5th Animation Division Grand Prize
Animated feature film
KON Satoshi [Japan]
Reason for Award
“Millenial Actress” is an exquisite example of the unique Japanese tradition of animation as an art form to be enjoyed by adults rather than as simply entertainment for children. The film compatibly pairs a classic love story with bold composition and extravagant images to create an utterly new genre of animation. The advent of Millenial Actress opens a broader realm for Japanese animation.