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Japan Media Arts Festival 2006, Part 1: Entertainment Division

One of SIGGRAPH’s (many) hidden gems is the collection of digitally animated shorts from the previous Japan Media Arts Festival. Hidden because in the middle of the constantly repeating Animation Theater, the 90 minutes or so of selected Japan Media Arts Festival shorts are each shown exactly once, across three half-hour programs. However, those screenings represent just a slice of all the films shown during the nine days of the festival. (For that matter, films are just one part of the fest, which includes manga, artwork and installations.)

A case in point is that the two films lodged most firmly in my brain were in the festival’s Entertainment Division, and both—the darkly funny Arrow and the dreamy music video Fit Song—are firmly rooted in live action, though both rely on digital trickery.

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03:26 AM Emru Townsend • Permalink
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