Cat Shit One / Competition Film
Director: Kazuya Sasahara
22min. / 2010
Based off of Momofumi Kobayashi’s violent seinen manga of the same title, this CGI-animated war story thrusts us into the boots of adorable bunny GIs Botasky and Packy, who must rescue three hostages abducted by camel terrorists in the deserts of the Middle East. Witness some of the most breathtaking combat sequences involving cute, furry animals you will ever see.
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Director: Naoko Tajima
Drama / 14min. / 2010
A young man returns to Taketomi island in Japan to celebrate his grandmother’s 97th birthday in a traditional ceremony. When he arrives for the ‘Mandala celebration’ he finds that his grandmother has just passed away. The next day he discovers her diary and a long kept secret.
さまよう心臓 / Competition Film
Director: Toshiko Hata
10min. / 2011
In this mostly silent, painstakingly animated claymation horror short, a grotesque humanoid monster is murdering hikers in the woods. When a man and his little sister become trapped in a cabin, they must find a way to fight off the predatory advances of the unrelenting monster.
タイディ・アップ / Competition Film
Director: Satsuki Okawa
15min. / 2011
Akira enlists his filmmaking buddy and a professional cleaner to help clean out his deceased mother’s garbage-laden house. His sister, however, does’t want Akira to throw out a thing. Will Akira be able to have his way, or will his sister prevent him from throwing out the "junk?"
Tourism Hokkaido 「街」
Director: Yosuke Yamaguchi
Drama / 19min. / 2010
A foreign exchange student studying in Sapporo falls in love with a boy during a bicycle trip around the city. She leaves and they meet again by chance in the town of Otaru, where her new friend finds a bittersweet truth.
Director: Kentaro Hagiwara
Drama / 19min. / 2011
When Toshiko gets a chance to realize the dream of meeting her favorite Korean idol, the last thing she wants is to be late for his scheduled appearance at a promotional event. Desperate to make it there on time she decides a taxi would be the quickest route – only to be confronted by an extremely grumpy cab driver…
Director: Sang-joon Park
Drama / 23min. / 2011
Yuna works as a bus guide for South Korean tourists on the Shonan coast. One day, she finds an unwelcome visitor in her tour: Sanho, her boyfriend of three years who she left behind in Korea. Sanho pleads with Yuna to explain why she ran away, but Yuna refuses to deal with him. But when one of the children from the bus tour goes missing, Yuna and Sanho must work together to find the lost kid. Shot on location in the scenic areas of Fujisawa, Enoshima, and Kamakura.