This is information of TVF, Victor Company of Japan sponsored it from 1978 to 2009.

The 31st JVC Tokyo Video Festival TVF2009

The 31st JVC Tokyo Video Fetival “TVF2009” opened this year in Yokohama, boasting an incredible 2,231 works (760 form Japan, 1,471 from overseas) produced in 54 countries and regions worldwide. This 31st staging of the Tokyo Video Festival closed the final chapter on this long-running event that has been supported by video fans worldwide for all these years, and we are truly grateful for their support. With video fans attending from all over the world, the announcements and prize giving finale on March 1 was bursting with the excitement and passion one would expect from a citizen's video festival in its 31st successful year.


The crowd of attendees
cheers the prizewinners

This year's Video Grand Prize was awarded to “Melanie - I'm Going to My Own Way”, the story of a young blind girl and her path to independence and self-realization. “The Way We Walk along Together”, a heartwarming portrayal of an elderly couple in extended care, captured the JVC Grand Prize.

VIDEO GRAND PRIZE: Melanie - I'm going to My Own Way Klaus Fleischmann (Germany)

JVC GRAND PRIZE: The Way We Walk along Together Ritsuko Uchida (Japan)


We asked of the judges, regular contributors, past award-winners and other long-time JVC Tokyo Video Festival supporters to share their thoughts abous TVF with us.

The judges and other associated with the TVF give speeches expressing their appreciation of it.


After the talk forum, conversation flowed as the judges, award-winners and other video enthusiasts gathered for a reception.

Judges and prizewinners chat.