Japan Documentary Film Award


The Japan Council of the University of Pittsburgh and SCREENSHOT: Asia are excited to announce the third biennial University of Pittsburgh Japan Documentary Film Award. Inspired by the work of Soda Kazuhiro, the award celebrates contemporary films that explore Japanese culture in Japan and around the world. 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 45 minutes or longer, from all countries, and in all languages. One film will be selected as the winning entry and screened as part of a larger event.

Minimum Length: 45 minutes

Deadline for entries: April 15, 2022, online applications only.

Please see submission site for rules and terms.

Excerpts from the 2020 virtual JDFA: