Mai Mai Miracle, Yona Win at French, Belgian Fests
posted on by Egan Loo
The official blog of the Mai Mai Miracle anime film has reported on Tuesday that Sunao Katabuchi and Madhouse's film won awards at France's Festival Ciné Junior and at Belgium's Brussels Animation Film Festival (also known as Anima). Rintaro and Madhouse's Yona Yona Penguin also won an award at Anima.
February 3-16's Festival Ciné Junior focused on unreleased animation, documentaries, and shorts for children from 3 to 15 years of age. A fifth-grade class from Vitry-sur-Seine gave Mai Mai Miracle a Young Juries Prize in the Feature Competition category.
Mai Mai Miracle won the Audience Award for the Best Animated Feature for adults at Anima, which ran from February 12 to 20. It also won the BETV Award for Best Animated Feature at the same festival. Yona Yona Penguin (pictured at left) won the Audience Award for Best Children's Animated Feature.
Image © 2009 Nobuko Takagi, Magazine House/Mai Mai Shinko Production Committee
© 2009 Rintaro, Madhouse/Yona Yona Penguin Film Partners, DFP
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