Announcement of The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 Competition Grand Prize Winners!
March 21, 2016
LONG WAY NORTH / Monkey King: Hero is Back
© 2015 SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS / MAYBE MOVIES / 2 MINUTES / FRANCE 3 CINEMA / NØRLUM | ©2015 October Animation Studio,HG Entertainment
Off Belay / Fisherwoman and Tuk Tuk / I can’t breathe.
© Luma Film | © Studio Eeksaurus Productions Pvt. Ltd. | © Sayaka Kihata 2015
The award ceremony for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 was held on March 21nd at TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi and the Grand Prizes for the Competition were announced.
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 (TAAF2016) is an international animation film festival that aims to promote animation and was held at TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi from March 18th to March 21rd. In addition to the judging in this competition, the announcement of the “Anime of the Year”, the mention of the “Achievement Award”, the festival was also screened many other animation films that were invited and hosted other special events. Almost all of the screenings, which includes the judging in the competition, were available for anyone to attend.
The Competition is open to animation films completed after January 1st, 2014 that have not yet been released to the box office regardless of whether they are professional or amateur films. Films over 60 minutes long participate in the Feature Film and films under 30 minutes participate in the Short Film.
This year, there were 24 Feature Film submissions and 522 Short Film submissions.
|Feature Film Competition||Grand Prize||LONG WAY NORTH
Original Title: TOUT EN HAUT DU MONDE
Director : Rémi Chayé
|Award of Excellence||Monkey King: Hero is Back
Original Title: 西游记之大圣归来
Director: 田暁鵬/Tian XiaoPeng
|Short Film Competition||Grand Prize||Off Belay
Original Title: Penjači
Director: Mataić Siniša
|Award of Excellence||Fisherwoman and Tuk Tuk
Director’s Name: Suresh Eriyat
| I can’t breathe.
Original Title: 息ができない
Director: 木畠彩矢香/Sayaka Kihata
|SEIKO Award||The Orchestra
Director: Mikey Hill