'Country Doctor' Wins Rome Animation Fest's Top Award
posted on by Egan Loo
I Castelli Animati, an animation festival in Rome, Italy, has announced that the "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" anime short has won the Grand Prize in its international competition this year. The prize is the latest win for this Impressionistic theatrical short, which Oscar nominee Koji Yamamura single-handedly wrote and directed from a short story by European author Franz Kafka. The short previously won the Grand Prize in the Short Animation category of this year's Ottawa International Animation Festival. It also earned a Prize for Excellence in Animation from Japan's Ministry of Cultural Affairs for the 2007 (11th) Japan Media Arts Festival. I Castelli Animati ran from November 28 to December 2.
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