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New Feature Animation project Dozens of Norths co-production with MIYU in France

Yammaura Animaton and MIYU Produstions in Frenchas produce Yamamura Koji's a new feature animation Dozens of Norths that is based on cover images and text of Monthly Bungaku-Kai (2012-2014), Bungeishunju. Running time is 64 minutes. This movie's music by Dutch indie jazz musician Willem Breukerand sound design is Kasamatsu Koji.

Synopsis
North is everywhere solitary.
Here is all North.
This is a record of the people I met in these Norths.
However, my memory is fragmented and does not get the point at all.
Now I'm starting to wonder my efforts came to nothing.
I'm just getting the occasional recognition of the existence of the world through the dull perception changes shape little by little.

>Official Site

Reviews:
"It’s a gem that won’t click with everyone because it requires passion for arthouse animation and concentration."
>Asian Movie Pules
"The result is one of the boldest animated features I’ve seen in a while"
>DMovies


Awards (2):
Special Jury Award for the Feature Films: 8th New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan, 2021.11
Excellence Award: 25th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2022.03

Official Selection (14):
World premiere: 8th New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan, 2021.11
International premiere: PÖFF25 25th Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, 2021.11
Closing film: 2nd Tatsuno International Film Festival, Japan, 2021.11
Italian premiere, Opeining film: 21st Future Film Festival, Italy, 2021.12
25th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2022.03
Portuguese premiere: 21st MONSTRA - Lisbon Animation Festival, Portugal, 2022.03
South American Premiere: 18th Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre
Brazil, 2022.05
Czech Premiere : 21st International Animation Film Festival ANIFILM, Czech Republic, 2022.05
North American Premiere: 20th Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada, 2022.05
German Premier: 22nd Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival, Germany, 2022.05
Bulgarian Premier: 13rd International Animation Film Festival - Golden Kuker Sofia, Bulgaria, 2022.05
Croatian Premier: 46th World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb, Croatia, 2022.06
French Premiere: 61st Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France, 2022.06
Polish Premiere: 13th Animator: International Animated Film Festival, Poland, 2022.07


New Animation short Polar Bear Bears Boredom

A polar bear who is very bored with various marine animals in the deep blue sea.
It continues an ancient tradition of "Caricatures of Frolicking animals" in scroll painting-style; this time, "Frolicking Sea Animals," in animation form, with a play on Japanese and English language word-plays: "Hokyoku-Guma Suggoku Hima. / Polar bear bears boredom", "Kawauso Kawaisou./Other otter, poor otter," etc.

Using the short rhythm of the poem, you will enjoy the various sea animals' thoughts and life. This rhyme verse in both English and Japanese at same means and this film is continued in one scene and one cut for 7 minutes.

>Official Site

Awards:
Best International Animation Short: 1st North London Animation Festival, UK, 2021.11
BEST OF FEST for SEPTEMBER: 7th Animalis Fabula Film Festival, US, 2021.09

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April 2021
T-Short 2021 Festival
Chair Jury, 2021.04.07-04.30
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Yamamura Animation are producing YAMAMURA Koji's Archive website since 2020. It is suported by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Goverment of Japan, Media Archive project. A Material photographs are published mainly focusing on the original works of animation artist Yamamura Koji.
Currently around 10,300 images can be viewed.

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New Animation short & Picture book Dreams into Drawing

ゆめみのえ
Short animation / 23rd August 2019 / 10min 10sec / Japan / 5.1ch, Stereo / Vista / 4K / Dialogue: English, Japanese
Synopsis
The painter KUWAGATA KEISAI lived over 200 years ago. He illustrated Ways to Sketch a series of picture books depicting humans and animals, all richly expressed. One day he was sketching a carp when suddenly he fell asleep and, in his dream, transfigured into a carp. The carp was enjoying his swim, but when a fisherman caught him things suddenly took a turn for the worse...
Awards:
Best Animated Short Film (from 1 to 10 min): 11th International Animation Film Festival - Golden Kuker Sofia, Bulgaria, 2020
Special Mention of the Jury: “for the artistic value of animation”: 18th Imaginaria – Int. animated film festival, Italy, 2020

Official Site: www.yamamura-animation.jp/yumeminoe.html

ゆめみのえ DVD
2020.05
Yamamura Animation
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ゆめみのえ Picture Book
Kodomo no Tomo February 2021 issue
Text & Illustration: Yamamura Koji
Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers
2021.02.01