03 March 2014

Geidai Animation 05 GO



The school year is coming to a close in Japan, which means it’s time for Tokyo University of the Arts (aka Geidai) to celebrate its latest cohort of graduates.  Every spring, Geidai does a series of screenings and events to showcase the works of its students, in addition to commemorating the graduating class with the release of a DVD (links to previous DVDs at bottom).  The 2-year graduate programme has had much success at international festivals with many of its graduates including Atsushi Wada (In a Pig’s Eye, The Great Rabbit), Saori Shiroki (MAGGOT, Woman Who Stole Fingers), and Ryo Okawara (Orchestra, A Wind Egg), among many other talented artists.



The fifth cohort has been given the title GEIDAI ANIMATION 05 GO, and features a diverse range of animation styles from pastel on paper to stop motion.   Things kick off this coming weekend in Yokohoma (March 7-9, 2014) with two 60-minute programmes of graduate films and one 60-minute selection of works first year students.  On Friday at 4pm, there will also be a Talk Event with writer-director Sanao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon, Mai Mai Miracle, Sherlock Hound) while Saturday will feature a Talk Event with Noburo Ofuji Award-winning animator Shigeru Tamura (The Glassy Ocean / Ursa Minor Blue / Phantasmagoria).

The following weekend (March 15-21), the showcase moves to Tokyo Eurospace for a week of screenings and events.  Some of the featured events in Tokyo include legendary animator Gisaguro Sugii (Night on the Galactic Railroad, The Life of Gusukou Budori) in conversation with animation specialist Ilan Nguyen, who teaches at Geidai and innovative animator Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Pale Cocoon, Time of Eve) in conversation with Geidai professor Mitsuko Okamoto.  Some evenings with feature chats with the programme’s key mentors: Okamoto, Koji Yamamura (Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor,Muybridge’s Strings), and Yuichi Ito (Knaycki, NoRabbits’ Minutes).

The best news of all, for those of us not lucky enough to be in the Yokohama – Tokyo area this month, Geidai is hosting a livestream on USTREAM this weekend. Full Schedule and programming information can be found at on the official website.

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Fifth Cohort Graduate Films Program A (60 min.)
第五期生修了作品 Aプログラム 60分)

Warriors
Noriko Okamoto 岡本典子

Exit My Room (おでかけ/Odekake)
Ayaho Kawakami 川上彩穂

Pamon (パモン)
Kazushige Tōma 当真一茂

My Milk Cup Cow (コップの中の子牛/Koppu no naka no Koushi)
Yantong Zhu朱彦潼

Flower Bud (花芽/Haname)
Saki Nakano 中野咲

Everyday Sins (日々の罪悪/Hibi no Zaiaku)
Yewon Kim キム・イェオン

Way Back to the Sea (なまずは海に還る/Namazu wa umi ni kaeru)
Kaori Iwase 岩瀬夏緒利




Fifth Cohort Graduate Films Program B (60 min.)
第五期生修了作品 Bプログラム 60分)

Decorations
Mari Miyazawa 宮澤真理

Mrs. KABAGOdZILLA (ミセス・カバゴジラ)
Moe Koyano 小谷野萌

00:08
Yūtarō Kubo 久保雄太郎

Crazy Little Thing (澱みの騒ぎ/Yodomi no Sakagi )
Onohana  小野ハナ (Hana Ono)

Growth Factor (だっぴするためにひつようなこと/Dappisu tame ni hitsu you na koto) 
Ryōsuke Ōshiro大城良輔


Lonesome Hero (ひとりぼっちのヒーロー/Hitori botchi no hīrō)
Manami Wakai 若井麻奈美





First Year Student Works 2014   (60 min.)
1年次制作2014 60分)

Scape Escape (ぜんぶわかってる/Zembu wakatteru) 
Yukie Nakauchi中内友紀恵

ImZoo 
koya

Oh Dear (あらら/Arara)
Megumi Ishitani 石谷恵

SPOON
Yikun Wang  オウ・イコン

Reinventing the Square Wheel (四角い車輪の再発明/Shikakui Sharin no Saihatsumei) 
Yasuaki Adachi  足立靖明

Mind Game (形而上の無限思考/Keijijyō no Mugenshikō) 
Risa Yamashita  山下理紗

GYRØ
Madoka 円香

Return to Dust 
Ataru Sakagami  坂上直

Fishing (/Ryō) 
Ai Sugaya 菅谷愛

tumbled cat
Toshikazu Tamura 田村聡和

The closet
Satomi Maiya米谷聡美

My Dear
Yagi  山羊

See ya Mr. Banno! (黄色い気球とばんの先生/Kiroi Kikyū to Banno Sensei) 
Yōko Yuki  幸洋子

aaH/Hee (ああ良い / aa / ii) 
Shishi  Yamazaki ししやまざき

Through the Windows 
Miyo Sato  佐藤美代

THE FALL

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