©Masaki Okuda / Tokyo University of the Arts

15th Animation Division Jury Selections

Uncapturable Ideas

Animated short film [Japan]

OKUDA Masaki


From an artist whose work has been selected for the Generation Kplus at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011, this animation follows the lonely battle of a man who, as the title says, “can’t catch an idea.” Nested in his head as he sits brooding at his desk is another little man brooding at his desk. This little man goes running off trying to catch an idea, but can never do. What bold action will both men take as, all their hope lost, the dawn breaks? The men go chasing comically through a hand-drawn black-and-white world.