We at Fuji Television are greatly pleased and honored to announce that the “2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards” was held as a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, October 13th (JST), and Fuji Television’s program “The Nonfiction: A Veterinarian and His Dog Named Hanako” has been awarded a “Bronze World Medal” in the “Documentary: Biography/Profiles” category.
Inaugurated in 1957, the “New York Festivals TV & Film Awards” is an international competition that judges and awards contents in various genres, including Television, Film, Radio, Advertising, and the Internet. Since 1990, it has also established the “United Nations Department of Global Communications (UNDGC) awards,” which invites judges from the United Nations to collaborate in selecting entries that exemplify the aims and ideas of the UN. This year, there were many entries from more than 50 countries, and Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prizes were awarded to the best works.
“The Nonfiction: A Veterinarian and His Dog Named Hanako,” which Fuji Television was awarded the “Bronze World Medal” in the “Documentary: Biography/Profiles” category, follows the final duration of veterinary hospital director Kaisaku Ota and his beloved dog Hanako. The documentary depicts the important ways of facing up to life, with the portrayal of one caring for a dog during its final moments.
Also, last year, “The Nonfiction” won a “Silver World Medal” in the “Documentary/Religion & Philosophy” category and the Bronze “United Nations Department of Global Communications (UNDGC) awards” for “The Nonfiction: Monk and Vulnerable Souls.”
Moreover, in 2019, “ABSOLUTE ZERO 3” won the “Bronze World Medal” in the “Entertainment Program/Drama” category, and the same award for “MOM, WHY DID YOU KILL DAD? – REVISITING THE PAST AFTER 16 YEARS – ” (The Nonfiction) in the “Documentary: Biography/Profiles” category.
■Yojiro Nishimura, Chief Producer, Documentary and Specials Production, Fuji Television Network, Inc. comments: “The creator of this work, Akane Yamada, has been following the relationship between humans with dogs and cats for many years. This work, which carefully depicts the final days of Kaisaku Ota and his dog Hanako, whom she met during her career, received a huge response after it was aired. I feel so glad that this documentary about facing up to life which transcends the relationship between dogs and humans has also been so well received overseas. Also, I’m honored that “The Nonfiction” has won a medal for the third consecutive year at the highly prestigious “New York Festivals TV & Film Awards”