We are very excited to once again host this event which brings together so many talented artists. The amazing stories we receive every year inspires us to keep the Award going and to promote its growth.

Now in our 4th year we are expecting a major evolution in the Award Ceremony. In the next few weeks we will be making a number of announcements that we hope will inspire more documentarians to join us. We are working very hard to secure amazing prizes and we have set plans in motion to host our very first film festival in Kobe, Japan.

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We encourage you to submit your documentaries and we look forward to reviewing your films. The deadline to submit is September 30th, 2015. Good Luck!

Posted by Shawn Mahler

Los Angeles native Shawn Mahler has a wealth of experience working on film, video, and theater productions in the United States and Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Theory and Production from the University of California, Irvine. Shawn has spent over ten years in Japan where he has worked with numerous industry professionals to develop television shows, movies, and theatrical productions.