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‘Our Colonial Hangover’ won the Japan Prize 2015

The Grand Prix JAPAN PRIZE, an international contest for educational media this year went to Our Colonial Hangover’ produced by De Familie Film & TV of Netherlands. The Awards Ceremony was held at NHK Broadcasting Center, Tokyo.

The winner is proclaimed as the Best Work in the Lifelong Learning Category: The Governor of Tokyo Prize. It is a 56’35” TV programme. The other winners in each category are as follows:

Pre-school Category: The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize went to   Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), NHK Educational Corporation for ‘Design Ah!-Episode #85’.

Public Television Service Foundation (PTS) of Taiwan won in the Primary Category: The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize with ‘Teacher X – Hello! Mr Mayor’.

In the Youth Category: The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize is won by the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company with ‘The Dictator’. The same company won also The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize with the title ‘The Power Factor’.

The Japan Foundation President’s Prize went to Stories That Matter Ltd., Tripod Media of China for ‘Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing’.

The UNICEF Prize is won by IKON from Netherlands with ‘How Ky turned into Niels’.

Fettle Animation, BBC Learning, Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association of United Kingdom won the Special Jury Prize with Children of the Holocaust.

The TV Proposal Division aims to encourage program producers with limited means of production and opportunity with a cash prize of U.S. $10,000. The best proposal was awarded The Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize which went to ‘Donkeybook Teaching English’ by Animatropo of Colombia.

The National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan Prize comprising of a trophy, a certificate, and U.S. $3,000 prize money, are awarded to an excellent proposal for a TV program.

The winner this year is Bangladesh Entering Organization: Aguan Society (ASO) for ‘Nature: My Teacher’.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the JAPAN PRIZE, the President of NHK Prize was presented to three experts who have made outstanding achievements in educational media and contributed to the development of the JAPAN PRIZE.

The prize recipients were Dr Milton Chen, Senior Fellow & Executive Director Emeritus, The George Lucas Educational Foundation (USA), Mr. George Auckland, Former Head of Innovation, BBC Learning (UK), and Ms Moneeza Hashmi, President, the Public Media Alliance (Pakistan).

This year, the contest received 339 entries from 55 countries and regions. Twelve jury members from 12 countries and regions including Japan screened the entries from October 15th.