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14th Animation Division Jury Selections

Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts/A Dinosaur Afternoon

Animated short film [Japan]

RYU Kato


A film adaptation of A Dinosaur Afternoon, one of the most critically-prized works by the pioneer of science fiction in Japan, HOSHI Shinichi, who is also popular as the father of short stories in Japanese literature. One day, all of a sudden, a herd of dinosaurs appears in our world. ls this a mirage? A shared hallucination? Or the start of 3D TV broadcasts? With a plot that revolves around the great theme of the history of life on Earth perceived from a rather cynical point of view, this animation features a unique ambiance achieved through the use of shaded colors.