© 2021 Mizuki Ito

25th Animation Division Jury Selections

Takano Intersection

Animated short film

ITO Mizuki / NAKATA Hideto[Japan]


A film portraying a moment when three strangers cross paths on a street corner. A young man waiting for the bus, a junior high school girl running for her club activity, and a boy on a bicycle. Although the viewers are not fully informed about each character’s thoughts, the animation captures the subtleties of their feelings through the skillful depiction of gestures, facial expressions, and backgrounds with the effective use of blank spaces.