18. Juni 2020 Johannes Wolters

Launch of New Special Website Showcasing Japanese Animation to the World

On June 15, VIPO (Visual Industry Promotion Organization) launched a new website showcasing Japanese animation to the world. The site, created to match the timing of this year’s online Annecy International Animated Film Festival, is part of the 2020 Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion project of the Agency of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Japan.

Under the theme of „ANIMATIONISM -All Creativity Welcomed-,“ conceived by Director OKAMOTO Mitsuko, Vice President of Tokyo University of the Arts, the site includes online screenings of short films, detailed reports on animation studios as well as exclusive interviews with some of Japan’s leading animators. It aims to give global audiences a deep dive into the diverse, dynamic and constantly evolving world of the Japanese animation industry.

Featured content:
(1) Live online screenings (two programs streamed three times each)
(2) Studio reports (Science SARU, STUDIO4℃, TECARAT, Studio TRIGGER)
(3) Creator interviews (NISHIMI Shojiro, MASUMOTO Kazuya)
(4) Creator’s file (profiles of Japan’s top anime creators)

Program 1: „ANIMATIONISM -All Creativity Welcomed-„

  • „The Last Episode“ (2019) / Director: nuQ
  • „A Japanese Boy Who Draws“ (2018) / Director: KAWAJIRI Masanao
  • „Dreams into Drawing“ (2019) / Director: YAMAMURA Koji
  • „CASTLE“ (2019) / Director: MIYAJIMA Ryotaro
  • „NORMAN THE SNOWMAN -The Northern Light-“ (2013) / Director: YASHIRO Takeshi
  • (Trailer with English subtitles) „GON, THE LITTLE FOX“ / Director: YASHIRO Takeshi
Screening timesJapan Standard Time
1st: Sat 20 June 9:00 PM
2nd: Sun 21 June 7:00 AM
3rd: Sun 21 June 4:00 PMCentral Europe Time (GMT +2):
1st: Sat 20 June 2:00 PM
2nd: Sun 21 June 12:00 AM
3rd: Sun 21 June 9:00 AM

Program 2: „ANIMETAMAGO“

  • „Colorful Ninja Iromaki“ (2016) / Production: SIGNAL-MD
  • „MATASABURO of the Wind“ (2016) / Production: BUEMON
  • „Rebecca“ (2020) / Production: VEGA ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd.
Screening timesJapan Standard Time
1st: Sat 27 June 9:00 PM
2nd: Sun 28 June 7:00 AM
3rd: Sun 28 June 4:00 PMCentral Europe Time (GMT +2):
1st: Sat 27 June 2:00 PM
2nd: Sun 28 June 12:00 AM
3rd: Sun 28 June 9:00 AM

Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion Animation division special website
https://jmaf-promote.jp/global/en/animation
Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion homepage
https://jmaf-promote.jp/

 

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