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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CREATIVE AWARD 2014

KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL AWARD

 

The nominated entries were announced by the judges at the Knowledge Theater on Friday, November 21, followed by the award presentation and screening event.
We would like to thank the many guests who attended. Please enjoy viewing the winning entries and scenes from the event.

The International Students Creative Award is a competition for university, graduate school, and vocational school students studying the arts and information media. It is an international competition open to students from Japan and around the world. This year’s competition included three categories: a Japanese video contents category, as well as mobile apps and international video contents categories that were created in 2013.

Award Winners

There were a total of 162 entries from 46 schools in Japan, and 256 entries from 46 other countries. From among the many entries 21 talented young people were selected as award winners. Please enjoy viewing their impressively creative efforts.
Note: Some winning entries are not available for viewing.

  • Video ontent category / domestic
  • mobile Application category
  • Video ontent category / overseas

Video Content Category / Domestic

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  • Grand Prize
    in the room

    in the room
    YUKA SATO

    Rabbit and Deer
    in the room

    Image Forum
    YUKA SATO

    This work shows the inside of a room. The room is also a person’s heart, a hidden chamber whose contents cannot be seen from the outside. Such a space can be warm and full of light, or it can also be chaotic and frightening. In such a room the smallest disruption of the daily routine causes a murky darkness to descend.


    YUKA SATO
    YUKA SATO  (Image Forum)

    During production I made a mistake in developing the film, causing some unexpected light to appear in the image. The sound of the projector echoed in the dark, and for several minutes you could see those many streams of light. That sense of surprise and suspense became the starting point for my film.

  • 1st Prize
    nini

    nini
    Saho Nanjo

    nini

    Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate Schools
    Saho Nanjo

    This was my first year living by myself. Soft sunlight and sudden downpours; the love of my family far away; déjà vu of experiences beyond the frontier of memory; and a life so busy every day that everything goes past too fast. Nini is the fourth animated film I’ve made and it came out of an irreplaceable sense of the “great flow” of life.


    Saho Nanjo
    Saho Nanjo  (Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate Schools)

    I never dreamed that the solitary world I created during the year I spent making this film would be viewed by so many people in a place like this. I want to thank my family, my teachers, and my friends for bearing with me while I was so absorbed in making this film. Their encouragement gave me the courage to carry on until it was completed. Thank you all so much.

  • 1st Prize
    futarishizuka

    futarishizuka
    Yukina Kuriki

    futarishizuka

    Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences
    Yukina Kuriki

    A documentary that follows the life of a woman the filmmaker’s grandmother,based on the diaries she left behind. It shows how she lived her life and the inseparable presence of her husband in it.


    Yukina Kuriki
    Yukina Kuriki  (Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences)

    Thank you so much for this wonderful award. It was incredibly stimulating to be able to interact at ISCA with other young artists my own age, and the warm words of encouragement from so many people gave me confidence. I’m glad to have been able to preserve the memory of my late grandmother through this film. Thank you all very much.

  • Special Prize
    Bye! This May Be the Last Encounter…

    Bye! This May Be the Last Encounter…
    Eri Tanaka & Natsuko Iwakami

    Bye! This May Be the Last Encounter…

    Osaka University of Arts
    Eri Tanaka & Natsuko Iwakami

    An examination of what two characters feel after meeting again after a long time. A new type stop-motion animated film that delves deep into girls’talk.


    Eri Tanaka & Natsuko Iwakami
    Eri Tanaka & Natsuko Iwakami  (Osaka University of Arts)

    Iwakami: I’m delighted to have received an ISCA nomination two years in a row! Yay!
    Tanaka: Thank you all so much. I’m going to maintain my focus. You bet!

  • 2nd Prize
    Heart with You 1000000000cm

    Heart with You 1000000000cm
    Sawako Komai

    Heart with You 1000000000cm

    Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
    Sawako Komai

    I wanted to create something vainly stylish and sophisticated but also surrealistic and way cool. It’s the converse of the idea that "if it can’t be expressed in language it has no meaning." It develops all at once at breakneck speed, so try not to miss anything.


    Sawako Komai
    Sawako Komai  (Shizuoka University of Art and Culture)

    I never imagined winning this award, so I was completely shocked. But it has been a great experience. I was very impressed with the other award-winning entries, and I’ve learned a lot from them. They’ve made me feel that my own work is still immature, but at the same time they have inspired me to create something even more interesting. I’m extremely grateful to everyone at ISCA for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

  • 2nd Prize
    yaora

    yaora
    Minayo Yamanaka

    yaora

    Kyoto Seika University
    Minayo Yamanaka

    This is a sort of experimental film that explores its function as an “interface for the output of text.” It contains elements of both fiction and nonfiction.


    Minayo Yamanaka
    Minayo Yamanaka  (Kyoto Seika University)

    I’m delighted to have received this award. Thank you for giving me this incredibly valuable experience.

  • 2nd Prize
    Straddling a Sunset Wind

    Straddling a Sunset Wind
    Mutsumi Miyazaki

    Straddling a Sunset Wind

    Asagaya College of Art and Design
    Mutsumi Miyazaki

    This work was inspired by a dream of riding the wind and flying through the sky. It shows the creator’s conflicted feelings as she protests against the inorganic coldness of the city, with its ranks of skyscrapers and trains rushing back and forth.


    Mutsumi Miyazaki
    Mutsumi Miyazaki  (Asagaya College of Art and Design)

    It has been a wonderful inspiration to be able to interact with so many extremely talented and innovative individuals here. It has greatly stimulated my motivation to create even better work, and I am looking forward to the challenge. I'm very happy that I was able to take part in this competition.

  • 3rd Prize
    Identify

    Identify
    Shiori Hashimoto

    Identify

    Shobi University
    Shiori Hashimoto

    A work of animation that shows in an abstract way how a single action results in self-discovery and the creation of new forms.


    Shiori Hashimoto
    Shiori Hashimoto  (Shobi University)

    I’m so happy to have won an award for my very first animation production, and I’m very grateful for the invaluable experience of being able to interact with so many talented artists. I also want to thank my friends who helped me with the dancing and the music.

  • 3rd Prize
    A 10 WATT-BULB

    A 10 WATT-BULB
    Riku Kobayashi

    A 10 WATT-BULB

    Nihon university
    Riku Kobayashi

    I thought it would be interesting to introduce an angel of death type of character into a realistic, dense urban landscape. I didn’t use any lighting equipment and tried filming the subjects and their shadows with only ambient light.


    小林 陸
    Riku Kobayashi  (Nihon university)

    What a wonderful experience this has been! I was especially impressed with the exceptionally high level of the nominated entries in the international video division. They have motivated me to work even harder in the future. While I’m a little disappointed to have only garnered an honorable mention for my entry, I’m committed to make something better next time. Thank you very much.

  • 3rd Prize
    6:45 a.m. SUN 31 August 2014

    6:45 a.m. SUN 31 August 2014
    Eri Ando

    6:45 a.m. SUN 31 August 2014

    Musashino Art University
    Eri Ando

    Now a relic of a bygone era, a tablet computer holds the memory of the day that the last digital edition of a newspaper was delivered. In 2014 the idea to grow vegetables on the moon was just a dream. But now vegetables are sent from outer space to the dead planet Earth. And the people who live in outer space read books made of paper and write with lead pencils.


    Eri Ando
    Eri Ando  (Musashino Art University)

    My film depicted the world of my imagination. After seeing the wonderful work produced by other students my own age from all over Japan, I’m motivated to create something even more interesting. Over the 6 months or so since I graduated I haven’t produced anything at all, but I’m going to take this opportunity to re-commit myself and take up the challenge of sketching and producing videos.

Mobile Application Category

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  • Grand Prize
    TABELEON -chameleon synthesizer

    TABELEON -chameleon synthesizer
    Honoka Moriwaki

    TABELEON -chameleon synthesizer

    Kyushu University Graduate Schools
    Honoka Moriwaki

    This video is a performance of music made by feeding “sound bugs” to a hungry chameleon. I wanted to create an app to make it easy and fun to create music. The design is cute so that even children or people not used to music can enjoy it. Its major feature is that you can freely change the musical tones.


    Honoka Moriwaki
    Honoka Moriwaki  (Kyushu University Graduate Schools)

    I created my app so that even people with no musical knowledge could fully enjoy making music by playing with sound, and I’m delighted to have won this award. This opportunity to interact with so many creative people my own age has greatly motivated me. In the future I’d like to continue creating, believing in my own sense of what is interesting.

  • 1st Prize
    i Map Sound

    i Map Sound
    Kohei Mikami

    i Map Sound

    Tokyo Polytechnic University Graduate school
    Kohei Mikami

    The object of this application is to make the city audible with “soundscapes in cyberspace.” For each searched location I use archived sound to convey a sense of the distance to the location and the sort of place it is.


    Kohei Mikami
    Kohei Mikami  (Tokyo Polytechnic University Graduate school)

    I'm very grateful to receive this wonderful award. My app was the first to be presented, and I was incredibly nervous, but it has been an amazing experience. The opportunity to meet and talk with so many innovative students my own age has motivated me to do even better in the future. I'd also like to express my gratitude to all those who supported me in creating this app. Thank you very much.

  • 1st Prize
    Twitter名刺

    TwitterMeishi
    JOUWA(Daiki Asai)

    TwitterMeishi

    Kanazawa Technical College
    JOUWA(Daiki Asai)

    “From business cards that show your name and job title to business cards that convey your ideas and recent news.” Business cards are turned into augmented reality markers. When viewed on a handheld device, the icon for your registered Twitter account appears. By tapping the symbols above the icon you can choose right there whether to follow or block.


    JOUWA(Daiki Asai)
    JOUWA(Daiki Asai)  (Kanazawa Technical College)

    Speaking for my entire team, we are greatly honored to have received this award. Our team included some second and third year students who have declared that they will definitely take part in the competition again next year. Although I'm the only member of the team who was able to attend the award presentation, I can honestly say that it has been a great motivation for the entire team. Thank you very much.

  • 2nd Prize
    music Line

    music Line
    Yuma Akamatsu

    music Line

    Osaka Institute of Technology Graduate Schools
    Yuma Akamatsu

    musicLine was developed from the idea that “anyone can be a composer,” with the aim of enabling everyone, even beginners with no musical knowledge or composition experience, to create melodies they like. The compositions can be shared among the app’s community, which means you can hear music made by people all over the world. You can also import and view your favorite melodies with the app.


    Yuma Akamatsu
    Yuma Akamatsu  (Osaka Institute of Technology Graduate Schools)

    I’m so happy that this competition has given me the opportunity to share musicLine and the joy of composing music with so many people. Although there's still much to improve in my app, I plan to continue working on it to make it better. Thank you all so much.

  • 2nd Prize
    Earth Defense forces

    Earth Defense forces
    Tetsuro Morimoto

    Earth Defense forces

    Osaka Electro-Communication University Graduate Schools
    Tetsuro Morimoto

    Players use a tablet computer and by photographing augmented reality (AR) markers can share their location in the real world (the marker’s location) with other players. This is a cooperative AR game that can be enjoyed by multiple players!


    Tetsuro Morimoto
    Tetsuro Morimoto  (Osaka Electro-Communication University Graduate Schools)

    I’ve been really impressed with all the creative and innovative people taking part in ISCA 2014. It has been a wonderful experience to interact with creators and programmers my own age, to make friends with contestants from other countries, and to meet leading industry representatives. Thank you very much.

Video Content Category / Overseas

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  • Grand Prize
    Rabbit and Deer

    Rabbit and Deer
    Péter Vácz

    Rabbit and Deer
    Rabbit and Deer

    Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
    Péter Vácz

    Rabbit and Deer live happily and carefree until their friendship is tested when Deer becomes obsessed trying to find the formula to the 3rd dimension. After an unexpected accident, Deer finds himself in a new world. Separated by dimensions, they try to find their way back to each other.


    Péter Vácz
    Péter Vácz  (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design)

    I'm really moved that even though I couldn't be present at the award ceremony you granted me with such an honor! Thank You, the Jury and the Staff once again for supporting me and my film. I hope that through you Rabbit and Deer will make even more people happy.

  • 1st Prize
    Missing U

    Missing U
    Brooke Wagstaff

    Missing U

    Ringling College of Art and Design
    Brooke Wagstaff

    An animated play on words about the letter I, a lonely author who lives life with a sigh. Upon discovering that she’s missing her U, I goes on a perilous adventure to find him.


    Brooke Wagstaff
    Brooke Wagstaff  (Ringling College of Art and Design)

    Arigatou to the International Students Creative Award 2014 judges and organizers for their incredible generosity and hospitality during my stay in Japan! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I highly encourage future student filmmakers to apply.

  • 1st Prize
    Selfkill

    Selfkill
    Chia li-chieh

    Selfkill

    National Taiwan University of Art(NTUA)
    Chia li-chieh

    A boy who grew up under the domestic violence, after a father violence incidence, who and his sister escaped from the house, had each leading a nomadic life. Until one day the boy woke up and found his sister died down in a pool of blood, he vowed asked to identify the murderer.


    Chia li-chieh
    Chia li-chieh  (National Taiwan University of Art(NTUA))

    It's really the great honor to participate International Student Creative Award 2014 and getting the first place! Also it is so glad that I can view so many production from all over the world,that really expend my vision!! Thanks everything to this great experience and I'll recommend this award to my classmate,hope that Taiwan can still participate next year!

  • 2nd Prize
    Lunod

    Lunod
    Neica Dela Cruz

    Lunod

    University of the Philippines - Diliman
    Neica Dela Cruz

    ‘Lunod’ is an experimental film that will consist of visuals of drowning, water and fishes. These visuals will attempt to metaphorically convey the sufferings and travails that the filmmaker has gone (and continues to go) through after having been abandoned by her mother.


    Neica Dela Cruz
    Neica Dela Cruz  (University of the Philippines - Diliman)

    I learned a lot of things not only from watching the competition but also from meeting the Japanese people and touring around Osaka. This experience has deeply touched me in so many ways as a person and as a filmmaker. Thank you very much ISCA!

  • 2nd Prize
    Treo Fiskur

    Treo Fiskur
    Noemie Cauvin

    Treo Fiskur

    Supinfocom Valenciennes
    Noemie Cauvin

    When the fish stop biting, a fisherman goes searching deeper in the mystic Northern Seas to fill is fishnet. This journey will bring him to the birthplace of all the fish in the world. What he finds is wondrous, strange, and more than a little dangerous.


    Noemie Cauvin
    Noemie Cauvin  (Supinfocom Valenciennes)

    Thanks a lot to the International Students Creative Award 2014 judges and organizers for their incredible kindness and hospitality during my stay in Japan.

  • 2nd Prize
    JOURNEY

    JOURNEY
    Rachel J Milner

    JOURNEY

    The University of Huddersfield
    Rachel J Milner

    The idea was to produce an animation that would illustrate the possible journey of a digital conversation. It's fascinating how many digital messages we send around the world without giving it a second thought. Imagine how fascinating it would be to see the journey our messages took in order to reach the recipient.


    Rachel J Milner
    Rachel J Milner  (The University of Huddersfield)

    I would like to thank the creators of the event and everyone at Knowledge Capital for my award and for an unforgetable experience. It has been an absolute honour to share the stage with such incredibly talented individuals and I came away feeling inspired and excited to produce my next project. It was great to meet other creatives and make new friends overseas.

The International Students Creative Award is an international award contest for both Japanese and foreign university, graduate school, and vocational school students in the fields of art and information media.

受賞作品 速報発表

Video Content Category / Domestic

Prizes School Title Author
Grand Prize Image Forum in the room YUKA SATO
1st Prize Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate Schools nini Saho Nanjo
1st Prize Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences futarishizuka Yukina Kuriki
Special Prize Osaka University of Arts Bye! This May Be the Last Encounter… Eri Tanaka
Natsuko Iwakami
2nd Prize Shizuoka University of Art and Culture Heart with You 1000000000cm Sawako Komai
2nd Prize Kyoto Seika University yaora Minayo Yamanaka
2nd Prize Asagaya Colllege of Art and Design Straddling a Sunset Wind Mutsumi Miyazaki
3rd Prize Shobi University Identify Shiori Hashimoto
3rd Prize Nihon university A 10 WATT-BULB Riku Kobayashi
3rd Prize Musashino Art University 6:45 a.m. SUN 31 August 2014 Eri Ando

Mobile Application Category

Prizes School Title Author
Grand Prize Kyushu University Graduate Schools TABELEON -chameleon synthesizer Honoka Moriwaki
1st Prize Tokyo Polytechnic University Graduate school i Map Sound Kohei Mikami
1st Prize Kanazawa Technical College TwitterMeishi JOUWA(Daiki Asai)
2nd Prize Osaka Institute of Technology Graduate Schools music Line Yuma Akamatsu
2nd Prize Osaka Electro-Communication University Graduate Schools Earth Defense forces Tetsuro Morimoto

Video Content Category / Overseas

Prizes School Title Author
Grand Prize Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Rabbit and Deer Péter Vácz
1st Prize Ringling College of Art and Design Missing U Brooke Wagstaff
1st Prize Natinoal Taiwan University of Art(NTUA) Selfkill Chia li-chieh
2nd Prize University of the Philippines - Diliman Lunod Neica Dela Cruz
2nd Prize Supinfocom Valenciennes Treo Fiskur Noemie Cauvin
2nd Prize The University of Huddersfield JOURNEY Rachel J Milner

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