Director, Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

Special Guests

・(US)William Ireton (Head of Local Production Japan SONY)

・(JP)Norimatsu, Kinzo(Ceramic Artist)

・(AU) Gu, Hao(President, International School of Management, Rattana Bundit University)

・(CN)Zhang, Zhenyan(Film Producer)

・(CN)Huang, Lan(Film Producer)

・(CN)Sun, Li(Art Director)

Committee Adviser
・(CN) Du, Qiang( Representative Director, Beijing Sky East Advertisement Co., Ltd.)
Bureaus

・(JP)Hamasaki, Kouki(Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(JP)Kariu, Saho(Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Zeng, Qiulong(Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Liu, Ping(Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Li, Ang(Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Liu, Lihui(K.I.S.S. Fukuoka Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Li, Xiao(Meihodo Estate Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Yan, Chenyao(Meihodo LLC(USA))

・(CN)Ouyang, Wenyi(Hightopmedia Co., Ltd. )

◆ The Jury

Chairpersons of Board of Councilors

(CN)Su, ZhigangPresident, School of Audio Visual Arts & Communication of BFA, Beijing Film Academy)

(CN)Su, QingRepresentative Director, Meihodo Co., Ltd.

Vice Chairpersons of Board of  Councilors

・(JP)Enokida, Ryuji(Chairperson, Council of Visual Media Information, a Certified Non-profit Organization)

・(CN)Cheng, Qiang (Vice President, School of Audio Visual Arts & Communication of BFA, Beijing Film Academy)

Councilors

・(CN)Zhang, Gan(Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University)

・(CN)Liu Lihong(Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts)

・(CN)Yao, Lu(China Central Academy of Fine Arts)

・(CN)Liu, Zhihai(China Central Academy of Fine Arts)

・(CN)Jia, Fang(Nanjing University of the Arts)

・(CN) Hu, Xiaoyang(Zhejiang University of Media and Communications)

・(CN)Xie Aijun(Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts)

・(CN)Zhao, Yonghua(Communication University of China)

・(CN)Wang Hongxia(The Central Academy of Drama)

・(US) Zhang, James( Executive Officer, Meihodo (USA) )

・(HK)Lai, Shuiching(Film Director)

・(TW)Liu, Erhching(Entertainer)

・(JP)Tabata, Toshihisa(Representative Director, Soseido Co., Ltd.)

・(JP)Miura, Mariko(Director, Meihodo Co., Ltd.)

・(JP)Hanawa, Yukinari(Film Director)

・(JP)Ono, Motoki(Musician specializing in film and video)

・(CN)Liu, Bin(Director, China TV Co., Ltd. / Chief, CCTV Tokyo Office)

・(CN)Gao, Yue(Representative Director, Hightopmedia Co., Ltd.)

・(CN)Li, Ang(Art Director, Meihodo Co., Ltd.)  

◆Main Media and Press

◆Other Media and Press

China.org.cn、Phoenix New Media、China News Service Japan branch office

 

 

◆Special Thanks

・MEIHODO (Shanghai) Cultural Communication Co., Ltd.

・MEIHODO(U.S.A)

・MEIHODO Museum of Martial Arts Culture

・MEIHODO Museum of Japanese Food Culture

◆Main venue event


●Photograph exhibition, Forum

【Date】 August 20th (Tue) to 22nd (Thu), 25th (Sun) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

                August 23rd (Fri) to 24th (Sat) 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Venue】 Fukuoka Art Museum

                (1-6 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)

 


Screening of prize-winning entries of The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Mixer

【Date】    Aug 28, 2019 (Wed) ※上映会終了後予定。

【Venue】  Kyushu Washoku Hiroba, KISS Fukuoka

        (Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Level 6,2-2-3 Jigyouhama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi


Screening of prize-winning entries of The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival

【Date】   Aug 28, 2019 (Wed) (13:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

【Venue】 Nishitsukiguma 5-18-43, KISS Fukuoka, Hakataku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref., Japan


The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival and Kyushu Film and Photography Showcase Ceremony

Date】  August 29th (Thu), 2019

       Opening Ceremony (Event starts at 10:00 am)

       Forum (11:00 am to 12:30 pm)

       Award Ceremony (Door opens at 6:00 pm / Event starts at 18:30 pm)

       Film screening: Winning entry of the MEIHODO Grand Prize

VenueDenki Building Mirai Hall

               (Denki Building Kyosokan Level 4, 2-1-82 Watanabedori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)