◆ The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival in 2019 - Opening the door to New Stories for a New Era

With the rapid development of science and technology today, more advanced and diverse forms of media and visual technology has enabled human interactions to enter a completely new era.

    

 The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival is moving with the times and adopting an attitude of openness, as it continues to update the perspectives of visual media, accepting short films produced with new technology, new methods and new concepts, opening up the scope of call for applications to countries and regions including North America, Vietnam, Guangxi Province, Guizhou Province and Dalian City of China, with works from universities including Tongji University, Xi’an University of Technology, Kyoto University, Kyushu Sangyo University, Harvard University and New York University taking part in the competition for the first time.

 

This edition of the festival has seen a greater degree of diversity and internationalization, with works coming from major colleges and universities in China, Japan, the United States and Vietnam.

 

The MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival this year has strengthened cooperation with local media, formed an alliance with the Fukuoka-based television station RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, and even attracted the CCTV-6 film and television channel, Tencent Entertainment, and first-rate media from Japan to report on the event. 

 

The media festival this year will continue to uphold its mission of “fostering the growth of a new generation of youth media talent,” contributing to the purpose of promoting interactions and development in international media circles and cultivating a new generation of professional media production talent.

◆ About the call for applications and selection process for the 2nd Media Festival

A total of 341 works were submitted for festival this year.

 

Preliminary selection of the 341 works was conducted by the Media Festival councilors and judges located in the United States and Japan. A total of 161 works coming from 67 colleges and universities of 4 countries, China, Japan, the United States and Vietnam, were shortlisted following preliminary selection.

 

Among them, 115 shortlisted entries from China came from 18 schools in China (Beijing Film Academy, Central Academy of Drama, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Nanjing University of the Arts, Communication University of China, Communication University of Zhejiang, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art, Tongji University, Guangxi Arts University, Guizhou Minzu University College of Media, Nanchang Normal University, Xi'an University of Technology, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Shandong University of Arts, Beijing Institute Of Graphic Communication, Art School of Dalian Medical University, Hebei University of Environmental Engineering).

 

10 shortlisted entries from Japan came from 8 schools in Japan (Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media, Kyoto University School of Law, Japan Institute of the Moving Image, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tama Art University, Musashino Art University, Kyushu Sangyo University).

 

31 shortlisted entries from North America came from 41 universities in the United States (well-reputed comprehensive universities such as Harvard University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of California, Los Angeles, as well as top-rate art schools such as the Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute School of Art, School of Visual Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Indiana University and Rochester Institute of Technology). 

 

In addition, five works from Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City were also shortlisted for the festival.

 

Earlier, a final selection from the 161 shortlisted entries was conducted by the councilors comprising members from the Beijing Film Academy, Central Academy of Drama, Central Academy of Fine Arts, as well as Meihodo members based in the United States and Japan.

 

The winners will be announced during the award ceremony on August 29th.

 

 

About the arrangement of the media festival awards

 

One recipient of the Meihodo Grand Prize.

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.

A certain number of recipients for the prize for excellence in each of the six categories.

◆ 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

 Fukuoka City

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

RKB Mainichi Broadcasting

 ・CDFG Young Director Support Program

Joint sponsors

 ・Nishi-Nihon International Travel Service Inc.

Meihodo Media Shanghai Co., Ltd.

 ・ Meihodo Media Inc.

 ・ Brilliant Media & Communications

 ・Zing Art Group

Selection committee    ・MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival Committee
Participating Educational Institutions

(China)

 ・Beijing Film Academy

   ・ Central Academy of Drama

   ・Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University

   ・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

   ・Guangxi Arts University

   ・Tongji University

   ・Hebei University of Environmental Engineering

   ・College of Communication Guizhou Minzu University

   ・Nanchang Normal University

   ・Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

   ・Shandong University of Arts

 

(Japan)

      ・Tama Art University

      ・Musashino Art University

      ・Graduate School, Tokyo University of the Arts

      ・Nihon University

      ・Japan Institute of the Moving Image

      ・Kyoto University of Art  and Design

      ・Kyoto University

      ・Kyushu Sangyo University

 

(America)

      ・City University of New York Hunter College

      ・Pratt Institute

      ・University of the South

      ・Syracuse University

      ・Maryland Institute College of Art

      ・Parsons School of Design

      ・The New School University of Pennsylvania

      ・Rhode Island School of Design

 

(Canada)

      ・University of Manitoba

 

 (Vietnam)

 ・University of Theatre and Cinema Ho Chi Minh City

◆ 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: Fukuoka Art Museum  Lecture room (1-6 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)

 

- Screening        August 28th (Wed) Event starts at 12:00 am August 29th (Thu) Event starts at 1:45 pm

                                                     Venue: Denki Building Conference Room A

                                                                 (Denki Building Kyosokan Level 3, 2-1-82 Watanabedori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)

 

- Reception Party    Aug 28th (Wed) Event starts at 7:00 pm

                 Venue: Kiss Fukuoka Washoku Meitengai, Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk 6F

                                                  (2-2-3 Jigyohama,Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref., Japan)

 

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

 

 

                                             Venue: Denki Building Mirai Hall

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                             Venue: Denki Building Mirai Hall

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

 

 

- 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)

・(UK) Takita Yojiro(Film Director)

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))

・(CN)Huang, Xiaoxin (Film Producer, Executive Director of Brilliant Media & Communications,USA)

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

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,Meihodo Media Inc.)

・(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.)

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

・(CN)Cheng, Yi(Film Producer)

・(CN)Leng, Gang(Film Producer)

・ (US) Aurora Y. Chou (Executive Director of Zing Art Group)

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(Meihodo Media Inc.)

◆ 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(Meihodo Media Inc.)

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

・(US)Simone Douglas (Contemporary Artist, Curator, Head of Art Department and Associate Professor of Department of Photography, Parsons College of De)

・(US)Rosa Valad (Artist, Film Producer, Founder and director of Greenpoint Film Festival)

・(US)Luo, Yiyun ( Film director and producer)

・(US)Luan, Lingfei (Film producer, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, USA)

◆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

・Brilliant Media & Communications

 ・ Zing Art Group

 

◆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 Festival

【Date】   Aug 28, 2019 (Wed) (12:00 pm - 17:20 pm)  Aug 29, 2019 (Thu) (13:45 pm -17:35 pm)

【Venue】 Denki Building Conference Room A (Denki Building Kyosokan Level 3, 2-1-82 Watanabedori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)


Reception Party of The 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival

【Date】    Aug 28, 2019 (Wed) 07:00pm-09:00pm

【Venue】  Kiss Fukuoka Washoku Meitengai

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


Opening Ceremony, Symposium and Award Ceremony  of the 2nd MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival

Date】  August 29th (Thu), 2019

       Opening Ceremony (Event starts at 10:00 am)

        Symposium (11:00 am to 12:30 pm)

       Award Ceremony ( Event starts at 06:00 pm)

       Film screening: Winning entry of the MEIHODO Grand Prize (Ater the Award Ceremony)

VenueDenki Building Mirai Hall

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