Mt. Head



Mt. Head (Atama Yama) English subtitles Japanese dialogues
2002/10’00″/35mm Dolby Degital / STANDARD
Narration & Shamisen Takeharu Kunimoto
Music: Takeharu Kunimoto Syzygys
Original Story An old comic story (rakugo) “Atama-yama”
Script Shoji Yonemura
Direction, Animation, Design & Editing Koji Yamamura
Sound Design Koji Kasamatsu
Production: Yamamura Animation

After a stingy man eats some cherry seeds, a cherry tree grows on his head and he gets into a lot of trouble. This animated film is a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese Rakugo story “Atama-yama” set in contemporary Tokyo.
Awards:
The 2003 Oscar®
Nomination ! Short Film (Animated)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for the 75th Academy Awards February 12. Mt.Head(Atama-yama) has been nominated for outstanding achievement in the category of Short Films – Animation.Grand Prix (The Annecy Cristal)
ANNECY 2003
Grand Prix
16th World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb
Grand Prix
10th Hiroshima International Animation Festival
Grand Prix(BEST ANIMATED FILM International Competition)
MEDIAWAVE2003
Grand Prix(1.Prize International Competition Animated Film)
15th Filmfest Dresden
The “RICA” Grand Prix for best animated short film
Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d’Animation de Wissembourg
Best Film Animation
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FILMETS DE BADALONA
Best Short Animated Film
The 2nd Annual International festival of animated films AniFest 2003 Trebon
Auszeichnung Computeranimation /Visual Effects
Ars Electronica Festival
Silver Dove
the 46th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
Silver Jaberrwocky
ETIUDA&ANIMA 2005
2 PRIZE
Festival Internazionale Cinema d’Animazione e Fumetto 2004
Special Jury Award
CHIAVARI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL
Special Jury Prize
8th I CASTELLI ANIMATI
Special Jury Prix
the International Animated Film Festival in Vilnius
Excellence Prize
2002 (6th) Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival
Excellence Prize
Interfilm 19 short film festival Belrin
Guilty Pleasures from each member of the jury (from Konstantin Bronzit):
Holland Animation Film Festival
BestAnimation selected by the Jury
Kinofilm 8th Manchester International Short Film festival
Prix du Public for the best short film
9th CINEMA TOUT ECRAN Festival
Best Soundtrack Creation award
CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Special Mention
19th International Short FilmFestival Berlin
Special Mention
12. Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart

19 place: 50 Best Animated Films for 50 Years of ASIFA (2010 >List)
70 place:100 FILMS FOR A CENTURY OF ANIMATION (2007 > List)
8 Place at Animation category that specialists selected:100 selections in Japanese Media Art (Agency for Cultural Affairs, 2006)
10 Place at Bunka Films : 77th Kinema-Junpo Best Ten(2004)
90 Place : World and Japanese Animation Best 150 (Fusion Product, 2003)

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