Japan Competition 1
Difference and Repetition and CoffeeOnline Screening
Director : Masa Kudo
This is an animated pencil drawing of a day in the life of a small coffee shop, drawn by a series of circular motions. As the camera pans around, only a portion of the shop appears on screen at any given time. The little difference is repeated by rotation, and the inside of the store changes as if you are looking at the car window.
The Balloon CatcherOnline Screening
Director : Isaku Kaneko
An axe human was living in a city of balloon humans. But the axe human was watched by balloon police because his sharp blade frightens balloon humans.While the axe human tried to get along with them, a balloon human got killed on the gloomy subway platform.
Manami Kakudo "Lullaby"Online Screening
Director : Julian Gallese
The music video for "Lullaby" created by Manami Kakudo
The Mark of EmiOnline Screening
Director : Furukawahara Momoka
My friend Emi came out in a dream. I was so surprised that I couldn’t look her in the eyes.
So I Picked Up the WormOnline Screening
Director : Li Shuqin
Far away from her hometown, the little fox has begun her life in the big city. Daily routine, monotony, homesick. Different events keep passing by, she realizes she's the only one who can help her find the answers.
Maison book girl "Kanashimi No Kodomotachi"Online Screening
Director : Mirai Mizue
My body melts into the surrounding universe and abstracts without being able to hold its shape.
Island Going Up and DownOnline Screening
Director : Kenta Ishige
A video installation that reconsiders the apartment block in the suburbs of Tokyo where I grew up, from the perspective of the present, using various memories as a guide.
0107 - b mollOnline Screening
Director : Hiroshi Kondo
The city is made up of much life, light. There is loneliness in the city where self-existence is buried.
However, it also feels bright and lively. Each light affects the activities of the city, and the city is transformed by a lot of light.
Director : Takahiro Nishizawa
I wonder if it will melt.
I thought it wouldn't melt.
I thought it wouldn't change.
Eve "Mabuta"Online Screening
Director : Yujin
Animation music video for singer-songwriter Takai Fumi's song "Eyelid". It depicts a girl who stares at a mysterious fish-white horse with big eyelids, set in a remote place where a huge shell lies. When I first heard this song, the lyrics "Can I see you again?" and "Can I stay with you forever?", I couldn't imagine the emotion sang here was toward someone who was a different gender (or a same one). I felt that the object was something much bigger, something that could never be touched. It was something like the beautiful scenery I saw as a child when I ran around in nature or the fascinating creatures in the fairy tales I read under my breath in my bed. In this work, I attempted to depict the emotions towards such things of the distant past that I had grazed and forgotten in my daily life. The pale colors of the analogue touch are used to express an atmosphere as if in a dream.
Waves and ShapesOnline Screening
Director : Aiko Mikami
Important things keep changing shape. Decide to ride the wave of fate with ambition.
Plantes et flueurs de voyage Dessins naturalistesOnline Screening
Director : Caori Murata
I made this film for plants and people as a poem of the beauty and life of them. In this film, I tried to combine their each lifes.
This film was made based on the animation workshop in Ensad.
Director : Shingo Tamagawa
Something is trying to make a severe transformation.Whether it’s good or bad for us, we have no way of knowing right now. All we can do is witness it.
RAM RIDER "SET ME FREE"Online Screening
Director : Hattori-Graphics, RAM RIDER
”SET ME FREE” was created as a music video of music producer “RAM RIDER” from his label “401(YON-MARU-ICHI)”.It’s a small story of love and conflict, depicted in low-resolution pixel art. This film expresses worries about the relationship, also the sense of distance everyone has, and the emotional movements that occur inside at the time.
The MobOnline Screening
Director : Amane Oda
One summer, 27 seconds on a street corner. We always forget something.