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100 works chosen for TVF 2005.

For Immediate Release:

January 13, 2005

JVC to Hold the 27th Tokyo Video Festival "TVF 2005", International
Celebration of Video Art in Feb.
100 works chosen for "Excellence Award" and "Selected Work"

Works selected for the "Excellence Award" will be available on the JVC web site from Friday, Jan. 14, and viewers are asked to select the "People Awards" (3 videos)

Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) is pleased to announce the selection of 100 prizewinning works for the 27th Tokyo Video Festival (TVF 2005). TVF is an international video contest sponsored by JVC. This year the judges reviewed 2,605 submissions from 39 countries and regions (1,001 from Japan, 1,604 from other countries). List of prizewinners on page 3 thru 5.

The "Tokyo Video Festival" started in 1978 and is the longest-running international, public-participation video festival in the world. TVF is open to professionals and amateurs alike, and has achieved a reputation as a "forum for cultural and human exchange in the video medium."

Now in its 27th year, the Tokyo Video Festival has seen an increase in entries that express one's internal life and a striking number of entries that deal with family. Among the trends of this year's festival are an increase in short movie entries, a large number of entries that depict unique cultural aspects tackling everyday subjects such as education and the community, and an increase in video journalism entries that deal with war and terrorism. The Festival has received those entries that best exploit the unique characteristics of video as a form of personal media.

The 100 winning entries will be shown at JVC's Shimbashi Building during the "TVF 2005 Screening-week" (February 11-17). On Saturday, February 19, we plan to have an Awards Ceremony (Ebisu, Tokyo) to announce the winners of the "Video Grand Prize," "JVC Grand Prize" and "High-definition Digital Video Camera Award," and to honor other exemplary entries.

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Attachment 1:

<Screening opportunities of 100 works selected
for the 27th Tokyo Video Festival>

Works to be Available on the JVC Website:
"People Awards" will be selected by the general public on the web


5:00 p.m. on Jan. 14 (Friday) - 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 10 (Thursday)
30 works awarded for "Excellence Award" will be viewable

JVC web site: http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/tvf/ *
*Only available on the Japanese site

Outline of "TVF 2005 Screening-week"


Feb. 11 (national holiday) through 17 (Thursday), 2005


11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and a national holiday)
11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (week days)


1F and B1F, the Victor Bldg.
1-7-1 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Prizewinning works (including 30 works awarded for "Excellence Award" and some works awarded for "Selected Work" will be shown for the public. (1F)
ndividual booth will be placed to freely view 100 works chosen for "Excellence Award" and "Selected Work" on DVD discs (B1F)

Outline of Public Participation Video Symposium


February 18, 2005 (1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)


The Garden Room, Yebisu Garden Place,
1-13-2 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo


A discussion on "Expanding Public Participation Video and Its Future Possibilities" led by Mr. Hakudo Kobayashi and Mr. Hiroaki Sato of the judging panel, with other guests.

Outline of An Award Ceremony of Tokyo Video Festival: TVF 2005


Feb. 19, 2005 (Saturday)


1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Open at 11:00 a.m.)


The Garden Hall of the Yebisu Garden Place
1-13-2 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo


Presentation of awarded works, talk forum, award presentation, and ceremony, etc.


Mr. Nobuhiko Obayashi, Film Director; Mr. Hakudo Kobayashi, Video Artist and Professor of Seian University of Art and Design; Mr. Hiroaki Sato, Video Artist and a teacher at Nippon Engineering College;
Mr. Makoto Shiina, Novelist; Mr. Isao Takahata, Animation Film Director; Mr. Susumu Hani, Film Director; and Mr. Masanori Kitami, General Manager, Camcorder Category Div., Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC).


Attachment 2:

• Works Selected for "Excellence Award"

   *: Country names of the overseas entrants listed alphabetically

<Japan Domestic>

   *: Regions of the Japanese entrants listed from North to South

• Works Chosen for "Selected Work"

   *: Country names of the entrants listed alphabetically

<Japan Domestic>

   *: Regions of the Japanese entrants listed from North to South