Dec 1, 2014

18th Japan Media Arts Festival Award List Announced

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The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival award list has been announced in JMAF’s official website. Below is the list of recipients in all categories – Art Division, Entertainment Division, Animation Division, Manga Division, and also included recipients of the Special Achievement Award. Check them out.

Art Division

Excellence Award
– This may not be a movie by GOSHIMA Kazuhiro (Japan)
– Sensing streams – invisible, inaudible by SAKAMOTO Ryuichi / MANABE Daito (Japan)
– Drone Survival Guide by Ruben PATER (Netherlands)
– Nyloïd by Cod.Act (Michel DÉCOSTERD / André DÉCOSTERD) (Switzerland)
– “patrinia yellow” for Clarinet and Computer by FUKUSHIMA Satoshi (Japan)

New Face Award
– A Tale of Tehrangeles by Anahita RAZMI (Germany)
– Symbiotic Machine by Ivan HENRIQUES (Brazil)
– Temps mort / Idle times – dinner scene by Alex VERHAEST (Belgium)

Entertainment Division

Grand Prize
– Ingress by Google’s Niantic Labs (John HANKE, Founder) (United States)

Excellence Award
– Noramoji Project by SHIMOHAMA Rintaro / NISHIMURA Naoki / WAKAOKA Shinya (Japan)
– handiii by KONDO Genta / YAMAURA Hiroshi / KONISHI Tetsuya (Japan)
– Kintsugi by APOTROPIA (Antonella MIGNONE / Cristiano PANEPUCCIA) (Italy)
– 3RD by Hedwig HEINSMAN / Niki SMIT / Simon van der LINDEN (Netherlands)

New Face Award
– Auto-Complain by Florian BORN (Germany)
– Slime Synthesizer by Dorita / Airgarage lab (KAWAUCHI Naofumi / SASAKI Yumi) (Japan)
– 5D ARCHIVE DEPT. by KATSUKI Kohichi(Japan)

Animation Division

Grand Prize
– The Wound by Anna Budanova (Russia)

Excellence Awards
– Crayon Shin-chan Movie 22: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan by Wataru Takahashi (Japan)
– Giovanni no Shima by Mizuho Nishikubo (Japan)
– Padre by Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso (Argentina)
– The Sense of Touch by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (France)

New Face Awards
– My Milk Cup Cow by Yantong Zhu (China)
– Tamako Love Story by Naoko Yamada (Japan)
– Man on the chair by Dahee Jeong (Korea)

Manga Division

Grand Prize
– Goshoku no Fune by Youko Kondou (Art) and Yasumi Tsuhara (Story) (Japan)

Excellence Award
– Aoi Honoo by Kazuhiko Shimamoto (Japan)
– A Chinese Life by Kunwu Li (Art) and Philippe Ôtié (Story) (China, France)
– Harukaze no Snegurochka by Hiroaki Samura (Japan)
– Hitsugi no Ki by Mikio Igarashi (Art) and Tatsuhiko Yamagami (Story) (Japan)

New Face Award
– Ai wo Kurae!! by Renaissance Yoshida (Japan)
– Chii-chan wa Chotto Tarinai by Tomomi Abe (Japan)
– Dobugawa by Aoi Ikebe (Japan)

Special Achievement Award

IWAMASA Ryuichi
Engineering Designer

ONO Kosei
Film Critic / Manga Critic / Foreign Comic Translator / Foreign Comic and Animation Researcher

YAMAMOTO Keigo
Artist / Educator

WATANABE Yasushi
Animation Researcher

Jury Selections: http://j-mediaarts.jp/dl/awards/18jmaf_recommend_en_1128.pdf

JMAF official website: http://j-mediaarts.jp/

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