It has been decided that the theatre animation “Inu-Oh” (released on May 28), directed by Masaaki Yuasa, will be invited and screened as an official selection of the world’s largest animation festival “Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2022”. It was also announced that Director Yuasa, who has won the highest award at the festival, the Crystal Award and the TV Series Jury Award, will be appointed as the Godfather (Mifa Campus Patron) on the MIFA campus.
The Anussie International Animation Film Festival, a representative of the animation world, holds a particular master class for young animators and students every year. Directed by Guillermo del Toro in “Water” and “Nightmare Ally”, directed by Richard Williams, also known as “Christmas Carroll” short film and “Roger Rabbit”, in “The Secret of Brendan and Kells” and “To Survive” 2 For the first time as a Japanese film director, he will play a significant role in the appointment of world-renowned directors such as Nora Twomey. She was nominated for the American Academy Award for Feature Film.
“The bond between Annecy International Animation Film Festival and one of Annecy’s most award-winning directors is powerful,” said Marcel Jean, artistic director. We are honored to be able to screen Yuasa’s long-awaited new film, Inuou. Dive into the extravagant world of Masaaki Yuasa, a master of movement and an innovator of visual storytelling. “
Director Yuasa also said, “Annecy International Animation Film Festival is an important film festival for me. I am looking forward to participating in Annecy again this year and watching the latest film” Inu-Oh “with you. Also, thank you for inviting me as a Godfather to the MIFA campus. I’m not very good at talking to young animators, but I’d love to talk to you if anyone wants to hear. On the contrary, I would like to listen to your story. I am pleased to have such an opportunity. “
Following the world premiere at the Venetian International Film Festival last September, the North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the French premiere at the Anglaim International Cartoon Festival, in addition to the Anussie International Animation Film Festival, the Udine Far East Film Festival (Italy) )’S Best of Best category, US premiere at Seattle International Film Festival, and Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival Competition category.
At the “Kyoto International Manga Museum” in Kyoto, which is the stage of the work, Taiyo Matsumoto will exhibit the original character draft on the 21st of this month. This is a valuable opportunity for the first ban material to be unveiled (until June 27).