Ottawa International Film Festival (OIAF) announced Saturday Mountain Village Koji ‘s Shibei ( Ikuta no Kita) animation film won this year’s award for feature-length animation. Atsushi Wada’s “Peninsula Bird” (“Hantō no Tori”) animation short won the short animation award and Sumito Sakakibara ‘s “lizuna” Fair” won Best Non-narrative Short Film Award. OIAF 2013 from September 25 to September at various locations in Ottawa. Mizoguchi Hiroyuki ‘s Fluffy Time: PuiPui & MuuMuu “The Selfish GyuGyu” Animated film entered the competition for the young audience of 3 years and older, Konigiri-Kun Parasol of Miyazawa Mari Animated films entered the competition in the young audience category of seven years and older. The festival also screened several works in its animated series competition, but no Japanese works were screened in the category.
A dozen northerners won the Excellence Award at the 25 Japan Media Arts Festival Awards Ceremony in March. The film won the Contréchamp Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June this year. Koji Yamamura ‘s “Kojiki Hyuga hen” (The Hyuga Episode of Kojiki) short film participated in OIAF at . Wada Jun, produced by Miyu in France, Japan’s new short film “Bird of the Peninsula” premiered on 72 The 2nd Berlin International Film Festival in February and was specially nominated by the International Short Film Jury. Source: Press Release