Japan Media Arts Festival  
21st

Animation Division

Jury Selections

NORMAN the SNOWMAN – On a Night of Shooting Stars

Animated short film

YASHIRO Takeshi [Japan]

© TAIYO KIKAKU Co., Ltd / EXPLORERS JAPAN, Ltd.

Outline

This is the story of a boy who travels with a snowman to a snowy land to see shooting stars. Aside from directing live-action television commercials, director YASHIRO Takeshi also produces stop-action animation films. Like the lm of the same title released in 2013, YASHIRO produced this film for use in planetariums, and uses snow fields made of salt and framing tailored to dome-shaped ceilings to create a unique cinematic world. 


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