Friday, August 21, 2015

NHK wins an armload of statuettes

Yasuaki Okamoto with
Gold Camera and Best of Festival
awards for “Mimicries”
“Sumo Spirit-A Storm from Egypt” team:
 Haruhiko Iguchi (from left);
 Miwako Nishikawa, Yoshibumi Senoh, Mariko Iino
Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) captured four major awards in the 2015 US International Film & Video Festival, and chairman Lee Gluckman traveled to Tokyo for a presentation ceremony. 

The top two awards went to “Mimicries – The Secret of Black and Yellow,” an educational program for preschool and kindergarten that won a Gold Camera award and was selected Best of Festival-Education.
NHK’s other awards included three Silver Screen statuettes for documentaries on autism, sumo wrestling and the mechanisms behind major volcanic eruptions.

Takao Yamamoto with  Silver Screen
 award for “Raging Earth Super
 Eruptions” episode about the mechanisms
 behind major volcanic eruptions
Shinichi Terazono with Silver Screen 
statuette for “What You Taught Me 
About My Son,” a documentary
 about autism