The Japan Council of the University of Pittsburgh invites submissions for the first University of Pittsburgh Japan Documentary Film Award. The first award winner will be announced Sep 15, 2018. This biennial prize will be awarded to one exemplary documentary film promoting the understanding of Japan and Japanese culture. Films should focus on the geographic region of Japan, although topics could include contemporary or historical cultural or social phenomena, practices, or events.The award is available to films of all lengths, from all countries, and in all languages.
Prize: $5000 USD and Round trip airfare and accommodations for the winning filmmaker, plus a screening of winning film as part of a larger event.