Shonen Hollywood Anime Finale's 'Complete Edition' Nominated for Feature Film Award
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the fifth New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival announced five nominees for its feature film competition on Monday. Shōnen Hollywood: Holly Stage for You Complete Edition, the hour-long expanded version of the final episode of the Shōnen Hollywood - Holly Stage for 50 television anime, was among the nominees. The other nominees are:
- FUNAN (Belgium, Cambodia, France, Luxembourg)
- On Happiness Road (Taiwan)
- The Breadwinner (Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg)
- This Magnificent Cake! (Belgium, France)
The judges picked the nominations from a list of 49 eligible works from 25 countries. To qualify, a film had to be at least 30 minutes long. The prize for the winner will be 300,000 yen. Haoliners' Haoling Li, animation writer Sawako Kabuki, and Miyu Productions' Emmanuel-Alain Raynal will be judges.
The festival will take place from November 2-5 at the New Chitose Airport Terminal in Hokkaido, Japan.
Shōnen Hollywood: Holly Stage for You Complete Edition was funded by a crowdfunding campaign that sought 15,000,000 yen (about US$133,793) for the production. The campaign eventually raised 59,582,000 yen (about US$528,000).
The film had its North American premiere at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival last month.
The Shōnen Hollywood anime series is inspired by Hashiguchi's mixed-media project Shounen Hollywood and is produced by anime studio ZEXCS (Diabolik Lovers, Cuticle Detective Inaba) and the music label Starchild Records. Funimation streamed both Shonen Hollywood anime seasons as they aired in Japan in 2014 and 2015.