The Girl from the Other Side Screening at Clermont-Ferrand 2020
December 17, 2019
Production I.G is thrilled to announce that "The Girl from the Other Side" short film, directed by Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Maiya and based on the Angouleme-nominated, eponymous graphic novel by manga artist Nagabe, has been selected for the Young Audience Competition of the annual 42nd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, to be held in Clermont-Ferrand from January 31 to February 8, 2020. The screening at the festival marks the film's French premiere. "The Girl from the Other Side" was Closing Film at Fantasia 2019, and in competition at Sitges 2019 and BIAF 2019.
Production I.G is also unveiling the international trailer today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPQin-uuI9o&feature=youtu.be
Started in 1979, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is the world's largest film festival dedicated to short films. With over 160,000 attendees and 3,500 professionals, it is the second largest film festival in France after Cannes, and it is often referred to as "the Cannes of short films".
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Film Overview and directors' profiles can be found here:
Established in 1987, Production I.G is one of the world's leading animation studios. For their refined storytelling and cutting-edge animation, Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, and Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) have earned critical accolades worldwide. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, directed by Mamoru Oshii in 2004, became the first Japanese animation feature to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Mizuho Nishikubo's post-war drama Giovanni's Island (2014) garnered 15 international awards, including Annecy, Fantasia and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Keiichi Hara's Miss Hokusai (2015) won the Jury Award at Annecy 2015, three awards at Fantasia 2015, Best Animated Feature Film at APSA 2015, and was described by French newspaper Le Monde as “a lesson of elegance.” The Fukushima disaster-themed short Pigtails (2015) by Yoshimi Itazu fared 24 recognitions around the globe. Along with its award-winning films, the studio has produced several globally popular TV series, such as Psycho-Pass, Haikyu!!, Kuroko's Basketball, The Ancient Magus' Bride, and the Netflix original, B: The Beginning.