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Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development

Film Industry Human Resource Development Project

Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

This human resources development project offers internships to those interested in working in the film industry to allow them to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in film production. By providing internships in actual film production locations for the students, the film industry will secure young talents with professional knowledge, techniques, and communication skills in the future. The interns will have the opportunity to work with various Japanese films ranging from major films to independent films.
We advertised the project in colleges and technical schools with filmmaking or media departments, and in 2019, we had 53 students from 21 colleges and schools complete internships at 18 filming locations for over 1071 days in total.
*The project was commissioned by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2018 and it continues in 2020.

Questionnaire Survey (2018)
– Production Companies: 86.8% of respondents hope for students to get a job in the film industry. 92.5% of respondents are willing to accept interns again for the next project.
– Participating Students: 75.5% of participants are hoping to get a job in the film industry. 75.5 % of participants want to recommend the project to other fellow students.
We received a high evaluation both from companies and students.

Human Resource Development

Kyoto Film Pitching

Kyoto Film Pitching  

Sponsored by Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto Prefecture Logo

Taking advantage of being a center of period drama production, Kyoto has set up Kyoto Film Pitching to help young creators succeed internationally. They accept submissions of period film and historical drama proposals. Prominent movie industry professionals select a few works from the proposals. After a presentation during the Kyoto Film Pitching contest, they choose the best project for real-life filming at Uzumasa studio. The best work receives a filming right for a pilot short film, which has the equivalent value of 3.5 million Japanese yen.

Human Resource Development

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair

Sponsored by Kyoto City

Kyoto City

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair started in 2012, and it is the biggest manga and anime event in the Kansai region that continues to attract international participants. Each year, after a careful selection process, it announces several awards. The Kyoto International Manga Award is designed to provide aspiring manga artists from overseas with an opportunity to debut professionally in Japan. Aside from the Manga category, Illustration category was added in 2019. In each category Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair awards a Grand Prize, a Semi Grand Prize and the Kyoto Prize, an award for applicants living, studying, or working in Kyoto City.

KYOTO INTERNATIONAL MANGA ANIME FAIR
official website: http://kyomaf.kyoto/en/

Human Resource Development

ndjc(New Directions in Japanese Cinema)

ndjc  

Sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Agency for Cultural Affairs logo

New Directions in Japanese Cinema (ndjc) is a project that aims to discover and nurture young Japanese filmmakers. Three promising filmmakers who are selected by the quality of their original scenario and workshops, produce 30-minute short films using 35mm film with professional staff. The completed films will be open to the public and some will be shown at overseas film festivals.

Human Resource Development

Recommendation Project for Japanese Filmmakers to AFI Conservatory

Aiming to nurture world-class filmmakers by offering them the opportunity to study abroad, VIPO supports the applications of Japanese filmmakers who wish to study at the AFI Conservatory.

Human Resource Development

VIPO Academy

VIPO Academy  

VIPO Academy offers an original educational program which has been designed to nurture future leaders in the content industry. We offer various courses by role, level, subject, and theme.

A network of students who have learned together across different content genres provide an exciting trigger for new business ideas.

VIPO Academy started in 2015 and has six courses in total. As of February 1st, 2020, 583 people from 113 companies participated in the VIPO Academy.

 

1.Corporate Leader Course

The program for this course offers an opportunity for project leaders to transform into corporate leaders and executives in the entertainment and content industry.

2.Project Leader Course

This course transforms individuals into project leaders who can manage people around them and lead them toward success in the content industry.

3.Global Business Course

By participating in the lectures in Japanese and English, participants learn to act appropriately in any business situation and strengthen their global business skills.

4.Essential Legal Knowledge Course

Participants learn essential legal knowledge for the content industry that will help to prevent contract-related problems.

5.Essential Financial Knowledge Course

Participants learn essential financial knowledge for professionals working in the content industry so they can perform their tasks with greater awareness of the company’s financial situation and project’s budget.

6.Industry Researching Basic Course

Participants study different genres in the contents industry, along with their markets and business models. By researching successful business cases in each genre, participants learn the ways to develop content transcending genre boundaries.