9th Animation Division Encouragement Prize
Animated short film [Japan]
Reason for Award
This work is an undeniable masterpiece. Within the landscape of passing seasons and elapsing streams of time, the memory of boyhood is unconstrained and depicted as a dazzling metamorphosis! Then the healthy festiveness comes to an end suddenly with the growing of the boy into adulthood. The eternity which is concentrated in the short time of 2 minutes and 32 seconds is beautifully presented. It is coupled with graphical depictions of tint and color, and is an unforgettable piece of work full of the fundamental appeal of animation. The Jury Committees present this award for unlimited possibility and the future of new talent FUJITA Junpei, the director.