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To everyone who applied:
Thank you for your passionate and creative work !
To everyone who watched -
Thank you for joining !
We hope we could move your heart.
The purpose of holding this “SHORT FILM CONTEST” is that many people who have seen the contributions feel like they are deeply moved,
have tears in their eyes or feel brightened up. In order to deliver some “Kokoro-Ugoku” we wanted to implement our content to society.
The most important thing for us as event producers is to design the moment when a human heart will be moved by professional work.
Though, in recent years , not only stage productions but also video expressions have become a very important factor.
Although the event was l abeled as CONTEST, we hope participants didn't focus too much on competition.
Furthermore, we hope that it was an opportunity for many creators to show their skills and creativity to the world.
We watched all the works over and over again - and often felt that
there were so many different ways to come up with just the keyword “Kokoro-Ugoku”.
Some work s were surprising and moved us , and we thought "Oh! I t's a new way to express"
We also l earned that the most important things were the direction and writing skills,
as well in addition to shooting and editing techniques.
- One day, suddenly something important is lost.
- A person who followed through on their own intention about life.
- The beautiful forest scenery captivated the audience
- Family ties ... Life conflicts and anguish ...
We exchanged opinions with the judges , and this time we selected 2 semi-Grand Prix works , 2 judges special prizes and 1 student section prize.
(All of them were beautiful and fascinating , so in terms of "Kokoro Ugoku,"
it was not unanimous with "This work is No. 1!". That's why the Grand Prix is no longer applicable.)
Thank you very much to everyone who participated and cooperated. We were impressed.
Let's do it again in 2020.
Judge Representative Masaki Kouhata
Each award-winning work
Associate Grand Prix
Dear my father
Director: Hidetada Tanaka
Overall, the distance between the shooting side and the subject is exquisite, and this work has brought out the natural expressions and lines of the performers very well. The scenes of the opening cuts and the crying daughter's up are supposed to have a camera in front of the subject, and usually, you will not be able to shoot natural expressions so far due to tension, etc ...! It was a wonderful work that had a lot of points that impressed. Especially, we could catch some meaning behind by the father's back view of the last family scene.
Associate Grand Prix
Director: Shinpei Harada
The shooting and editing were great, and the overall quality, including the performance, was great. We felt that the script and story also matched the theme of this contest. Although it was an entry from the general amateur section, it was more than the skills of an amateur. In terms of “Kokoro Ugoku,” we agreed it needed one more step for the Grand Prix, and we were selected as quasi-Grand Prix. The film has definitely moved our thoughts.
Special Jury Prize / Student category award
Special Jury Prize
Flagship Orchestra Inc.
Director: FSO Berlin
Because the shooting took place in Berlin - Germany, the darkness peculiar to Europe and the view of the world were wonderfully expressed in the video, music, and editing . It made us feel to see very professional work. Since it was an abstract work throughout, it could have been a Grand Prix-winner if it was a little easier to understand in terms of “Kokoro-Ugoku” and if that could have been immersed in the lingering finish.
Special Jury Prize
THINGMEDIA Co., Ltd.
Director: Kazuki Sato
The most original work of this entry, and the work that surprised us , "Oh! I t's a new way to express"
The creative idea was evaluated and selected for the Jury Special Award. The judges were unanimous for this originality. Rather than a short film, it has been completed as a trailer for a documentary program, and it is a work that you'll definitely want to see a whole sequel to.
Student category award
The time of our life
Director: Kiichi Komai
We felt that shooting and editing were both impressing . The video is beautiful and it is really wonderful that high school students were able to produce work like this . This kind of teenage conflict is unique to high school students . We felt that there are almost infinite possibilities for the future. People of the same age might be very sympathetic to this film. By all means , we hope that he will continue producing and expressing videos . And next time we hope that he creates a wide-generation “Kokoro Ugoku” work , not limited to a specific age.
Works that passed the first screening
Recollection of grandmother
Director: Youhei Shimoda
bird and insect Co., Ltd.
Shall we start to make a video production?
KRK PRODUCE Inc.
Director: Shouhei Miwa
Good Feeling Co., Ltd.
Director: Tomohiro Sakai
How to look at the world for a little bit more shining.
Director: Chihiro Ashida
My Summer 2019 -The story of a boy-
Director: Kouta Koguro
"Kokoro Ugoku - heart touching ."
Qualification for participation
No age restrictions / not only professionals
1) Application deadline: Sunday, September 1st, 2019* at 23:59
2) Initial screening announcement: Monday, September 16th, 2019
* Works that have passed the primary screening will be posted on this website.
3) Final result announcement: Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Total prize money
Grand Prix : 1,000,000 yenAs sociate Grand Prix : 200,000 yen
Special Jury Prize: 100,000 yenStudent category special prize: 100,000 yen
Determined by the review of the judges , based on the review standards .
* We will also refer to the number of spreads on the Internet, such as SNS
・ Technical aspects (planning ability/expressionability/editing ability)
・ Is it “Kokoro Ugoku” or not. (Does the movie touch the viewer’s heart?)
CEO of GLOBALPRODUCE Co., Ltd./ Event Producer
Engaged in event production at JTB Group.
Founded GP in 2012.
Collects professionals from the industry and creates a producer group.
The company plans and produces more than 100 events annually in Japan and abroad.
As an individual , he is good at stage productions for large conventions of 5,000 to 20,000 people.
In recent years , the Harajuku Summer Festival and TOKYO BIJIN Project have been significant projects .
CEO of ARTSTECH Co., Ltd. / CM Director / Filmmaker / Photographer / Writer
As a CM director and filmmaker, he has long been at the forefront.
Focusing on "Web animation" and "Web drama" as one of the first in Japan. Also he is a hitmaker of “a video that makes a splash”.
In recent years, he has been active not only in video production, but also in a wide range of fields such as stage production, photo exhibitions, book writing, and lecture activities.
CEO of 4thFILM Co., Ltd. / Video Director
MUJI 's promotional video “TOKYO PEN PIXEL” in Paris won many advertising awards , including ONE SHOW, one of the three largest advertising festivals in the world, and ADFEST, SPIKES ASIA, the l arges the largest advertising festival in Asia.
Producer in charge of NHK E Tele's “Techne Video Class ,” a program that conveys creative video techniques nationwide.
Currently producing TV drama as producer and director.
KEN THE 390
Rapper/Organizer of the music label “DREAM BOY”
After many achievements in a freestyle battle, debuted in 2006 with the album "Prologue". Nine albums have been released so far.
At the same time, he participated in the performances of numerous artists such as KREVA, Maboroshi , SKY-HI , Shota Shimizu, Thelma Aoyama.
In May 2019, the 10th original album “Unbirthday” was released.
He also appeared as a judge on the MC battle program “Freestyle Dungeon” currently broadcast on TV Asahi . Accurate comments in the program are getting attention.
In recent years , he has appeared in commercials , stages , and video works . Provide lyrics to various artists beyond genres . Performed live events in Thailand, Vietnam, Peru and other countries .
Since August 2018, he has expanded his activities even further, including serving as the main personality for the “TOKYO SOUNDS GOOD” broadcast live from 14:00 to 17:00 on Fridays from TOKYO FM.