1st Animation Division Excellence Award
Animated short film
MATAYOSHI Hiroshi [Japan]
Reason for Award
Unlike most long form animations, this work takes a new idea and condenses it. There is no strong message in this story but, the lack of a message leaves a lasting impression. With the lack of a message being the message. With just the right amount of waste fullness and a total lack of tension, combined with unbounded happiness makes this animation a joy to watch.