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The Japan Council of the University of Pittsburgh invites submissions for its second University of Pittsburgh Japan Documentary Film Award. The second award winner will be announced September 2020.  This biennial prize will be awarded to one exemplary documentary film promoting the understanding of Japan and Japanese culture.  The documentary should tell us something interesting about Japan and/or speak to Japanese culture, history, social phenomena, practices, or events.The award is available to feature-length films 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.

*The award is subject to US tax law.