Japan Sinks 2020- Shortlisted for Annecy Festival 2021

Japan Sinks 2020 has been shortlisted under the “TV Films Category” for the 60th-anniversary edition of France’s Annecy Festival. You can refer to this event as one of the world’s largest and most important annual events for all things animated.

Annecy Festival – Animation entries from all over the Globe

Last year around 111 countries had signed up to access the 2020 Annecy Festival. In total, attendees had 27 hours of live content and another 80 unique animated materials to enjoy on the Annecy Online platform. This year, there were more than 2,700 animations from more than 100 countries submitted for the initial categories.

Women force in Animation Industry

This year’s unique point is that from the Graduation Films competition, 60% of the selected films are from women students. According to Women in Animation, 60% of animation students are women, yet women only make up 20% of the animation creative workforce. Hopefully, through this remarkable trend, women’s participation in features and TV sections will change.

Japan Sinks 2020 – NETFLIX series

Animation is a key segment for streaming platforms like Netflix, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus. Japan Sinks 2020 is an anime adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu’s best-selling 1973 disaster novel. Released worldwide on Netflix on July 9, 2020, the series is directed by Masaaki Yuasa who is well known for internationally-acclaimed anime series like Devilman Crybaby, Ping-Pong: The Animation, and The Tatami Galaxy.

Film identityJapan Sinks: 2020 “The Beginning of the End”
Running time25 min 29 s × 10 episodes
Directed byMasaaki YUASA
Music Kensuke Ushio

Fans of this anime series will say that it is a story of hope and paving the way to building tomorrow. The story raises questions about the present situation in the world. It shares a deep message with the audience, especially post-pandemic.

About Annecy Festival

Annecy Festival is scheduled for June 14-19 2021. The festival will have an in-person edition as well as a digital event for the audience who are unable to attend. The exact details of the festival are not yet out, but as per the official announcement, the website’s content will soon be updated and communicated to you shortly. Stay tuned for more information!

Source: Variety   |    Official Website  |    Twitter

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