The Latest Festival

Animation Division

Back division top

Grand Prize

Flow

SAKAKIBARA Sumito

Animated short film [Japan]

A composition in which a fixed observing point from high above looks down on seasons in a town where people are repeating daily activities peacefully. As a viewer watches, before long, he or she will take notice that a drama of growth and development of a woman is slipped into the screen. A piece of work which shows the time of one's life quietly.

©SAKAKIBARA Sumito

Profile

SAKAKIBARA Sumito

Japan

Born in 1980, Tokachi, Hokkaido native, DOSANKO Kineto Manga Artist. Following having Kamiya's Correspondence selected as recommended work in 2004 for the 8th Japan Media Arts Festival, won the Grand Prize with Flow. In 2006, he is planning to create a new piece of work in France.

( 2005 )

Award Reason

An open space which seems to be a part of a small village is projected directly into the work like a picture scroll, in this planar composition. In this place, pea-sized people are chasing cats, riding on a bike, holding a wedding, and crossing a bridge with the help of a stick. And now, never knowing when the camera will zoom in on these people, the scene never shifts from the original composition and people continue chasing cats endlessly, go on riding bikes, holding weddings repeatedly, and crossing the bridge with a help of a stick over and over. The viewers will find various things in the relativity of those people and their endless activities going on as if in a loop. If modern animation is a medium which is capable of making anything into form in whatever way using developing technology, this work is exceptional in slipping the simple concept of repetition into the work.

Back division top