David Plath Media Award

plathThe Society for East Asian Anthropology invites submissions for the David Plath Media Award for the best work (film, video, audio, and/or multimedia/interactive media, such as websites) on any aspect of East Asian anthropology and/or East Asian anthropology’s contribution to the broader field. The 2015 prize will be awarded for material produced in 2013 or 2014.

The prize of $300 is named for David Plath, renowned Japan-scholar and producer of award-winning documentary films. Evaluators of the work will seek to determine the scholarly significance of submissions which contribute to the anthropology of East Asia, and which take the form of research footage and documentation that adds to the historical and/or ethnographic record, or is used for further analysis (such as linguistics, dance, and art); ethnographic media that contributes to theoretical debate and development; media designed to enhance teaching; and media produced for television broadcasting and other forms of mass communication.

Nominations for the prize may be made by producers/authors, distributors, or interested third parties. Links to vimeo.com or other websites for submission are also permissible; if the site is secured, please remember to send a userid and password.

We prefer online screening! Please send links or four non-returnable copies of the media to:

Prof. David Novak (UCSB)
Chair, David Plath Media Award Prize Committee
Music Building 531, Room 1133
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
email: dnovak@music.ucsb.edu

The other prize committee members are:

Prof. Eleana Kim (UCI)
Prof. Karen Nakamura (Yale)
Prof. Nathaniel Smith (Arizona)

The 2015 deadline for this prize is May 1st, 2015.