20th Animation Division Jury Selections
Moon of a Sleepless Night
Animated short film
YASHIRO Takeshi [Japan]
This stop-motion animation, made with wooden dolls on a set planted with real trees, relates the adventure of a young boy and a squirrel who head into the dark forest to free the moon, which has become stuck in a tall tree, causing time to stop. The tiny production staff, who handled everything from artwork to filming, took over a year to film it. This is the flat-screen version of a dome-projected work originally created for planetarium viewing.