©Masaki Okuda / Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts

14th Animation Division Jury Selections


Animated short film [Japan]

OKUDA Masaki


Gum boy, an elementary school kid who beloves chewing gums, is hated in his class. When everyone flies their balloons, Gum boy alone doesn’t let it go. On the way home from school, he begins chewing and is transported into an imaginary world. The balloon he holds becomes a face, and then transforms into various things, but a bird lies by… A GUM BOY is a bubbling animation of watercolor drawings.