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Yamamura Koji Born in 1964. During the 1990s, He was making films for children, "Pacusi", "Bavel's Book" and so on. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short, "Mt. Head" (2002) had 6 grand prizes and selected 100 Films for a Century of Animation. "Franz Kafka’ s A Country Doctor" (2007) had 6 grand prizes, his films got awarded more than 100 prizes. He has been selected as the 2 place at 25 top short animated films directors over the last 25 years in 2021.He is also active as a picture book author for "Viva Vegetables (Oyaoya Oyasai)", "Parade" and so on.
He was awarded Kawakita Prize and Education Award for Fine Arts in Japan and received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2019.
A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a sub-chairman of the Japan Animation Association and a member of the board of directors of ASIFA.



More detailed profile:
Yamamura Koji was born in Japan on June 4, 1964. He has made first animated film at 13 years old. Between 1983 and 1987, he studied painting at Tokyo Zokei University. While a student, he has worked in art assistance and special effects modeling for Majors movies. Same time he was influenced from short animated films in Canada, Russia, and Europe. Especially from Ishu Patel, Yury Norshtein and Priit P ärn. After graduation, he started his career as an animation background artist at Mukuo Studio.  In 1989, he left the studio to work freelance. In 1993, he founded Yamamura Animation, Inc. with his wife Sanae. In 2002, He signed a contract with Acme Filmworks as an animation director. Yamamura has created many short animation films using a variety of techniques. "Mt. Head" (2002) was nominated for an Oscar® in 2003, and awarded the 6 Grand Prix include Annecy 03, Zagreb 04 and Hiroshima 04. Also "Mt. Head" was selected as one of the 100 FILMS FOR A CENTURY OF ANIMATION and the 50 Best Animated Films for 50 Years of ASIFA. "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" (2007) was awarded the Grand Prix at Ottawa in 07 and Internationales TrickFilm Festival STUTTGART. He is only one grand prix winner in 5 major international animation festivals in the world. "Muybridge's Strings" (2011) is first co-production animation with National Film board of Canada as Asian filmmaker.
He has jury, lecture and held workshops at numbers of international film festivals for popularizing and advancement of art animation. He is also an illustrator and several picture books are published.
His big exhibition "Yamamura Animation Museum" have held at Aichi Expo 05 in Japan and some other exhibitions have held at gallery and public museum in Japan.
His films have been shown in over 30 countries, and awarded various honorable prizes. Retrospective screenings of his works have been held in over 20 countries at Melbourne International Film Festival, National Film Theater in UK and so on.
His films' DVD are published in Japan, USA, Canada, France and Korea.
He has been visiting professor of Tokyo Zokei University since 2004, a professor of Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, department of Animation since 2008.
He is membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a sub-chairman of the Japan Animation Association (JAA) and a member of the board of directors of the Japanese branch of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA).
He has been selected as the 2 place at 25 top short animated films directors over the last 25 years on 2021at Animac, the International Animation Showcase of Catalonia.
He won Distinguished Artist Award of 2006 in USA, ALBÍN BRUNOVSKÝ HONORARY MEDAL in Slovakia, Kawakita Prize in Japan, Prize of the Cultural Department of the City of Wiesbaden – Wiesbaden in Germany, Special prize for the contribution of the art of animation in Serbia, Pulcinella Special Award in Italy and Education Award for Fine Arts in Japan. He received Medal with Purple Ribbon (the Shiju Hosho) in 2019.


Yamamura Koji
Birth & Social Position
Born on June the 4th, 1964, in Nagoya, Japan
Japanese citizen
Professor: Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Japan
President: Yamamura Animation, Inc.

Languages (spoken and written)
Japanese and English

Studies
1987 Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan

Career
1987-1989 Entered Mukuo Studio, Inc. (Artist)
1989-1993 Freelance Animation Director, Illustrator
1993- Yamamura Animation, Inc. (President)
2002-2004 Part-time Lecturer, Tokyo Zokei University (Part-time teacher)
2003- Acme Filmworks, U.S.A (Contract director)
2004- Visiting professor, Tokyo Zokei University (Guest professor)
2008- Professor, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts (Professor)
2013- 2016 Hijiyama University Junior College, Department of Fine Arts (Guest professor)

Achievement Awards & Honorary Orders
1980  24th Blue Bird Prize, Nagoya, Japan
2004  Kuwazawa Design School Award, Japan
2006  Distinguished Artist Award of 2006, Asian Animation Film Festival Columbia College Chicago, US
2008  ALBÍN BRUNOVSKÝ HONORARY MEDAL, Slovakia
2012  30th Kawakita Prize, Tokyo, Japan
2014  Prize of the Cultural Department of the City of Wiesbaden, Germany
2016  Special prize for the contribution of the art of animation, animanima International Animation Festival, Serbia
2017  Pulcinella Special Award - 21st Festival Cartoons on the Bay, Italy
2018  Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts, Japan
2019  Medal with Purple Ribbon, Japan

Academic Societies
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Vice-chairman of the Japan Animation Association (JAA)
Executive Board member at the Japanese branch of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA)

Animated Film Works: Selection
1987  Aquatic  5min.
1989  Japanese-English Pictionary 12min.
1990  Perspektivenbox researcher's search 4min.
1991  The Elevator 7min.
1992  A House 4 min.20sec.
         The Sandwiches 4min.20sec.
          Imagination 4 min.20sec.
1994-1995  Pacusi  1min. × 18 episode
1995  Kipling Jr. 14 min.
          Kid's Castle 5min.
1996  Bavel's Book 5 min.15sec.
1999  Your Choice! 10min.
1998  Mr. Rib Globe 99sec.
1999  VIBE-ID 2min.
          JUBILEE  5min.30sec.
2001  Legendary Crocodile, Jake and His Fellows (Dir. Isshin Inudo),  15sec. × 25 episode
2002  Mt. Head 10min.
2002  Pieces 5min.
2005  The Old Crocodile 13min.
          Fig 4min. 20sec.
2007  Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor 21min.
          A Child’s Metaphysics 5min.8sec. 
2011  Muybridge's Strings
12min. 39sec.
          Anthology with Cranes 1min. 55sec.
2011-2012  Prekiso Eigo; micro story 2min. × 12 episode
2013  The Hyuga episode of Kojiki 10 min.
          five fire fish 1min.
2014  Begone Bell Care 3min. 41sec.
2016  “Parade” de Satie 13min.12sec.
2017  Water Dream 10min.
2019  Dreams into Drawing 10 min.

Important Awards for short films: Selection More than 95 National and International prizes for short films
Mt. Head – 28 Awards
- Academy Nominations (1)
75th Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film – Beverly Hills, US, 2003
- Grand Prix (6)
39th Annecy International Animation Film Festival Crystal Award, France, 2003
16th International Animation Film Festival Animafest, Croatia, 2003
10th Hiroshima International Animation Festival – Hiroshima, Japan, 2004
15th Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2003
MediaWave, Hungary, 2003
Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation de Wissembourg, France, 2003
- Best Historic Selections (4)
World and Japanese Animation Best 150, 90th rank, Japan, 2003
100 Films for a Century of Animation,70th rank, France, 2007
100 selections in Japanese Media Art: Animation category, 8th rank, Japan (Agency for Cultural Affairs), 2006
50 Best Animated Films for 50 Years of ASIFA, 19th rank, Poland, 2010

Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor
– 14 Awards
- Grand Prix (8)
22nd Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2007
13th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2008
MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal, 2008
Internationales TrickFilm Festival STUTTGART, Germany, 2008
I Castelli Animati– Genzano, Italy, 2008
International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Golden Jabberwocky, Poland, 2008
KROK International Animation Festival, Russia, 2008
Mainichi Film Contest, Ofuji Noburo Award, Japan, 2007

Muybridge's Strings, 2011 – 11 Awards
- Best Short Film (1)
36th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Firebird Award, China, 2012
Excellent Prize (1)
15th Japan Media Arts Festival, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, 2011
- 2nd Prize (1)
53th International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Silver Mikeldi for Animation, Spain, 2011
- Jury Special Prize (2)
35th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, Jury Special Prize (Grande Prémio do Júri), Portugal, 2011
14th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Animated Dreams, Jury’s Special Mentioning II, Estonia, 2011
- Special Prize (1)
15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2012
- Specialized Awards (4)
18th International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima" The Great (Under) estimated Award, Poland, 2011
15th Toronto Reel Asian International film festival, NFB Best Canadian Film or Video Award, Canada, 2011
35th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, Prize RTP2: Onda Curta, Portugal, 2011
- Special Mention (1)
54th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Honorary Mention, Germany, 2011

"Parade" de Satie, 2016 – 13 Awards
- Grand Prix (1)
Golden Brick: 6th Animax Skopje Fest, Skopje, Macedonia, 2016
- Best Short Film (7)
Golden Pencil Award: 7th DRAWTASTIC's 2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival, US, 2017
Best of Festival - Animated Short: 6th Richmond International Film Festival, US, 2017
1st  Vienna Independent Film Festival VIFF 2016, Best Animated Film, Austria, 2016
12th BuSho The Budapest Short International Film Festival 2016, Best Animation, Hungary, 2016
Best Animated Film: 2nd Edition of the Less 15 minutes International MiniMovie Film Festival, US, 2017
1st NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL, Animation Winner, Israel, 2016
3rd Locomocion Experimental Animation Festival: Best of Professional chronicle category, Mexico, 2016
- 2nd Place (1)
Best Animated Short 2nd Place; 1st North Bay Art & Film Festival (NBAFF), US, 2016
- Special Jury Prize (1)
18th Animated Dreams, Estonia, 2016
- Special Prize (1)
16th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Special Prize, Japan, 2016
- Specialized Awards (1)
1st Non Stop Art Festival / BA2016(International Film and Art Festival), Best Editing Animation, Argentina, 2016
Special Mention ( 1 )
15th Countryside Animafest Cyprus, Nicosia, Jury Special Mention by Theodore Ushev, Cyprus, 2016 Awards for Advertising Films

Yona Yona Ale
– 1 Award
Special Prize: ACC Special prize for local CM – Tokyo, Japan, 1999

Greenpeace Man & Whale
– 3 Awards
2nd Prize: Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, Silver New Director (Short Film) – Pattaya, Thailand, 2009
EARTH VISION - Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival, EARTH VISION Prize for Children's Film, Japan, 2008
Special Jury Prize, 5th China International Animation & Digital Arts Festival, China, 2008

JR East Japan Railway Company Goup
– 1 Award
Silver prize: 57th Bussiness CM Awards, Japan, 2018

WildAid Hankograph
– 4 Awards
AD STARS 2019 Gold: Film Craft_Animation, Korea, 2019
AD STARS 2019 Silver: Film Craft_Sound design, Korea, 2019
AD STARS 2019 Bronze: Film Craft_Art direction_production design, Korea, 2019
AD STARS 2019 Silver: Non Branded Videos, Korea, 2019

Awards for Picture Books
Viva Vegetables (Oyaoya Oyasai)
MOE Children's Picture Book Store Award, 4th place, Japan, 2010 Chiisana Ôkina Ki (Tiny, Giant Tree)
65th Shogakukan Award for Children's Literature, Japan, 2016 Kujira-san noh Tahmenara Enyakohra
22rd Nippon Ehon Prize, Japan, 2017


Published Books: Selection
2003 Yamamura Animation Zukan [A visual guide to Yamamura Animation] (Engeki Book Sya)
2006 Iwanami Junior Shinsho "Animation no sekai he yôkoso" [Welcome to the world of Animation] (Iwanami Shoten)
2009 Yamamura monthly Report (Yamamura Animation)
2017 Sôsaku Animation Nyûmon [An Introduction to Creative Animation] (Rikuyô-sha) Academic Awards
23th Zagreb World Animation Festival, Best Animation School: Tokyo University of the Arts, Croatia 2010
25th Ottawa International Animation Festival, Best Animation School Showreel: Tokyo University of the Arts, Canada, 2010
29th Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014, Honorable Mention: Tokyo University of the Arts, Canada, 2014
Japan Society for Animation Studies, Academic Special Award for the Ten years of the Open lecture series "Introduction to Contemporary Animation", Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, 2019



Annex
1. Retrospective Screenings: Selection
2. Exhibitions: Selection
3. DVD Releases: Selection
4. Publications: Picture Book: Selection
5. Educational Activities: Selection
6. Social Activities (Jury works): Selection

1. Retrospective Screenings: Selection
1998 "Special retrospective program Koji Yamamura's Animation Works ", Seoul International Family Film Festival, Korea
1999 "Koji Yamamura's works", Malaysian Video Awards, KL
         "Nouvelles images du Japon : films d'animation et cinema digital", nouveau forum des halles, France
2000 "New Japanese Animation The Unique Universe of Yamamura ", SPROCKETS・Toronto International Children's Film Festival, REEL TO REEL - A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth, FLICKS International Film Festival for Children, Canada
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura works", Children Animated Films Festival- Girona, Spain
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura works" Oulu International Children's Film Festival, Finland
2001 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", NFB, Canada
         "New Japanese Animation "The Unique Universe of Yamamura " at Asian International Children's Film Festival, US
2002 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at Le Festival du Dessin Anime et du Film d’Animation, Belgium
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at 8e Festival d'un jour, France
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at Freeze Frame Film Festival, Canada
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at Japanime 2002, Australia
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Frecrikstad Animation Festival, Norway
          "Bat Boy, Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Tough-eye Turuk International Animation Festival, Finland
          "Retrospectiveof Koji Yamamura", Anima Mundi, Brazil
          "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Tai International Short Film Festival, Tailand
          "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Gwangju International Film Festival, Korea
          "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Raindance Film Festival, UK
          "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", cortimolafestival, Italy
          "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Nouvelles images du Japon 3: films d'animation et cinema digital, France
          Yamamura Animation Zenseiki, Japan
          Retrospective of Koji Yamamura, Nouvelles images du Japon 3: films d'animation et cinema digital, France
2004 "Koji Yamamura Animation World", National Film Theater, UK
          Nippon Conection, Germany
          Pusan Asina Short Film Festival, Korea
          Taiwan International Animaion Festival
          Koji Yamamura Animation World, National Film Theater, UK
          Deep forcus Koji Yamamura, SICAF2004, Korea
2005 "World of Yamamura Animation" Anime Explosion!", Kennedy center, US
2006 "Animated Genius: The Films of Koji Yamamura", Cinema K: Children's Film Festival Seattle, US
         "The World of Yamamura Animation", Harvard University, US
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Norwich International Animation Festival, UK
          "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland
          Animated Genius: The Films of Koji Yamamura, REDCAT, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, US
          Retrospective of Koji Yamamura Festival Image par image", France
2007 "The Unique Universe of Yamamura ", Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
         anilogue Budapest Animation Festival, Hungary
2007 animateka International Animation Film Festival, Slovenia
          KOJI YAMAMURA: THE UNIQUE UNIVERSE OF YAMAMURA, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
          Japan Cartoon Koji Yamamura in Moscow, Russia
2008 Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
          Animac, Spain
          Ankara Inaternational Film festival, Turkey
          Lisbon International Animation Festival MONSTRA, Museu do Oriente, Portgal
          THE SPIRIT OF ÉMILE COHL, 100 YEARS OF UNBRIDLED ANIMATION, Musée-Château, France
          Animac 2008, Spain
          "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" 15th KROK International Animation Festival, Russia
          Biennial of Animation Bratislava International Festival of Animated Films for Children 4 Retrospective progtram, Belgium
          "Animation Nation 2008" Yamamura Show Case, Singapore
2009 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Japanese October, Italy
          "anima" Animation Project 2009 -Flip. Flap, Animation- Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Japan
          16th Etiuda&Anima, Poland
          Yamamura Koji. For Children, Yamamura Koji. For Adult"Japanese Octobe", Italy
          Ault program and Children program at Festival International de Film d'Animation de Meknes, Morocco
           International College Peace Film Festival, Korea
2010 Koji Yamamura Une métaphysique des rêves Salle Norman-McLaren, Cinémathèque québécoise, Canada
          Sakai Komako&Koji Yamamura, Futatsu no Tobira at the Konika Minolta Plaza, Shinjuku, Japan
          NFB Cinema Koji Yamamura: MASTERY OF THE FORM14th Toronto reel asian International Film Festival, Canada
2011 Retrospevtive, Yamamura Kôji ou les œuvres du temps, Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, France
         Retrospevtive, Kavalan International Short Film Festival, Taiwan
         Varna World Festival of Animated Film Koji Yamamura Retrospective, Brlgaria
2019 59th Annecy International Animation Festival, France  


2. Exhibitions: Selection
1999 "Koji Yamamura Exhibition - Animation art works", Bokushin Gallery, Japan
2003 "Yamamura Animation Kodomo Zukan", National Children's Castle, Japan
          "Yamamura Animation Zukan", Nadiff, Omote Sando, Japan
          "AtamaYama Sakura Dai Mankai", SPACE EDGE, Daikanyama, Japan
          "Yamamura Animation Kodomo Zukan", Seto Novelty Children's Creative Center, Japan
          "Yamamura Animation Zukan", Nagoya University of Arts, Art space T.A.G. IZUTO, Japan
2004 "Fushigi world Koji Yamamura Animation Exhibition", Hachioji Yume Art Museum, Japan
2005 "Yamamura Animation Museum", Aichi Expo, Japan
         "Moving Images~Yamamura Animation Museum selection VOL.1", Yebiden Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan              
         "Animation that got dream", ComCom-fukushima, Japan
2006 "Visible Fantasy-Koji Yamamura animation+painting exhibition", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
2007 "Koji Yamamura risbe in slike / drawings and paintings" MGLC, Slovene
2008 Koji Yamamura Exhibition, Cinema São Jorge, Portugal
         "Animation Nation 2008" Yamamura Show Case, Singapore
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Biennial of Animation Bratislava International Festival of Animated Films for Children, Slovakia
         "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" 15th KROK International Animation Festival, Russia
2009 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Japanese October, Italy
          The new standard of animation "Yomu Animation" Publishing Event Screening, Japan
          "anima" Animation Project 2009 -Flip. Flap, Animation- Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Japan
          Tokyo Zokei University Open Campus "Screening and lecture, Yamamura Animation", Tokyo Zokei University, Japan
         Ault program and Children program at Festival International de Film d'Animation de Meknes, Morocco
         "Adult Animation, welcome to Koji Yamamura's world" Nagakute Cultural Center, Japan
         Kid's Movie Theater 2009 "Yamamura Animation Dai Zukan", 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art, Japan
2009 International College Peace Film Festival, Korea
         16th Etiuda & Anima, Poland
2010 "Koji Yamamura Une métaphysique des rêves" Salle Norman-McLaren, Cinémathèque québécoise, Canada
2011 Koji Yamamura Exhibition From "Mt. Head " to "Muybridge's Strings” Fascination of Yamamura Animation, Mikimoto Hall, Japan
2012 Muybridge's Strings: Yamamura Animation & NFB, SKIP CITY Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza, Japan
2013 Koji Yamamura ~his original drawings and films + world animations~Nagano, Japan, Azmino Art Line, Japan
         North Alpus Tenbo Museum (Ikeda Public Museum of Art), Japan

 


3. DVD Releases: Selection
2003 New Animation Animation "Koji Yamamura Film Works", Geneon Entertainment, Japan
         ANNECY 2003 AWARDS, CICA, France
2004 Les Maitres de L'animation Japanise KOJI YAMAMURA ses meilleurs courts-merages, AK Video, France
         Animation Now!, TASCHEN, US, UK etc.
         Best of anima, FOLIOSCOPE, Belgium
         75th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHORT FILMS, QUESTAR, US
2006 Toshiwo totta wani&Koji Yamamura Select Animations, Geneon Entertainment, Japan
         Atama Yama Koji Yamamura Animation Works, Geneon Entertainment, Japan
2007 Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt present the ANIMATION SHOW, the ANIMATION SHOW, US
         TOKYO LOOP, Daruerreo Press, Japan
2008 Ein Landzart, Shochiku, Japan
2009 The Animation Show of Shows Volume 18 "Mt. Head", AWN, US
2011 Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor&Other Fantastic Films A collection of short films by Koji Yamamura, THE KIMSTIM COLLECTION, US
         Animation Express 2, National Film Board of Canada, Canada
         La boîte à malice, les films du préau, France
2012 Muybridge's Strings Blu-ray, Kinokuniya-Shoten, Japan
2013 Muybridge's Strings, Koji Yamamura, National Film Board of Canada, Canada  


4. Publications: Picture Book: Selection
2001 “Sakana Kana ? (Is This a Fish ?)” (Text & Illustration: Koji Yamamura, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers)
2005 "Spring of Shikishiki village" (Text: Mitsuko Hasse, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers)
         "Summer of Shikishiki village" (Text: Mitsuko Hasse, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers)
         "Autumn of Shikishiki village" (Text: Mitsuko Hasse, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers)
         "Winter of Shikishiki village" (Text: Mitsuko Hasse, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers)
2006 "Fruits Friends' Fresh Talk" (Text: Chihiro Ishizu, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers)
2007 "AIUEO to aiueo ga AIUEO" (Text: Mitsuko Hasse, Shogakukan)
          "Franz Kafka's EIN LANDARZ" (Text & Illustration: Koji Yamamura, Putti-gra Publishing)
2010 "Viva Vegetables" (Text: Chihiro Ishizu, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers)
         "Athletes of Sweets" (Text: Chihiro Ishizu, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers)
2011 "Kuru Kuru Kuruyo Osushi ga Kuruyo" (Text: Ryo Kawakita, Bronze Publishing)
         "What's That Cloud? (Ano kumo Naani?)" (Text: Yoko Tomiyasu, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers)
         "Yudetamago Hime" (Text: Sumiko Kanda, Kyouikugageki)
2012 "Athletes of Sweets" (Text: Chihiro Ishizu, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers)
2013 "n" (Text: Hiroshi Nagata, Kodansha)
         "Rain Won't (Amenimo Makezu)" (Text: Kenji Miyazawa English Translation: Arthur Binard, Ima-Jin sha)
2014 "Nagaidesyo Rippadesyo" (Text: Satoshin,PHP Interface)
         "Usodaa!"(Really?) (Text: Satoshin,Bunkeido)
         "Boiled egg Princess and Meatballs Thieves" (Text: Sumiko Kanda, Kyouikugageki)
         "Nekotokonekone" (Text: Kirin hayashi, Constitution: Koji Yamamura, BL Publisher)
         "Bokuga Sukinakoto" (Text: Hirotaka Nakagawai, Happy Owl Sha)
2015  "Parade" (Text & Illustration: Koji Yamamura, Kodansha)
          "Kujira-san noh Tahmenara Enyakohra" (Text: Rintaro Uchida, Suzuki Publishing)
2016 "My Grandma is Kickboxer" (Text: Shoichi Nejime, Kumon Publisher)
2017 "Notes on Monstropedia" (Text & Illustration: Koji Yamamura, Kawade Shobo Shinsha Publishers)
        "Illustrated KOJIKI: The Stories of Japanese Gods and Goddesses" (Text: Yoko Tomiyasu, Kaishe-sha)
         "Saa, Nagemasuyo" (Text: Eiko Kadono, Bunkeido)
2018 "Bell ga Naru (Bells are Ring)" (Text & llustration: Koji Yamamura, Bunkeido)
         "What's That Cloud?" (Text: Yoko Tomiyasu, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers)
         "Mijinko de Gozaimasu." (Text: Madoka Sato, Froebel-kan)
         "Bokuga Ichiban ! Sugoidesyo!" (Text: Satoshin, PHP Interface)
         "Uma ha Kakeru (Horse is Running)" (Text: Rintaro Uchida, Bunkeido)
2019 "Ookamisan Ima Naji?" (Text: Hirotaka Nakagawai, Gakken)


5. Educational Activities: Selection
1997 Animation Workshop, Seoul International Family Film Festival, Korea
1998 Your Choice! Workshop National Children's Castle, Japan
2000 Lecture, Tama Art University department of Graphic Design, Japan
         Lecture, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Japan
         Lecture, Doshisha University, Japan
          Koji Yamamura animation expression base course, Summer School, ENBU art & planning Seminar, Japan
2001 Lecture, National Film Board of Canada, Canada
2002 Lecture, De Anza College, San Francisco, US
         Lecture, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan
         Lecture, National Film Board of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada
2004 Workshop and lecture, The Korean National University of Arts, Korea
         Keio University "Digital Art Awards 2004" Keynote address, Japan
2005 Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design Graduation production exhibition commemoration open lecture, Aichi Arts Center, Japan
2006 Lecture, Manggha Centre, Poland
         Open Lecture, Hiroshima City University, Japan
2007 Creators forum, Konan Women's University, Department of Creative Media Studies, Japan
         Multimedia lecture meeting, Kyoto Seika University, Japan
         Lecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008 Conférence-projection de YAMAMURA Kôji "Peintures animées et animations peintes" L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo, Japan
         "Zbig Rybczynski X Koji Yamamura" Presided by Hideichi Tamegaya Joshiji university Art and Design, Japan
         Lecture at 11th koto international Student Film & Video Festival, Japan
2009 Animations Open Study vol.0 -See the animation on 16mm film, Japan
         Lecture at Concordia University 3/16, Canada, Montreal
         Lecture at Rhode Islan#eaSchool of Design (RISD), US
         Lecture at Harvard University, US
         Lecture at "Adult Animation, welcome to Koji Yamamura's world" Nagakute Cultural Center, Japan
         Lecture at Kid's Movie Theater〈2009〉"Yamamura Animation Dai Zukan"  21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
         International Symposium "power of produce, Japan and Canada"  Oscar Peterson Theater, Canadian Embassy, Japan
         Keynote address "anima" Animation Project 2009 -Flip. Flap, Animation- Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Japan
         "Nemuri Hime" Talk with Kei Shichiri UPLINK X, Japan
         The new standard of animation "Yomu Animation" Publishing Event lecture, Japan
         Business for Tokyo university of the Arts and Adachi Ward - Film music Research and creation - "Music of Koji
         Yamamura", Tokyo university of the Arts, Japan
2010 Supervision, lecture and workshop at Exhibition" Karel Zeman" Kariya City Art Museum, Japan
2011 "Norshtein, between object and process" Ashikaga Museum of Art, Japan
         5 days lecuture in L'abbaye de Fontevraud, France 
         Ottawa International Animation Festival Master class, Arts Court – Theatre, Canada
2011 Special Lecture in Estnia Art University, Estonia
         Lecture for Muybridge's Strings in Korea National University of Arts, Japan
2012 Special Lecture in Kanazawa College of Art, Japan
         Japanese Independent animator, Koji Yamamura, Chung-Ang University, Korea
2013 Carrefour de l'Animation at Forum des images, France
2014 5 days workshop at Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), Switzerland
         International Design Workshop at Asia University, Taiwan


6. Social Activities (Jury works): Selection
1997 Chairman of judging committee of animated film section, Seoul International Family Film Festival, Korea
1998-2006 Member of the board of directors of the Japan Animation Association
2001 Jury, CG & Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, Laputa Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, SAFOin Canada
         Selection Committee, 9th Hirosima International Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, Puchon International Student Animated Film Festival, Korea
2003 A member of the board of directors of the Japanese branch of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA)
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival 2003, Japan
         Jury, Tough-eye Turuk International Animation festival, Estonia
         Jury, 7th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan
2004 Jury, Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart Trick for Kids, Germany
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Ranpo commemoration Rikkyo University and Ikebukuro owl literature prize, Japan
2005 Jury, AniFest International festival of Animated films, Czech
2005 Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest, Japan
2006 Regular member of the board of directors of the Japan Animation Association
         Established "Animations creators & critics", Japan
         Honorable president, World Festival of Animated Film, Croatia
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest, Japan
         Jury, 3rd Norwich International Animation Festival, UK
         Jury, 10th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan
2007 Jury, TBS DigiCon 6, Japan
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Art Promotion base formation business, Japan
         Jury, anilogue Budapest Animation Festival, Budapest
         Chairman of jury, animateka International Animation Film Festival, Slovenia
2008 Selection Committee, CJax Canada Japan Short Animation Exchange, Japan
         Jury, Lisbon International Animation Festival MONSTRA, Japan
2008 Jury, 15th KROK International Animation Festival, Rusia
         Chairman of Jury, 24th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland
         Jury, Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Art Promotion base formation business, Japan
         Jury, CREAM International Festival of Arts and Media Yokohama 2009, Japan
2009 Jury, International College Peace Film Festival, Korea
         Jury, Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Art Promotion base formation business, Japan
2010 "British Animation Awards" 2010 baa artist, UK
         Member of the 3rd Japan - Korea Cultural Conference, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan
2010 Bunka Koryushi (Cultural Exchanger), Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, Japan
2012 Temporary member of the Cultural Council, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, Japan
         President of Jury, 8th Varna World Animation Festival, Rumania
2014 Jury, 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, 2nd Shin-Kenbiten (The 66th Kenbiten in total) Annual Competition of Art in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
         Jury, 69th Mainichi Film Awared, Japan
         Jury, Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, Japan
         Jury, Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2015, Japan
         Jury, Tokyo Wonder Wall 2015, Japan
2015 Cyber Sousa Animation Competition, Mexico
         Jury, 10th Anim'est 2015, Rumania
         Jury, 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan
         Jury, 70th Mainichi Film Awared, Japan
2016 Main Jury, 10th ANIMANIMA International Animation Festival, Serbia
         Final Jury, 5th China Independent Animation Film Forum (CIAFF), China
2017 Cherman of Jury, 16th Countryside Animafest, Cyprus
2018 Animation Jury, XV International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools Kinoproba, Ekaterinburg, Russia
         91st Oscars Preliminary Voting and Final Voting to 2018 Academy Award Animated Short, US
2019 Glass Animation Festival, US
         Head of Jury, 59th Annecy International Animation Festival, France

Achievement awards & Honorary Orders – 11 Awards
24th Blue Bird Prize, Japan, 1980
Kuwazawa Design School Award – Tokyo, Japan, 2004
Distinguished Artist Award of 2006, Asian Animation Film Festival Columbia College Chicago, US, 2006
ALBÍN BRUNOVSKÝ HONORARY MEDAL, Slovakia, 2008
30th Kawakita Prize, Japan, 2012
Prize of the Cultural Department of the City of Wiesbaden, Germany, 2014
Special prize for the contribution of the art of animation, animanima International Animation Festival 2016, Serbia, 2016
Pulcinella Special Award - 21st Festival Cartoons on the Bay, Italy, 2017
Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts, Japan, 2018
Medal with Purple Ribbon, Japan, 2019
Kuwazawa Gakuen Award, Japan, 2020


Best Historic Selections – 11
Yamamura Koji: 2 place at 25 top short animated films directors over the last 25 years at Animac, the International Animation Showcase of Catalonia, 2021
Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor: Bunka films 7th rank : 81th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten, 2007
Mt. Head: World and Japanese Animation Best 150, 90th rank, Japan, 2003
Mt. Head: 100 Films for a Century of Animation, 70th rank, France, 2007
Mt. Head: 100 selections in Japanese Media Art: Animation category, 8th rank, Japan (Agency for Cultural Affairs), 2006
Mt. Head: 50 Best Animated Films for 50 Years of ASIFA, 19th rank, Poland, 2010
Mt. Head: 10th rank at Bunka Films : 77th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten, 2004

Films – 105 Awards
Aquatic, 1987 – 1 Award
Specialized Award ( 1 )
Hi-vision Award '92, Prize by the president of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, Japan, 1992

Japanese-English Pictionary, 1989 – 1 Award
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Image Forum Festival '90 in Tokyo, Japan, 1990

The Elevator, 1991 – 1 Award
Special Prize ( 1 )
4th International Animation Festival Hiroshima, The 1st Prize of Category C, Japan, 1992

Imagination, 1992 – 3 Awards
Best Director ( 1 )
Animation Film Chicago International Children's Film Festival, US, 1994
Specialized Award ( 1 )
Zlin Film Festival, The Prize of ANIFILM Praha for unconventional and inventive technigue of animated film, Czech, 1994
Best Animated Short Film ( 1 )
5th International Animation Festival Hiroshima, the Second Prize of Category C, Japan, 1994

Kipling Jr., 1995 – 1 Award
Jury Special Mention ( 1 )
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Honorable Mention Short Animation Film by Festival's Adult July, US, 1995

Bavel's Book, 1996 – 2 Awards
Jury Prize ( 1 )
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, US, 1997
Specialized Award ( 1 )
1st Seoul Animation Expo, Prize for Outstanding film Animation for T.V. Category, Korea, 1997

Your Choice!, 1999 – 5 Awards
Jury Prize ( 2 )
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, The first prize chosen by the adult juries, US, 1999
4th Seoul International Family Film Festival, Korea, 1999
Specialized Awards ( 3 )
Ottawa International Animation Festival, The Category Prize was awarded to Film for children, Canada, 2000
International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, Children's animation film SPECIAL PRIZE, Germany, 1999
1st Laputa Animation Festival, Encourage PRIZE, Japan, 2000

VIBE-ID, 1999 – 1 Award
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Holland Animation Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures-Mikhail Aldashin prize, Holland, 1999

JUBILEE, 1999 – 2 Awards
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Holland Animation Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures-Marc Glassman Prize, Holland, 1999
Specialized Award ( 1 )
4th Music Video Awards '99, BEST MALE VIDEO, Japan, 1999

Space Shower TV Station ID WE LOVE MUSIC, 2001– 1 Award
2nd Prize ( 2 )
PROMAX&BDA, Silver, US, 1999

Mt. Head, 2002 – 27 Awards
Academy Nominations ( 1 )
75th Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, US, 2003
Grand Prix ( 6 )
39th Annecy International Animation Film Festival Crystal Award, France, 2003
16th International Animation Film Festival Animafest, Croatia, 2003
10th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2004
15th Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2003
MadiaWaver, Hungary, 2003
Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation de Wissembourg, France, 2003
Best Short Film ( 3 )
Festival Internacional de Filmets de Badalona, Spain, 2003
2nd International festival of animated films AniFest, Czech, 2003
Kinofilm 8th Manchester International Short Film Festival, UK, 2004Excellent Prize ( 2 )
6th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2002
19th Interfilm short film festival Belrin, Germany, 2004
2nd Prize ( 4 )
Ars Electronica Festival, Austria, 2003
46th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, 2004
Festival Internazionale Cinema d'Animazione e Fumetto, Italy, 2004
45th Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2005
Special Jury Prize ( 3 )
1st CHIAVARI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL, Italy, 2005
International Animated Film Festival in Vilnius, Lietuvos Respublika, 2004
8th I CASTELLI ANIMATI, Italy, 2004
Jury Special Mention ( 1 )
Holland Animation Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures from each member of the jury (from Konstantin Bronzit), Holland, 2004
Audience Prize ( 1 )
9th CINEMA TOUT ECRAN Festival, Switzerland, 2004
Best Soundtrack ( 1 )
CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, France, 2004
Special Mention ( 1 )
12nd Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart, Germany, 2004
Best Selection for a Year ( 1 )
Cultural Films: 77th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten 2004, 10 Place, Japan, 2004
Best Historic Selection ( 4 )
1st CHIAVARI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL, Italy, 2005
World and Japanese Animation Best 150, 90 Place, Japan, 2003
100 FILMS FOR A CENTURY OF ANIMATION, 70 place , France, 2007
Animation category that specialists selected: 100 selections in Japanese Media Art (Agency for Cultural Affairs), 8 Place, Japan, 2006

The Old Crocodile, 2005 – 7 Awards
Grand Prix (2)
Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables, Grand Prix, Japan, 2005
3rd International Animated Film Festival in Vilnius Vilnius –Tindirindis, Lietuvos Respublika, 2005
Best Short Film ( 4 )
9th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2005
12th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2006
Specialized Award ( 2 )
29th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, The Best Film in Category B, Portugal, 2005
Festival BIMINI, Diploma for its sharp observations of life, Latvia, 2005
Best Script ( 1 )
Wissembourg Animated Film Festival (RICA), France, 2005

Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor, 2007 – 14 Awards
Grand Prix ( 8 )
22nd Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2007
13th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2008
MONSTORA Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal, 2008
Internationales TrickFilm Festival STUTTGART, Germany, 2008
I Castelli Animati, Italy, 2008
International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Golden Jabberwocky, Poland, 2008
KROK International Animation Festival, Russia, 2008
Mainichi Film Contest, Ofuji Noburo, Japan, 2007
Best Short Film ( 2 )
ANIMADRID, Spain, 2008
AniFest – Trebon, Czech, 2008
Exsellence Prize ( 1 )
11th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2008
2nd Prize ( 2 )
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Silver Dove, Germany, 2008
animanima International Animation Festival in Servia, Silver Peg Bar, Servia, 2008
Best Selection for a Year ( 1 )
81th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten, Bunka films 7 Place, Japan, 2008

A Child's Metaphysics, 2007 – 3 Awards
Best Short Film ( 1 )
12nd Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2008
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables, Japan, 2008
Specialized Awards ( 1 )
MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Prémio ONDA CURTA, Portugal, 2009

Muybridge's Strings, 2011 – 11 Awards
Best Short Film ( 1 )
36th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Firebird Award, China, 2012
Excellent Prize (1)
15th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2011
2nd Prize ( 1 )
53rd International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, SILVER MIKELDI FOR ANIMATION, Spain, 2011
Special Jury Prize ( 2 )
35th CINANIMA Interantional Animated Film Festival, Special Prize of the Jury (Grande Prémio do Júri), Portugal, 2011
14th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Animated Dreams, Jury’s Special Mentioning II, Estonia, 2011
Special Prize ( 1 )
15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2012
Specialized Awards ( 4 )
18th International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima", The Great (Under) estimated Award, Poland ,2011
15th Toronto Reel Asian International film festival, NFB Best Canadian Film or Video Award, Canada, 2011
35th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, Prize RTP2: Onda Curta, Portugal, 2011
Mention ( 1 )
54th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Honorary Mention, Germany, 2011

"Parade" de Satie, 2016 – 13 Awards
Grand Prix (1)
Golden Brick: 6th Animax Skopje Fest, Macedonia, 2016
Best Short Film ( 7 )
Golden Pencil Award: 7th DRAWTASTIC's 2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival, US, 2017
Best of Festival - Animated Short: 6th Richmond International Film Festival , Richmond, VA, US, 2017
1st Vienna Independent Film Festival VIFF 2016, Best Animated Film, Austria, 2016
12th BuSho The Budapest Short International Film Festival 2016, Best Animation, Hungary, 2016
Best Animated Film: 2nd Edition of the Less 15 minutes International MiniMovie Film Festival, US, 2017
1st NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL, Animation Winner, Israel, 2016
3rd Locomocion Experimental Animation Festival: Crónica - Proesional trigger (Best of Professional chronicle category), Mexico, 2016
2nd Place ( 1 )
Best Animated Short 2nd Place; 1st North Bay Art & Film Festival (NBAFF), US, 2016
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
18th Animated Dreams 2016, Estonia, 2016
Special Prize ( 1 )
16th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL HIROSHIMA 2016, Special Prize, Japan, 2016
Specialized Awards ( 1 )
1st NON STOP ART FESTIVAL/BA2016(International Film and Art Festival) , Best Editing Animation, Argentina, 2016
Special Mention ( 1 )
15th Countryside Animafest Cyprus, Nicosia, Jury Special Mention by Theodore Ushev, Cyprus, 2016

Notes on Monstropedia, 2016 – 2 Awards
Mention ( 2 )
Honourable Mention, 24th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2017
Distinction, 3rd ANIMATION MARATHON, Greece, 2017

Water Dream, 2017 – 1 Award
Grand Prize: 9th Festival Ciné Poème, France, 2020.03

Dream Into Drawing, 2019 – 10 Awards
2nd Prize ( 1 )
Silver award: 13th Xiamen International Animation Festival, China, 2020.11
Best Short Film ( 2 )
Best International Animated Short Film: 1st Animation Celebration Fest, US, Wisconsin, 2020.10
Best Animation: 15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market, Japan, Sapporo, 2020.10
Best Arts award( 1 )
Best Arts award: 13th Xiamen International Animation Festival, China, 2020.11
Best Animated Film in category ( 2 )
Best Animated Short Film (from 1 to 10 min): 11th International Animation Film Festival - Golden Kuker Sofia, Bulgaria, 2020.09
Best Animated Short in the “Animated Documentaries”, 3rd Palm Spring International Animation Festival & Expo, US, CA, 2020.12

Audience Award ( 2 )
Audience Award: 10th Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, UK, 2020.10
Online Fun Award: 15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Japan, 2020.11
Mention ( 2 )
Special Mention of the Jury: “for the artistic value of animation”: 18th Imaginaria – Int. animated film festival, Italy, Conversano, 2020.08
Honorable Mention: 3rd TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival, Georgia, 2020.12


Films – 104 Awards
Aquatic, 1987 – 1 Award
Specialized Award ( 1 )
Hi-vision Award '92, Prize by the president of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, Japan, 1992

Japanese-English Pictionary, 1989 – 1 Award
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Image Forum Festival '90 in Tokyo, Japan, 1990

The Elevator, 1991 – 1 Award
Special Prize ( 1 )
4th International Animation Festival Hiroshima, The 1st Prize of Category C, Japan, 1992

Imagination, 1992 – 3 Awards
Best Director ( 1 )
Animation Film Chicago International Children's Film Festival, US, 1994
Specialized Award ( 1 )
Zlin Film Festival, The Prize of ANIFILM Praha for unconventional and inventive technigue of animated film, Czech, 1994
Best Animated Short Film ( 1 )
5th International Animation Festival Hiroshima, the Second Prize of Category C, Japan, 1994

Kipling Jr., 1995 – 1 Award
Jury Special Mention ( 1 )
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Honorable Mention Short Animation Film by Festival's Adult July, US, 1995

Bavel's Book, 1996 – 2 Awards
Jury Prize ( 1 )
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, US, 1997
Specialized Award ( 1 )
1st Seoul Animation Expo, Prize for Outstanding film Animation for T.V. Category, Korea, 1997

Your Choice!, 1999 – 5 Awards
Jury Prize ( 2 )
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, The first prize chosen by the adult juries, US, 1999
4th Seoul International Family Film Festival, Korea, 1999
Specialized Awards ( 3 )
Ottawa International Animation Festival, The Category Prize was awarded to Film for children, Canada, 2000
International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, Children's animation film SPECIAL PRIZE, Germany, 1999
1st Laputa Animation Festival, Encourage PRIZE, Japan, 2000

VIBE-ID, 1999 – 1 Award
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Holland Animation Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures-Mikhail Aldashin prize, Holland, 1999

JUBILEE, 1999 – 2 Awards
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Holland Animation Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures-Marc Glassman Prize, Holland, 1999
Specialized Award ( 1 )
4th Music Video Awards '99, BEST MALE VIDEO, Japan, 1999

Space Shower TV Station ID WE LOVE MUSIC, 2001– 1 Award
2nd Prize ( 2 )
PROMAX&BDA, Silver, US, 1999

Mt. Head, 2002 – 27 Awards
Academy Nominations ( 1 )
75th Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, US, 2003
Grand Prix ( 6 )
39th Annecy International Animation Film Festival Crystal Award, France, 2003
16th International Animation Film Festival Animafest, Croatia, 2003
10th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2004
15th Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2003
MadiaWaver, Hungary, 2003
Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation de Wissembourg, France, 2003
Best Short Film ( 3 )
Festival Internacional de Filmets de Badalona, Spain, 2003
2nd International festival of animated films AniFest, Czech, 2003
Kinofilm 8th Manchester International Short Film Festival, UK, 2004Excellent Prize ( 2 )
6th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2002
19th Interfilm short film festival Belrin, Germany, 2004
2nd Prize ( 4 )
Ars Electronica Festival, Austria, 2003
46th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, 2004
Festival Internazionale Cinema d'Animazione e Fumetto, Italy, 2004
45th Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2005
Special Jury Prize ( 3 )
1st CHIAVARI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL, Italy, 2005
International Animated Film Festival in Vilnius, Lietuvos Respublika, 2004
8th I CASTELLI ANIMATI, Italy, 2004
Jury Special Mention ( 1 )
Holland Animation Film Festival, Guilty Pleasures from each member of the jury (from Konstantin Bronzit), Holland, 2004
Audience Prize ( 1 )
9th CINEMA TOUT ECRAN Festival, Switzerland, 2004
Best Soundtrack ( 1 )
CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, France, 2004
Special Mention ( 1 )
12nd Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart, Germany, 2004
Best Selection for a Year ( 1 )
Cultural Films: 77th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten 2004, 10 Place, Japan, 2004
Best Historic Selection ( 4 )
1st CHIAVARI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL, Italy, 2005
World and Japanese Animation Best 150, 90 Place, Japan, 2003
100 FILMS FOR A CENTURY OF ANIMATION, 70 place , France, 2007
Animation category that specialists selected: 100 selections in Japanese Media Art (Agency for Cultural Affairs), 8 Place, Japan, 2006

The Old Crocodile, 2005 – 7 Awards
Grand Prix (2)
Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables, Grand Prix, Japan, 2005
3rd International Animated Film Festival in Vilnius Vilnius –Tindirindis, Lietuvos Respublika, 2005
Best Short Film ( 4 )
9th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2005
12th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2006
Specialized Award ( 2 )
29th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, The Best Film in Category B, Portugal, 2005
Festival BIMINI, Diploma for its sharp observations of life, Latvia, 2005
Best Script ( 1 )
Wissembourg Animated Film Festival (RICA), France, 2005

Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor, 2007 – 14 Awards
Grand Prix ( 8 )
22nd Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2007
13th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2008
MONSTORA Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal, 2008
Internationales TrickFilm Festival STUTTGART, Germany, 2008
I Castelli Animati, Italy, 2008
International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Golden Jabberwocky, Poland, 2008
KROK International Animation Festival, Russia, 2008
Mainichi Film Contest, Ofuji Noburo, Japan, 2007
Best Short Film ( 2 )
ANIMADRID, Spain, 2008
AniFest – Trebon, Czech, 2008
Exsellence Prize ( 1 )
11th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2008
2nd Prize ( 2 )
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Silver Dove, Germany, 2008
animanima International Animation Festival in Servia, Silver Peg Bar, Servia, 2008
Best Selection for a Year ( 1 )
81th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten, Bunka films 7 Place, Japan, 2008

A Child's Metaphysics, 2007 – 3 Awards
Best Short Film ( 1 )
12nd Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2008
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables, Japan, 2008
Specialized Awards ( 1 )
MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Prémio ONDA CURTA, Portugal, 2009

Muybridge's Strings, 2011 – 11 Awards
Best Short Film ( 1 )
36th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Firebird Award, China, 2012
Excellent Prize (1)
15th Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, 2011
2nd Prize ( 1 )
53rd International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, SILVER MIKELDI FOR ANIMATION, Spain, 2011
Special Jury Prize ( 2 )
35th CINANIMA Interantional Animated Film Festival, Special Prize of the Jury (Grande Prémio do Júri), Portugal, 2011
14th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Animated Dreams, Jury’s Special Mentioning II, Estonia, 2011
Special Prize ( 1 )
15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2012
Specialized Awards ( 4 )
18th International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima", The Great (Under) estimated Award, Poland ,2011
15th Toronto Reel Asian International film festival, NFB Best Canadian Film or Video Award, Canada, 2011
35th CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival, Prize RTP2: Onda Curta, Portugal, 2011
Mention ( 1 )
54th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Honorary Mention, Germany, 2011

"Parade" de Satie, 2016 – 13 Awards
Grand Prix (1)
Golden Brick: 6th Animax Skopje Fest, Macedonia, 2016
Best Short Film ( 7 )
Golden Pencil Award: 7th DRAWTASTIC's 2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival, US, 2017
Best of Festival - Animated Short: 6th Richmond International Film Festival , Richmond, VA, US, 2017
1st Vienna Independent Film Festival VIFF 2016, Best Animated Film, Austria, 2016
12th BuSho The Budapest Short International Film Festival 2016, Best Animation, Hungary, 2016
Best Animated Film: 2nd Edition of the Less 15 minutes International MiniMovie Film Festival, US, 2017
1st NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL, Animation Winner, Israel, 2016
3rd Locomocion Experimental Animation Festival: Crónica - Proesional trigger (Best of Professional chronicle category), Mexico, 2016
2nd Place ( 1 )
Best Animated Short 2nd Place; 1st North Bay Art & Film Festival (NBAFF), US, 2016
Special Jury Prize ( 1 )
18th Animated Dreams 2016, Estonia, 2016
Special Prize ( 1 )
16th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL HIROSHIMA 2016, Special Prize, Japan, 2016
Specialized Awards ( 1 )
1st NON STOP ART FESTIVAL/BA2016(International Film and Art Festival) , Best Editing Animation, Argentina, 2016
Special Mention ( 1 )
15th Countryside Animafest Cyprus, Nicosia, Jury Special Mention by Theodore Ushev, Cyprus, 2016

Notes on Monstropedia, 2016 – 2 Awards
Mention ( 2 )
Honourable Mention, 24th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2017
Distinction, 3rd ANIMATION MARATHON, Greece, 2017

Water Dream, 2017 – 1 Award
Grand Prize: 9th Festival Ciné Poème, France, 2020.03

Dream Into Drawing, 2019 – 9 Awards
2nd Prize ( 1 )
Silver award: 13th Xiamen International Animation Festival, China, 2020.11
Best Short Film ( 4 )
Best International Animated Short Film: 1st Animation Celebration Fest, US, Wisconsin, 2020.10
Best Animation: 15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market, Japan, Sapporo, 2020.10
Best Animated Short Film (from 1 to 10 min): 11th International Animation Film Festival - Golden Kuker Sofia, Bulgaria, 2020.09
Best Arts award
Best Arts award: 13th Xiamen International Animation Festival, China, 2020.11
Audience Award ( 2 )
Audience Award: 10th Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, UK, 2020.10
Online Fun Award: 15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Japan, 2020.11
Mention ( 2 )
Special Mention of the Jury: “for the artistic value of animation”: 18th Imaginaria – Int. animated film festival, Italy, Conversano, 2020.08
Honorable Mention: 3rd TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival, Georgia, 2020.12

Awards for Advertising Films - 19 Awards
Yona Yona Ale
, 1997 – 1 Award
Special Prize: ACC Special prize for local CM Japan, 1999

Takarajima-sha “Kuromaru”, 1999 – 1 Award
2nd Prize ( 1 )
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, Silver, 1999

Greenpeace Man & Whale, 2007 – 3 Awards
2nd Prize: Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, Silver New Director (Short Film), Thailand, 2009
Specialized Awards: EARTH VISION - The Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival, EARTH VISION Prize for Children's Film – Tokyo, Japan, 2008
Special Jury Prize, 5th China International Animation & Digital Arts Festival, China, 2008

JR East Japan Railway Company Goup, 2017 – 1 Award
Silver prize: 57th Bussiness CM Awards, Japan, 2018

WildAid Hankograph, 2019– 13 Awards
Gold / Design / Craft / Animation: One Show 2020
Bronze / Digital Craft / Visual & Audio Craft Animation: One Show 2020
Merit / Online Film& Video / Long Form: One Show 2020
Merit / Online Film& Video / Sound Design: One Show 2020
Yellow Pencil: D&AD Awards 2020
Gold・Film Craft_Animation, Silver・Film Craft_Sound design, Bronze・Film Craft_Art direction_production design, Silver・Non Branded Videos: AD STARS 2019, Korea, 2019.08
Sliver Spikes: Spikes Asia 2019

Film Craft / Animation / Gold, Artistry & Craft in Advertising / Silver: Now York Festival 2020, US


Awards for Books - 3 Awards
Viva Vegetables(Oyaoya Oyasai),
2010 – 1 Award
MOE Children's Picture Book Store Award, 4th place, Japan, 2010

Chiisana Okina Ki (Tiny, Giant Tree), 2015 – 1 Award
65th Shogakukan Award for Children's Literature, Japan, 2016

Kujira-san noh Tahmenara Enyakohra, 2015 – 1 Award
22nd Nippon Ehon Prize, Japan, 2017


Academic Awards – 4 Awards
23th Zagreb World Animation Festival, Best Animation School: Tokyo University of the Arts, Croatia, 2010
To an educational institution for the best choice of films submitted The Tokyo school was a real surprise, in my view we are looking at a future animation celebrity. Koji Yamamura’s influence is obvious, however, I believe they successfully managed to find an expression of their own. The Student Competition selection committee thus decided to grant the Award to an educational institution for the best choice of films submitted for pre-selection to the Tokyo University of Arts.
25th Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010, The Best Animation School Showreel: Tokyo University of the Arts, Canada, 2010
29th Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014, Honorable Mention: Tokyo University of the Arts, Canada, 2007
Japan Society for Animation Studies, Academic Special Award for 10 years of series Open lecture "Introduction to Contemporary Animation", Japan, 2019

Selected List of Retrospective Screenings
1987 "Koji Yamamura's Animation Film Show", National Children's Castle (Japan)
1998 "Special retrospective program" Koji Yamamura's Animation Works ", Seoul International Family Film Festiva, (Korea)
1999 "Your Choice !" Release Event: "Your Choice!", Tokyo Photo Museum (Japan)
1999 "Koji Yamamura's works", Malaysian Video Awards, KL( Malaysian)
1999 "Koji Yamamura Exhibition - Animation art works", Sony Building, Tokyo (Japan)
1999 "Nouvelles images du Japon : films d'animation et cinema digital", nouveau forum des halles, Paris (France)
2000 "NEW JAPANESE ANIMATION THE UNIQUE UNIVERSE OF YAMAMURA", SPROCKETS・Toronto International Children's Film Festival, REEL TO REEL - A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth, FLICKS International Film Festival for Children (Canada)
2000 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura works", Children Animated Films Festival- Girona, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Palafrugell and Barcelona(Spein)
2000 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura works" Oulu International Children's Film Festival (Finland)
2001 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura"SAFO(Canada)
2001 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", NFB (Canada)
2001 "NEW JAPANESE ANIMATION "THE UNIQUE UNIVERSE OF YAMAMURA" at Asian International Children's Film Festiva, (USA)
2002 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at LE FESTIVAL DU DESSIN ANIME ET DU FILM D'ANIMATION (Blgium)
2002 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at 8e Festival d'un jour (France)
2002 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at Freeze Frame Film Festival (Canada)
2002 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" at Japanime 2002 (Australia)
2003 "Yamamura Animation Zenseiki", Uplink(Japan)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Frecrikstad Animation Festival (Norway)
2003 "Bat Boy, Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Tough-eye Turuk International Animation Festival (Finland)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo(Brazil)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Tai International Short Film Festival (Tai)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Gwangju International Film Festival (Korea)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Raindance Film Festival (UK)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", cortimolafestival (Italy)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", Nouvelles images du Japon 3: films d'animation et cinema digital (France)
2003 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura", NIPPON KOMA FESTIVAL (german)
2004 "Koji Yamamura Animation World", National Film Theater, London (UK)
2005 "World of Yamamura Animation" Anime Explosion!", Kennedy center(USA)
2006 "Animated Genius: The Films of Koji Yamamura", Cinema K: Children's Film Festival Seattle (USA)
2006 "Animated Genius: The Films of Koji Yamamura", REDCAT, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (USA)
2006 The World of Yamamura Animation", Harvard University(USA)
2006 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Festival Image par image"
2006 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Norwich International Animation Festival (UK)
2006 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima (Poland)
2007 "KOJI YAMAMURA: THE UNIQUE UNIVERSE OF YAMAMURA", Melbourne International Film Festival(Australia)
2007 anilogue Budapest Animation Festival (Hungary)
2007 animateka International Animation Film Festival (Slovenia)
2008 Göteborg International Film Festival (Sweden)
2008 Animac (Spain)
2008 Ankara Inaternational Film festival (Turkey)
2008 Lisbon International Animation Festival MONSTRA, Museu do Oriente (Pórtugal)
2009 Festival International de Film d'Animation de Meknes,Morocco (Russia)
2009 "Yamamura Koji. For Children" and "Yamamura Koji. For Adult"Japanese October (Italy)
2009 International College Peace Film Festival (Korea)
2010 NFB CINEMA KOJI YAMAMURA: MASTERY OF THE FORM14th Toronto reel asian International Film Festival (Canada)
2010 Goelali Children's Film Festival, "Short Films by Koji Yamamura" (Indonesia)
2010 Rétrospective Koji Yamamura, 9th Montreal Animation Samit (Canada)
2011 La boîte à malice by les films du preau (France)
2011 Yamamura Kôji ou les œuvres du temps, 39th Festival International du Film de La Rochelle (France)
2012 Nipon no Uta Film Festival, K's cinema (Japan)
2012 London International Animation Festival Koji Yamamura Retrospective (UK)

Carrefour de l'Animation
2013 Carrefour de l'Animation, Forum des images KÔJI YAMAMURA retrospective screenings (France)
2013 Big Cartoon Festival KÔJI YAMAMURA retrospective screening (Russia)
2013 Melbourne International Animation Festival, SPECIAL GUEST - KOJI YAMAMURA (Australia)
2014 Tokyo Anime Award Festival KÔJI YAMAMURA retrospective screeni n(Japan)
2014 NipponConnection Koji Yamamura Special (German)
2014 16. Internationales Trickfilm-Wochenende Wiesbaden (German)
2014 ANIMATOU International Animation Festiova - Genev SPÉCIAL JAPON – RÉTRO. KOJI YAMAMURA JEUNE PUBL (Swiss)
2014 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival KÔJI YAMAMURA retrospective screening (Japan)
2015 12th Kecskemét Animation Film Festiva FÜGGETLEN JAPÁN ANIME – Yamamura Kôji retrospektív (Hungary)

Selected List of Solo Exhibition Shows
1999 "Koji Yamamura Exhibition - Animation art works", Bokushin Gallery
2003 "Yamamura Animation Kodomo Zukan", National Children's Castle
2003 "Art library", National Children's Castle
2003 "Yamamura Animation Zukan", Nadiff, Omote Sando, Japan
2003 "AtamaYama Sakura Dai Mankai", SPACE EDGE, Daikanyama, Japan
2003 "Yamamura Animation Kodomo Zukan", Seto Novelty Children's Creative Center, Japan
2003 "Yamamura Animation Zukan", Nagoya University of Arts, Art space T.A.G. IZUTO, Japan
八王子
2004 Fushigi world Koji Yamamura Animation Exhibition Hachioji Yume Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2004, 16th July - 5th September
愛知万博
2005 Yamamura Animation Museum, Expo Aichi, Aichi, Japan, 2005, 25th March - 25th September
2005 "Moving Images~Yamamura Animation Museum selection VOL.1", Yebiden Gallery, Hiroshima
2005 "Animation that got dream", ComCom-fukushima
広島
2006 Visible Fantasy-Koji Yamamura animation+painting exhibition Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006, 15th July - 18th September, ,Hiroshima, Japan
animateka
2007 Koji Yamamura drawings and paintings, International Cenetr of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenija, 2007, December
2008 Koji Yamamura Exhibition, Cinema São Jorge, Portugal
2008 "Animation Nation 2008" Yamamura Show Case, 11/2, Singapore
2008 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Biennial of Animation Bratislava International Festival of Animated Films for Children 10/14-18, Slovakia
2008 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" 15th KROK International Animation Festival (Russia)
2009 "Retrospective of Koji Yamamura" Japanese October (Italy)
2009 The new standard of animation "Yomu Animation" Publishing Event Screening
2009 "anima" Animation Project 2009 -Flip. Flap, Animation- Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences
2009 Tokyo Zokei University Open Campus "Screening and lecture, Yamamura Animation", Tokyo Zokei University
2009 Ault program and Children program at Festival International de Film d'Animation de Meknes Morocco, 5/7-15
2009 "Adult Animation, welcome to Koji Yamamura's world" 8/8 Nagakute Cultural Center
2009 Kid's Movie Theater〈2009〉"Yamamura Animation Dai Zukan" 9/23, 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2009 International College Peace Film Festival, Korea
2009 16th Etiuda & Anima, Poland
cQ
2010 Koji Yamamura Une métaphysique des rêves, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Salle Norman-McLaren, Montreal, Canada, 2010, 2nd December - 6th Feburuary
ミキモトホール
2011 Koji Yamamura Exhibition From "Mt. Head " to "Muybridge's Strings”Fascination of Yamamaura Animation ,Mikimoto Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 2011, 13th Ocrober - 1st November
2012 Muybridge's Strings: Yamamura Animation & NFB, SKIP CITY Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza
北アルプス
2013 Koji Yamamura ~ his original drawings and films + world animations ~ , Azmino Art Line North Alps Tenbo Museum, Nagano, Japan, 2013, 13rd July - 25th August


Selected List of Exhibitions
1994 Original Drawing Exhibition of "A House" at Landesbildstelle Berlin, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin-Kinderfilmfest
1996 "4 persons plus One - Clay Animation Exhibition", ComicBox Gallery, Tokyo
1999 "Japanese Puppet Animation", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
1999 "Odoroki-ban 100 renpatsu!", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
tezuka
2000 The world of animation loved by Osamu Tezuka -Unfinished masterpiece "Legend of the Forest"-Takarazuka City Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall, 2000, 1st January - 25th April, Hyogo, Japan
2000 "Animation Land", Saga Pref. Space and Science Museum
2002 "Japan Society for Animation Studies' General meeting special exhibition", Tokyo Zokei University Yokoyama Memorial Manzu Art Museum
2003 "A Universe on Storyboards: Birth of Image" at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2003 "Into Animation3", Seshion Suginami Higashi-Koenji
2003 Original drawing exhibition, SICAF
2003 "Global Media 2003", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2005 "Animation & Manga wonderland", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
2006 "Japan Media Arts Festival", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
2008 "Mouvement", entre peinture et animation: Exposition d'Olivia MAUREY BARISSON et YAMAMURA Kôji, L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo
2008 Japan Media Arts Festival, The national Arts Center, Tokyo
2008 "To the very (last) drawing" 40 years of International exhibition of drawing, MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART in Rijeka, Croatia
2008 "FRAGMENTS & FLOWS" Biennial of Animation Bratislava International Festival of Ani Futatsu no tobiramated Films for Children 10/14-18, Slovakia
2010 Futatsu no Tobira -Koji Yamamura & Komako Sakai, Konica Minolta Plaza
2011 Futatsu no Tobira -Koji Yamamura & Komako Sakai, Hirata Honjin Kinenkan
2019 3rd International Animation Exhibition (IAE), China, Beijing


Collections
National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo: "Mt. Head" (2002) 35 mm film prints, "The Old Crocodile" (2005)35 mm film prints
Private collector(Japan) : "Your Choice!" (1999) original drawings
Private collection (Holland): "Your Choice!" (1999) original drawings
Hiroshima City Museume of Contemporary Art: Original drawings of "Mt. Head " , Original object of "Karo and Piyobpt" (1993) , "Kipling Jr." (1995) and so on.
Musée-château: Original drawing of "Mt. Head" (2002), "EMILE COHL's Alphabet" 82008)
Cinémathèque québécoise: "Ryan Larkin" (2009) original drawing
Jury works
1997 Chairman of judging committee of animated film section, Seoul International Family Film Festival, Korea
1998-2006 Member of the board of directors of the Japan Animation Association
2001 Jury, CG & Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, Laputa Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, SAFOin Canada
         Selection Committee, 9th Hirosima International Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, Puchon International Student Animated Film Festival, Korea
2003 A member of the board of directors of the Japanese branch of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA)
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival 2003, Japan
         Jury, Tough-eye Turuk International Animation festival, Estonia
         Jury, 7th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan
2004 Jury, Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart Trick for Kids, Germany
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Ranpo commemoration Rikkyo University and Ikebukuro owl literature prize, Japan
2005 Jury, AniFest International festival of Animated films, Czech
2005 Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest, Japan
2006 Regular member of the board of directors of the Japan Animation Association
         Established "Animations creators & critics", Japan
         Honorable president, World Festival of Animated Film, Croatia
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest, Japan
         Jury, 3rd Norwich International Animation Festival, UK
         Jury, 10th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan
2007 Jury, TBS DigiCon 6, Japan
         Jury, United Cinemas CG Animation Film Festival, Japan
         Jury, Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Art Promotion base formation business, Japan
         Jury, anilogue Budapest Animation Festival, Budapest
         Chairman of jury, animateka International Animation Film Festival, Slovenia
2008 Selection Committee, CJax Canada Japan Short Animation Exchange, Japan
         Jury, Lisbon International Animation Festival MONSTRA, Japan
2008 Jury, 15th KROK International Animation Festival, Rusia
         Chairman of Jury, 24th International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima, Poland
         Jury, Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Art Promotion base formation business, Japan
         Jury, CREAM International Festival of Arts and Media Yokohama 2009, Japan
2009 Jury, International College Peace Film Festival, Korea
         Jury, Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Art Promotion base formation business, Japan
2010 "British Animation Awards" 2010 baa artist, UK
         Member of the 3rd Japan - Korea Cultural Conference, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan
2010 Bunka Koryushi (Cultural Exchanger), Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, Japan
2012 Temporary member of the Cultural Council, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, Japan
         President of Jury, 8th Varna World Animation Festival, Rumania
2014 Jury, 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan
         Jury, 2nd Shin-Kenbiten (The 66th Kenbiten in total) Annual Competition of Art in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
         Jury, 69th Mainichi Film Awared, Japan
         Jury, Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, Japan
         Jury, Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2015, Japan
         Jury, Tokyo Wonder Wall 2015, Japan
2015 Cyber Sousa Animation Competition, Mexico
         Jury, 10th Anim'est 2015, Rumania
         Jury, 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan
         Jury, 70th Mainichi Film Awared, Japan
2016 Main Jury, 10th ANIMANIMA International Animation Festival, Serbia
         Final Jury, 5th China Independent Animation Film Forum (CIAFF), China
2017 Cherman of Jury, 16th Countryside Animafest, Cyprus
2018 Animation Jury, XV International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools Kinoproba, Ekaterinburg, Russia
         91st Oscars Preliminary Voting and Final Voting to 2018 Academy Award Animated Short, US
2019 Glass Animation Festival, US
         Head of Jury, 59th Annecy International Animation Festival, France