The theater animation movie “Gyoko no Nikuko-chan,” planned and produced by Sanma Akashiya in love with Naoki Award writer Nishi Kanako, was held on the 23rd Bucheon Animation International Film Festival from October 22nd to 26th. He received a special prize (“Special Prize by Korean Society of Cartoon & Animation Studies”) for the most popular films at the festival. This film has been screened at 11 overseas film festivals and will be the third award, including in Bucheon.
“Fortune Favors Lady” is directed by Ayumu Watanabe of “Doraemon Nobita’s Dinosaur 2006” and “Children of the Sea” and is produced by STUDIO4 ℃, which has many fans all over the world with overwhelming quality and world view. Also, there is a reason to live on a boat in a fishing port—a moving, heartful comedy spun by mother and daughter Meiko and Kikuko.
The Bucheon Animation International Film Festival was established in 1999 and is one of the largest animation festivals in Asia. Held in Bucheon, a city in northwestern Korea, this is the 23rd time this year. It is an animation film festival with the best competition in Asia that discovers artistically excellent animation and delivers its deep charm to the world. Director Ayumu Watanabe’s “Children of the Sea” won the Grand Prix in the 22nd feature film section last year. This year, director Ayumu Watanabe is the chief judge of the feature film section.
“Fishing Port Meat Child” won the “Special Prize by Korean Society of Cartoon & Animation Studies” as the most popular film at the festival. In response to the news of the award, the local director Ayumu Watanabe said, “Is it excellent to be invited as a judge and receive the award? I strongly feel the weight in the field. In this town where the animations of the world intersect …! Kamsahamnida! Puchon! The hometown of this movie has increased by one! “