Kyoto University Museum Academic Film Expo 2009・Academic Film Competition


May 21, 2009

The Academic Film Competition Committee is holding an "Academic Film" visual media competition. We will accept visual works from a wide variety of genres which contribute to academic research in either the literary or scientific fields. Works on themes such as outer space and the environment, films on wildlife, ethnographic and anthropological film works, documentaries in sociology and cultural studies, psychology and medical science and practice, are acceptable. Also, the submitted works will be screened at the Kyoto University Academic Film Expo 2009 [from 5th August to 10th December. 2009] and discussed at the Kyoto University International Symposium 2009 "New Horizons of Academic Visual-Media Practices" [11-13th December. 2009]. Through this experiment, we expect to stimulate vibrant discussion concerning what visual media means for academic research, in what ways "Academic Films" are different to other films, and such topics related to academism and visual media.


  • Grand Prize for Visual Academic Work [1]
    *Supplementary Prize: Film-making Subsidy of 300,000 yen
  • Award for Outstanding Visual Academic Work [2]
    *Supplementary Prize: Film-making Subsidy of 100,000 yen
  • Encouragement Award for Visual Academic Work [5]


  • Online Entry: 31th August. 2009.
  • Film and Report (and additional materials) Submission: 15th September. 2009.

Detail guideline

*Please access to Website as bellow to get in-depth information about this Competition.


The Academic Film Competition Committee

Address: Kyoto University Museum, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Contact: academic-film-compe (Please append "" at the end of E-mail address. )
*We will not respond to any telephone or Fax enquiries concerning this competition