Dec 18, 2006
The EARTH VISION Organization holds the annual Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival as a forum for examining global environmental issues through motion pictures. The festival attracts a large number of entries from around the world each year.
"We are extremely grateful to Seagate and other sponsors that have made it possible for us to share and archive the entries to our film festival," said Takashi Hirano, secretary-general of the EARTH VISION Organization "The creation of a digital archive provides great support for our future activities, as it establishes a system that will allow us to continue with educational programs for protecting the global environment."
"Seagate is honored to participate in such a worthwhile project," said Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, president of Nippon Seagate, Inc. "Our storage solutions are used by filmmakers around the world, and this project is particularly important because it preserves the ideas and visions of ecologically minded filmmakers for generations to come."
Seagate's Barracuda 7200.10 family of high-capacity enterprise storage hard drives are being used for the film festival's digital archive. With up to 750GB of storage space, the Barracuda line of hard drives delivers the industry's highest capacity, with rock-solid reliability and performance.
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About The Earth Vision Film Festival
Bringing awareness of global environmental issues through films "EARTH VISION - The Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival," has been held annually in Tokyo as a visual forum to examine our environment through moving images. Official entries are chosen by public invitation from Polynesia, Oceania, and Asia, including Japan. Film entries are screened for judging. Accepting entries from both amateurs and professionals is an important characteristic of this film festival.
A place for broadening networks and exchanging ideas since its establishment in 1992, the film category has become a great forum for discussion between filmmakers and audiences alike. The festival invites nominated filmmakers each year to discuss their work. In 2002, Ecomove International was launched by five European international film festivals and EARTH VISION as the network of international environmental film festivals across the world. Ecomove International organizes and supports environmental media events of global scale. And every second year, Ecomove stages a festival of environmental film festivals where the world's best environmental films are shown and awarded. Screening events are organized in Japan and abroad.
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