16th Animation Division Jury Selections
Animated short film
MORITA Shuhei [Japan]
On a stormy night in the 18th century, a man becomes lost deep in the mountains until he comes upon a small shrine. There he finds some old tools, harboring deepseated grudges, which he carefully repairs and consoles. The work, a fantasy that deals with the theme of the “spirit” of tools, attempts to realize a new type of visual expression by fusing traditional patterns and forms with 3D computer graphics.