INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CREATIVE AWARD 2017|Award|Activities|Knowledge Capital Award

NOMINATED WORKS

There were a total of 198 entries from 68 schools in Japan and 329 entries from 30 other countries. From among the many entries 26 talented young people were selected as award winners. Please enjoy viewing their impressively creative efforts.

Domestic Video Content Category Winning Entries

Grand Prize

The Lunch box

Hinako Kanno

Nihon University

[Award Comment]

Receiving such positive acknowledgement is truly an honor. Since its screening in Osaka, it’s as if my film has finally spread its wings and taken off on a journey of its own. I hope that it stays with people, even if only in a small way. I was also delighted to meet the other award winners and make friends who share my interest in film. I’m going to become a film director! Thank you so much!

1st Prize

SHARK

Saito Yuri

Tohoku University of Art & Design

[Award Comment]

I never expected to receive an award, so I’m more than a little surprised. I want to take encouragement from this experience as I continue making films. Thank you!

1st Prize

OBSCURE MEALS

Narihiro Kawano

Kyushu Sangyo University

[Award Comment]

I was both surprised and delighted for my work to be acknowledged. Having now graduated, my circumstances have changed somewhat since I first began working on this film, but I want to continue with the aim of producing even higher quality work in the future.

2nd Prize

Stationery and foundation

Onishi Hirotaka

Musashino Art University

[Award Comment]

I’m thrilled to receive an award at such a big film festival. I’m the director, so my name gets published, but this film would never have gotten made without the scriptwriter, director of photography, and everyone else on the production team. I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of all of them.

2nd Prize

Capturering Happiness

Yuki Sato,
Kensho Suzuki

Nihon University

[Award Comment]

It was a great experience to receive feedback not just from the judges, but also from the various company representatives. And I found the other winners’ works to be very inspiring. I hope to make the most of this experience in my future endeavors. Finally, I would like to thank the ISCA office and all of the judges for their evaluations, and everyone who watched our film.

2nd Prize

cyclops

Guo Song

Japan electronics college

[Award Comment]

I’m extremely happy to have received this award. Being able to watch all of the winners’ films and receive valuable feedback was especially important. This was a group effort, so as the group’s representative I would like to thank our teachers at school, and everyone else in the group. Thanks also go to the ISCA organizers who made all of this possible.

3nd Prize

High Flaps

Soichiro Fukawa

Osaka University of Arts

[Award Comment]

It’s an honor to have my name on an award with a history as long as the ISCA. I had heard that it might be difficult to get a music video accepted by the judges, so when my entry was selected I couldn’t hide my surprise. I want to remember my ISCA experience as I take my activities in music and film forward.

3nd Prize

Grow

Shun Takeuchi

Otemae University

[Award Comment]

I’m overjoyed to have turned a story that I thought up when I was elementary school into a film. I’m also honored to have had it seen and appreciated by all of you. Having graduated, I am now working in a different field, but I would like to create another film if I get the opportunity.

3nd Prize

akariya

Reimi Arakaki

Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

[Award Comment]

I’m delighted to have received such a wonderful award. It was very inspiring to be able to see films made by others of my own age and to speak with the creators and company representatives. I want to make the most of what I’ve learned here to make even better films in the future. Thank you very much.

Matsumoto Toshio Prize

Loved man and hated

Saaya Kaneko

Kyoto City University of Arts

[Award Comment]

I made this film hoping to express my vision in my own way. But perhaps what makes me happiest is that my film, which was inspired by my favorite places and people had this opportunity. And even more, had the special honor of being acknowledged with the very first Toshio Matsumoto Prize. This is my last year of study before I graduate next year. We tend to get trapped by our busy routines and focus only on the immediate future, but I hope to continue doing this work while holding on to my values and broadening my horizons. Thank you so much for everything.

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International Video Content Category Winning Entries

Grand Prize

iRony

Radheya Jegatheva (Australia)

Curtin University

[Award Comment]

I'm incredibly happy that I participated in the ISCA 2017 event, and I feel incredibly honored to have won the grand prize and meet so many talented people. Thank you to the event organizers and everyone involved for giving me this opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event. Its extra special for me that this happened in Osaka, as this is the city in which my parents met, and I am alive because of Osaka!

1st Prize

Blind Audition

Andreas Kessler (Germany)

Film Academy Baden-Wurttemberg

[Award Comment]

It was a really joyful time at the ISCA. It was a pleasure not only to meet interesting young filmmakers from all over the world and Japanese digital artists, but also to be part of an event organized by such dedicated people. We are very honored that our film was screened and won an award in Osaka!

1st Prize

I stole my face

Yu-Ling Lin (Taiwan)

Vancouver Film School

[Award Comment]

This wonderful award really impressed me in my life as a filmmaker. It was really helpful for improving my vision and creativity, because I met a lot of amazing filmmakers and judges here. It also had a great cultural impact on me!

2nd Prize

Projection on Sofa

Violette Delvoye (Belgium)

La Cambre

[Award Comment]

I was really honored to be selected for the ISCA, and really touched to realize that my work could be appreciated even in Japan! I didn't expect my film to travel so far in the world, and even less to be able to follow it there. I had a really good time at this event. The welcoming and organization were great, and it was very nice to get to meet all the international and Japanese directors and professionals!

2nd Prize

Plintik

Nur Munawarah Binte Mohamed Hussain (Singapore)

Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts

[Award Comment]

I am incredibly grateful and honored to be awarded a 2nd Prize at ISCA 2017. I am also humbled to be able to attend the event and be surrounded by so many creative individuals, filmmakers and animators. It was inspiring to watch all the films and be able to network with the other students and professionals. I would like to extend my greatest thanks to the ISCA for giving me this opportunity. Attending the event has left me motivated and inspired me to continue doing film and developing myself further as a filmmaker.

2nd Prize

Cloud Kumo

Yvonne Ng (USA)

The City College of New York

[Award Comment]

It's been a pleasure to be selected by the ISCA. Thank you to all the organizers for all your hard work! I am so happy that Cloud Kumo was able to be screened in Osaka. Thank you to the judges for all your comments. It was truly a pleasure to meet and connect with film students and professionals in Osaka. This is definitely a very interesting experience!

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Digital Content Category Winning Entries

Grand Prize

SCRAP FACTORY

Ryo Fujiwara, Yuji Matsuhashi, Yuki Kamura, Mikihisa Kato, Mizuki Ito

ECC College of Computer & Multimedia

[Award Comment]

While I’m a little taken aback at having won such a wonderful prize, I’m delighted that our game was well received. If as I imagine there are students at game design schools thinking of submitting their work to ISCA, I would encourage them to take the plunge. If you’re using games as a medium to try something new, people will appreciate it. I would like to use the stimulus from the other winners in my age group and the words of encouragement from the judges as motivation to continue my work.

1st Prize

node hands

Takemi Watanuki

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences

[Award Comment]

Thank you for this wonderful award. As my participation in ISCA 2016 was the starting point for this present project, if I could say just one thing, it would be that I’m glad I participated. After a year of going nowhere fast, I was determined to come back to do what I couldn’t in 2016, and I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to do that. I want to use the disappointment to do better in the future. I truly thank you for these last two years.

1st Prize

AR Yōkai: A Situated Augmented
Reality Ghost Story

Yuto Inamitsu

NARA INSTITUTE of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

[Award Comment]

It was unexpected, but I’m delighted to receive this award. I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped made this work possible. Through the ISCA, I was able to receive a variety of helpful comments and advice from the judges and attendees. Furthermore, through my conversations with the other creators, I was exposed to new perspectives and ideas. Thank you so much!

2nd Prize

Leaves

Ayumu Nagamatsu

Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences

[Award Comment]

I’m honored to have received such a splendid opportunity and venue for my work. At the ISCA I was able to speak to all of the judges, lecturers and winners, and received a variety of invaluable pointers for my future work. I look forward to seeing you again somewhere in the digital art world.

3nd Prize

Cheer Me!

Yu Matsuura

The University of Electro-Communications

[Award Comment]

Thank you so much for this precious opportunity. Hearing the judges’ comments and seeing how exhibit visitors interacted with my game showed how it appeals to people in new ways that had not occurred to me. I realized that the more people are involved, the more fun something is. This was an impressive experience. I want to make the most of it in my future activities and go on to create even more fun things.

3nd Prize

MitsugiBox

Toshiki Masuda

IWASAKI GAKUEN Information Science College

[Award Comment]

I’m delighted to have been able to participate in ISCA 2017 and for my work to have been chosen from among the many entries. Being able to receive feedback from the judges and company representatives was an invaluable experience, and hearing the opinions of the visitors from overseas was a particularly good experience, as it was a first for me. I want to use the advice received to develop future projects and do even better work.

3nd Prize

KANAZAWA Star Flower Rally 〜Blooming Flowers〜

Shohei Adachi, Yumi Iwamura, Masashi Shimizu, Ryuichi Yamamoto, Keisuke Nishida, Ikegaya Yusuke

Kanazawa Institute of Technology

[Award Comment]

I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to show our creation to so many people. Hearing different viewpoints highlighted things I wouldn’t have realized on my own, and I learned a lot. I’d like to make the most of what I’ve learned from my experience here in my future work. I would like my junior students to challenge ISCA. Thank you so much.

3nd Prize

KinecTank

Hikaru Suzuki, Tomoya Tada, Taishu Hanaki, Masahiro Sawada, Takanobu Omura, Shutaro Jodai, Yasutaka Ihara, Shota Hiraoka

Kyoto Sangyo University

[Award Comment]

While this work was planned with the aim of winning this award, after getting off to a slow start, I had my doubts during the production stage. Even so, it was finished on time and it even won a prize—all thanks to the dedication and teamwork of the production staff. I’d like to use the valuable feedback from the judges and the advice of those who checked out our entry to help create more interesting work in the future.

3nd Prize

King of Money

Shunsuke Ichida

Osaka Electoro-Communication University

[Award Comment]

It’s an unbelievable honor that a crazy game in which players just throw money around could be presented at such a magnificent event. Never forgetting the looks of joy on everyone’s faces as they were throwing money around, all of us on the production team would like to continue striving to do better each day as we continue our work. (Furthermore, we’re going all out to link this work to business interests and make our dream of a real King of Money come true.)

Knowledge Capital Prize

pixcol

Media Design Lab.

Josai International University

[Award Comment]

I’m really happy to receive this wonderful award. It was great to present my work here and see the judges as well as the general public experience it, and to receive such positive feedback and be able to discuss a variety of topics, including work now in development. I was also able to talk to other student creators doing similar work to myself, which was very inspiring. I hope to use this valuable experience in my future work. Thank you so much.

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Prizes Title The name of student School
Grand Prize The Lunch box Hinako Kanno Nihon University
1st Prize SHARK Saito Yuri Tohoku University of Art & Design
1st Prize OBSCURE MEALS Narihiro Kawano Kyushu Sangyo University
2nd Prize Stationery and foundation Onishi Hirotaka Musashino Art University
2nd Prize Capturering Happiness Yuki Sato,
Kensho Suzuki
Nihon University
2nd Prize cyclops Guo Song Japan electronics college
3nd Prize High Flaps Soichiro Fukawa Osaka University of Arts
3nd Prize Grow Shun Takeuchi Otemae University
3nd Prize akariya Reimi Arakaki Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts
Matsumoto Toshio Prize Loved man and hated Saaya Kaneko Kyoto City University of Arts

Prizes Title The name of student School
Grand Prize iRony Radheya Jegatheva
(Australia)
Curtin University
1st Prize Blind Audition Andreas Kessler
(Germany)
Film Academy Baden-Wurttemberg
1st Prize I stole my face Yu-Ling Lin
(Taiwan)
Vancouver Film School
2nd Prize Projection on Sofa Violette Delvoye
(Belgium)
La Cambre
2nd Prize Plintik Nur Munawarah Binte Mohamed Hussain
(Singapore)
Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts
2nd Prize Cloud Kumo Yvonne Ng
(USA)
The City College of New York

Prizes Title The name of student School
Grand Prize SCRAP FACTORY Ryo Fujiwara, Yuji Matsuhashi, Yuki Kamura,
Mikihisa Kato, Mizuki Ito,
ECC College of Computer & Multimedia
1st Prize node hands Takemi Watanuki Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
1st Prize AR Yōkai: A Situated Augmented
Reality Ghost Story
Yuto Inamitsu NARA INSTITUTE of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
2nd Prize Leaves Ayumu Nagamatsu Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
3nd Prize Cheer Me! Yu Matsuura The University of Electro-Communications
3nd Prize MitsugiBox Toshiki Masuda IWASAKI GAKUEN Information Science College
3nd Prize KANAZAWA Star Flower Rally
〜Blooming Flowers〜
Shohei Adachi, Yumi Iwamura, Masashi Shimizu,
Ryuichi Yamamoto, Keisuke Nishida, Ikegaya Yusuke
Kanazawa Institute of Technology
3nd Prize KinecTank Hikaru Suzuki, Tomoya Tada, Taishu Hanaki,
Masahiro Sawada, Takanobu Omura, Shutaro Jodai,
Yasutaka Ihara, Shota Hiraoka
Kyoto Sangyo University
3nd Prize King of Money Shunsuke Ichida Osaka Electoro-Communication University
Knowledge Capital Prize pixcol Media Design Lab. Josai International University