14th Animation Division Jury Selections
The Messenger from the sea
Animated short film [Japan]
Non-chan saves the life of a turtle being bullied at the seashore. The turtle invites Non-chan to leave his cruel country and go to Paradise. But after another bout of bullying, the turtle grows to an enormous size and begins to destroy the town. Non-chan embarks on a battle to protect what is precious to him. The Messenger from the sea is the latest installment in the Kidousensi Non-chan series started 10 years ago as a simple Web animation project. It comes to the audience six years after the previous film, Held in the Rain.