Work collection for the third MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival has been completed on December 5, Japan time. Of its four units---professional feature film, documentary, graphic works and short video themed “we are in this together”, a total of 2309 works from 102 countries and regions in 6 continents except Antarctica of the world were collected, a number far exceeded what has been recorded before.
Of the 2309 entries, 1189 are from Asia, 737 from Europe, 107 from Africa, 96 from North America, 150 from South America and 30 from Oceania.
In the face of such great number of entries, a jury of this visual media festival has specially set up with the largest number of members and the widest participation.
The 64 members of the jury are composed of film and television producers, directors, directors, photographers, hosts, actors, teachers and other image practitioners from Japan, China, France, the United States, Italy, Canada, Portugal, Australia, China Taiwan and Hong Kong and other countries and regions.
At present, all the entries sorted out and evaluated, 655 shortlisted works have been produced, and the winning works are to be announced soon.
All awards except the MEIHODO Grand Prize will be released on December 13, Japan time, which will be revealed on the official website of MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival.