5th Special Prize
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
CG moving image / Animated feature film
SAKAGUCHI Hironobu [Japan]
To compete on an equal footing with feature-length films, a 3D computer-animated film must be able to generate photorealistic characters. Final Fantasy is a tour de force that has boldly taken up and met this formidable challenge. The 3D computer-animated film promises to become a Japanese specialty. “Final Fantasy” deserves hearty recognition for opening the way.