Shinsuke Sato's Oblivion Island Haruka and the Magic Mirror Wins the Nippon Cinema Award at the 10th Nippon Connection Film Festival

Shinsuke Sato's "Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror" received the Nippon Cinema Award at the 10th Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival, held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from April 14 to 18, 2010. The award winner is determined by the vote of the audience, and "Oblivion Island" won among 16 live action movies. The screening at Nippon Connection 2010 marked the movie's German premiere.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Nippon Connection is the largest festival for Japanese cinema in the world showcasing exciting and creative cinema from Japan, from live-action to animation and documentary.

Production I.G's first 3DCGI feature film, "Oblivion Island" has received several recognitions so far, such as Animation of the Year at the Japan Academy Prizes, Jury Recommended Work in the Animation Division of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival (2009), and Visual Technology Award for the animation section of the 9th annual Video Technology Awards, sponsored by the Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan. After its international premiere in competition at Sitges 09, the movie had its North American premiere at the New York International Children Film Festival 2010.

Established by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa in 1987, Production I.G is one of the world's leading animation studios. With its cutting-edge works, such as Ghost in the Shell (1995), Jin-Roh (2000), Blood: The Last Vampire (2000), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (animation segment, 2003), Innocence (2004) and The Sky Crawlers (2008), I.G has gained high reputation around the globe, inspiring Hollywood creators such as James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino and the Wachowski brothers.

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