3rd Animation Division Excellence Award
Animated short film
HORI Takafumi [Japan]
Reason for Award
A red moon glows in the midnight sky. A young man walks the silent road,bearing what might be a flowerpot. The strange people he meets, the weird events that occur. This work, suppressing sound to the utmost,is brilliantly calculated to stir the imagination of the viewer. Its quiet lyricism follows in the footsteps of Kenji Miyazawa.A slightly disquieting dream,remembered from you don’t know when… The grass in the background, drawn in red colors against the blue-black of the night,is truly beautiful.