Japan Media Arts Festival  

Animation Division

Jury Selections


Animated short film

Nikita DIAKUR [Germany]

© Nikita Diakur


An ugly cat, struggling everyday to coexist with humans and other animals, eventually finds a soulmate in a mystical, Native American chief. Inspired by the internet story “Ugly the Cat”, the animation depicts all the characters using a combination of 3D computer graphic and puppeteering where they are controlled via simulated strings like a marionette. 

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