Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant 2020 Particulars

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant 2020 Particulars

Date: 2020 September 24 20:08

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Whereas many occasions have needed to be cancelled this yr because of the present COVID-19 disaster numerous occasions have been capable of shift on-line. Consequently it means there are some nice festivals and talks you may go to whereas staying cozy at dwelling without having to journey. So the nice of us on the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant might be celebrating their tenth anniversary with brief movie screenings and occasions on their YouTube channel and through Zoom.

We have been advised there might be 3 Zoom conferences and 4 brief movie programmes that includes award profitable movie makers and rising skills from varied universities throughout Japan.

All movies are in Japanese with English subtitles and every little thing is free to view. Some occasions do require reserving. Content material clever the stream is asserted protected for youngsters, the equal of a U score in UK cinema. So might be acceptable for all ages.

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant has at all times had an amazing line-up, so now you simply must preserve a weekend free to acceptable some really beautiful animation!

Every part is ready to run on Saturday twenty fourth and Sunday twenty fifth October 2020.

Try their pageant programme for extra particulars and keep in mind that streaming occasions are within the UK occasions.

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Press launch as follows:


Held just about on October twenty fourth & twenty fifth!!

In Partnership with The Japan Basis London

First probability to see ground-breaking new anime and meet the creators

CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN, September 18 – The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant began in 2010 in Cardiff, and has been held yearly as a showcase for Japanese animation and tradition. Celebrating its tenth anniversary nonetheless comes within the midst of a world pandemic and so the choice was taken to carry the pageant absolutely on-line. One of many objectives because the pageant’s inception has been to behave as a gateway into the varied world of Japanese animation. To realize this, they showcase rising expertise and necessary however overshadowed animators who work in all kinds of types, from 2D to stop-motion. The 2020 pageant would be the greatest celebration of this expertise but.

On October twenty fourth and twenty fifth, viewers will have the ability to take part within the full line-up of screenings and occasions, all of which might be free to entry through their YouTube channel and thru varied Zoom periods. In whole, they are going to be screening 40 movies, together with 30 works from college students finding out at 5 completely different Japanese universities, and 10 works from 5 award-winning animators, together with Oscar nominated Koji Yamamura. Moreover, these works might be launched by the creators themselves because the pageant goals to proceed in its mission to attach animators with audiences.

A really thrilling collection of Zoom workshops may also be hosted by veteran animators who’re bringing their very newest works to the pageant. The workshops will cowl a spread of enjoyable actions resembling one devoted to the artwork of making the Kotatsu Pageant mascot design by Chie Arai, whereas world well-known Fusako Yusaki talks about her profession in claymation animation with a Q&A Session. There may be additionally a chat with animator/director Miho Yata and musician Takeshi Yoda.

Folks will have the ability to take part within the full line-up of the screenings and occasions, all of which might be free, through our YouTube channel and thru Zoom periods.

This may also be the primary time that Kotatsu collaborates with F-Rated, an organisation devoted to supporting girls in movie by working with cinemas and movie festivals to present moviegoers a strategy to determine movies and occasions that pretty signify girls on display screen and behind the digital camera. We have now secured an F-Ranking for our ongoing marketing campaign to point out the works of feminine movie makers and likewise for this occasion the place 75% of the movies are directed by girls.

Right here is the complete line-up of occasions:

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant tenth Anniversary Timetable

(All occasions are UK/GMT – Japan +7 hours forward)

twenty fourth October
11:00 YouTube Screening – Movies by Koji Yamamura, Shin Hosokawa, Miho Yata, Chie Arai, Makiko Sukikara
13:00 Zoom Occasion – Miho Yata / Takeshi Yoda – Director & Musician Q&A
18:00 YouTube Screening – Pupil Work (Half 1)

twenty fifth October
12:00 Zoom Occasion – Chie Arai Animation Workshop
14:00 Zoom Occasion – Fusako Yusaki Director Q&A and Clay Animation Workshop
16:00 YouTube Screening – Pupil Work (Half 2)
18:00 YouTube Screening – Movies by Koji Yamamura, Shin Hosokawa, Miho Yata, Chie Arai, Makiko Sukikara

We are going to reveal the complete line-up of the titles and occasions on the pageant’s web site quickly.

The Animators and Musician

Yamamura Koji (山村 浩二)

After graduating from Tokyo Zokei College in 1987, he based Yamamura Animation, Inc. in 1993 and has labored steadily, refining his type whereas making movies for youngsters. His most well-known work is the brief “Mount Head” (2002) which was nominated for an Oscar for Finest Animated Quick. Different titles embrace “Franz Kafka’s A Nation Physician” (2007) and “Muybridge’s Strings” (2011). His movies have been awarded greater than 90 prizes together with the grand prizes of main worldwide animation festivals resembling Annecy, Ottawa and Hiroshima. He has additionally obtained the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese authorities in 2019. He’s member of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences and a professor of Tokyo College of the Arts.

Yusaki Fusako (湯崎夫沙子)

Yusaki is an award-winning claymation pioneer who emerged within the Sixties after shifting to Milan and establishing her personal impartial studio, Studio Yusaki. Her works include commercials, movies, and kids’s tv programmes which have been made for public broadcasters resembling RAI and NHK. Yusaki’s well-known works embrace claymation ads for the liqueur Fernet-Branca, and “Peo the Blue Canine”, a well-liked TV character in Switzerland. Yusaki will lead a claymation workshop and do a Q&A with Kotatsu.

Yata Miho (やたみほ)

Born 1974, Yata studied Kids’s Literature and Kids’s Tradition at college. Whereas finding out, she was impressed by “Wallace and Gromit” and began to have an curiosity on cease movement animation. In 1999 she began knit-animation and creating image books. Since then, she has turn into well-known for “Wool Fairies Knit and Wool”(NHK・NEP)and the image books “Sakasa mo Sakasa” (Demadosha Co.,Ltd.) “What’s This Yan?”(CHILD HONSHA Co., Ltd.). She is at the moment a member of the Japan Animation Affiliation and she or he is instructing at Shirayuri College Division of Kids’s Tradition.

Hosokawa Shin (細川晋)

A graduate of Tama Artwork College’s Grasp’s Program Design Course, he now works as a author, director, animator and is an assistant professor at Tokyo Polytechnic College. His newest work, “Dino!”, a cease movement animation, has been programmed by Kotatsu.

Arai Chie (荒井 知恵)

A graduate from the Division of Wonderful Arts, Northern Arizona College, after working at an animation studio, Arai has been a freelancer since 2002. Her methods embrace hand-drawn animation and illustration and she or he creates books and animation movies together with “Goals” (2008), which has been programmed by Kotatsu. Since 2006, she has been orchestrating “Flip E-book Manga Cafe Exhibition”, a collective of writers and artists who like to make splendidly different flip books. Their exhibitions have been held in lots of locations. In addition to creating her personal artwork, she guides others and works as an affiliate professor at Bunka Gakuen College Division of Artwork and Design.

Sukikara Makiko (鋤柄真希子)

Born in 1982, Sukikara studied on the Movie College Zlin within the Czech Republic. Since 2010, she has been animating and has created works by multiplane digital camera, lots of which have been screened at worldwide festivals. She creates tales with animals as the principle characters with titles like “Whereas the Crow Weeps” (2013) and “Deep Sea’s Rainbow” (2019). The latter has been programmed for Kotatsu’s forthcoming stream.

Yoda Takeshi (ヨダタケシ)

Yoda is a composer who performs an digital instrument often called a theremin, a tool that makes sound with out the musician touching it. He’s lively throughout genres and creates music for video works in addition to for dwell occasions. He might be in a Q&A with Miho Yata throughout a Kotatsu Zoom session.

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant depends on sponsors and donors to assist us ship screenings. If you need to point out your assist, you are able to do so with a voluntary contribution on the pageant’s Patreon web page.Alternatively you may assist the pageant with out paying more money by signing as much as Easyfundrasing and selecting to assist Kotatsu. While you store through Easyfundrasing web site, a proportion of your buy might be mechanically donated to the pageant. If you’re shy, you may select a setting that lets you be an nameless supporter.

About Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Pageant was created by organizer Mrs Eiko Ishii Meredith. Launched in November 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, UK, the pageant screens the most effective in Japanese animation and tradition to a large viewers. In 2020, the pageant efficiently registered as a charity within the UK (Registered Charity Quantity 1187288).

A ‘Kotatsu’ is a desk distinctive to Japan, which is draped in a blanket, futon or quilt, with a heater beneath. It is supreme to maintain your ft and legs heat while you’re working away on the chilly winter nights.

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