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JAPAN | 15 minutes | 2019

A contemplative meditation on teabags and the power of water.

With the support of the Japan Foundation Toronto


Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #89

Friday October 18, 2019

Program #216

Shunsaku Hayashi

No biography

Leaking Life’ (2019) 14:32, colour, 4096:2160, DCP
Official selection 69th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin
Official selection Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France

‘Down Escalation’ (2018) 07:20, colour, 4096:2160, DCP
Winner Jury Awards for Creative Achievement, 27th Arizona Inter’l Film Festival, USA Official selection Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
Official selection Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
Official selection DOK Leipzig, Germany
Official selection Animafest Zagreb, Croatia

‘Interstitial’ (2017) 06:45, colour, 4096:2160, DCP
Winner Grand Jury Prize for Animation Short, 22nd Slamdance Film Festival, USA Winner Best Experimental, Bolton International Film Festival, UK
Winner Grand Prize for the Best Experimental, Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival 2018, USA Winner Best Under 25, Shuffle Festival Short Film Prize, UK
Winner Best Experimental Film, ReAnima International Animated Film Festival, Norway Official selection 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany

‘Railment’ (2017) 09:40, colour, 1998:1080, DCP
Winner Chris Frayne Award: Best Animated Film, 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA Winner Creative Future Award, 22nd Slamdance Film Festival, USA
Winner Prize Sbandato d'Argento, 16th Film Festival Concorto, Italy
Winner "Lenz" for Best Animated Film, 44 Festival of Nations, Austria
Winner Honorable mentions by the Jury, 10th Porto7, Portugal
Official selection Palm Springs Short Fest, USA

‘Remember’ (2015) 09:24, colour, 1920:1080, DCP
Winner Golden Horseman for Animated Short, Filmfest Dresden, Germany
Winner Best Animation, Crystal Palace Film Festival, UK
Official selection Tampere Film Festival, Finland

distribution and credits

  • Producer Hayashi Shunsaku

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