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Online Koji Yamamura Talk on October 15

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Award-winning independent animator gives virtual tour of his studio, will screen his newest short film and trailer for his forthcoming feature

The Japan Foundation will stream a free online talk, Koji Yamamura: In The Studio Where Japan's Leading Animation is Born. The talk will be on Friday October 15 at 1 p.m., and can be registered on Eventbrite here.

Successful applicants will be contacted with confirmation of their place. The session will be hosted on Zoom. Successful applicants will be sent an access code on the day of the event. Under 13 year-olds will require parental supervision.

Organised by Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival with The Japan Foundation, the talk is described as follows:

"Koji Yamamura, leading creator of Japanese animation (such as the Oscar-nominated Mt. Head, 2002) and regular contributor to the UK animation scene, including the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, returns to discuss his stellar career spanning over three decades.

"In a unique opportunity for our audience, and a first for the animator, he will guide us virtually through his studio in real time, showcasing his creative processes and methods. He will also acquaint the audience more closely with his body of work, introducing his newest films which will be accompanied by a full-length screening of his short animation film, Polar Bear Bears Boredom (7 minutes), and the trailer of his newest feature length work, Dozens of Norths, ahead of its world premiere in November.

"In conversation with film critic, filmmaker, and visual artist, Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi, this event will be an unmissable opportunity for lovers and aspiring makers of animated work to gain a first-hand practical insight into the workings of a successful animation studio."

Yamamura is an an independent animator best known for his short films. His award-winning and nominated shorts include "Mt. Head," "Muybridge's Strings," "A Country Doctor," "Satie's Parade," and "Notes on Monstropedia." Yamamura received the Kawakita Award in 2012.

Yamamura's other award-winning and nominated shorts include "Muybridge's Strings," "A Country Doctor," "Satie's Parade," and "Notes on Monstropedia." Yamamura himself received the Kawakita Award in 2012.

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