Oblivion Island Wins Award at Seoul's SICAF
posted on by Jacob Browning
The animated feature film Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror won the Special Jury Prize in the Feature Films Category at the 14th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. SICAF was held in Seoul from July 21 to July 25.
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror was directed by Shinsuke Sato, who is also directing the upcoming live-action Gantz film. Production I.G produced Oblivion Island as its first 3D computer-animated feature. The film has won other awards, including the Nippon Cinema Award at the Nippon Connection Film Festival. It was also a Jury Recommended Work in the Animation Division of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2009. Oblivion opened in Japan on August 22 and premiered in the U.S. at the New York International Children Film Festival 2010.
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror is about Haruka, a single daughter living with an emotional distant father. One day at a local shrine she encounters a small magical creature that takes her to the land of forgotten items. Here, she finds memorablia from her childhood and the Baron, the ruler of Oblivion Island who has been watching her.