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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 9:00am - 9:11am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them. Not so far from them, an owl and his enslaved rats are watching. The owl sends his rats to get hold of this strange object...

Speaker(s) Bio: Luce Grosjean, SFMD - Miyu Distribution, France

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 9:11am - 9:22am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: The story takes place in a megastructure where Gally, a young cyborg steals a mysterious and powerful artefact, kept by a giant Mecha.

Speaker(s) Bio: Luce Grosjean, Miyu Distribution, France

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 9:22am - 9:33am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: "Desire of Rails" is a film to demonstrate a concept of the conceptual art idea and the look of the art pieces in real world. In this movie, I set the pieces of art in the gallery space I designed. The handrails are awakened and have the desire to pass the limitation which is given to them to just existence for practical purpose. Through the AR devices, viewers can experience their childish dreams. First Dream – Roller Coaster Second Dream – Playing inside of a blanket in bedtime Third Dream – Revenge to the steps by jailing them Fourth Dream – Playing underwater Junho Kim added a feeling of dreamy liveliness to this film with his amazing sound work. Produced at Giantstep.

Speaker(s) Bio: Ihsu Yoon, Giantstep, South Korea
Ihsu Yoon is a CG artist with a background in art, design and architecture. His works are featured at many festivals such as SIGGRAPH and Onedotzero. Currently, He is a 3D art director at Giantstep after working for many awards winning studio including 1stAveMachine, Blur Studio, Method Studio, Psyop, The Mill.

Junho Kim, Giantstep, South Korea
Junho Kim is a motion graphic artist and sound designer based in Seoul, Korea. He worked for Giantstep and now works as the lead artist in the game production at EVR Studio.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 9:33am - 9:45am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Wild Eyes is a 2D animated, digitally hand-drawn short film about the blind girl Kitana who has to discover, that fulfilling her greatest desire demands a terrible sacrifice. The film uses her unique point of view to show how she perceives her surrounding and other people and how this leads to the decision she takes. As we see with our brains and our eyes are just one way of transmitting information, we visualized what she hears and feels through moving lines. To achieve the same hand-drawn look as in the outside view, without animating the person, that talks to her, by hand, we used the iPhone X with its newest facetracking technology for reference. It is an incredibly accurate way to capture the face of the voice actor without limiting his acting. After the recording we transferred the facial data to a custom mesh and staged the 3d object based on the concept art. Throughout the animation process we used the Facebook AR facedetection to quickly capture missing key poses. This workflow made it easy to place the lines correctly in perspective and motion.

Speaker(s) Bio: Nina Prange, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Director, Germany
Nina Prange (*1993 in Munich) is a director and animator. She studied animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and graduated with her animated short film “Wild Eyes”.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 9:45am - 9:56am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Sergio, an old and solitary fisherman, takes out the heavy artillery to avenge a pelican.

Speaker(s) Bio: Luce Grosjean, Miyu Distribution, France

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 9:56am - 10:07am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: An old man returns to his beach where he spent his childhood, the wind rises, a storm approaches, and submerge him little by little into his memories.

Speaker(s) Bio: Patrick De Carvalho, Je Regarde, France
Director

Cécile Mercier, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Cécile has graduated from Supinfocom Rubika school (Valenciennes, France) with a Master in digital director. With Milena Blin, Clémentine Lecluse, Iris Stanley, Ming-Yang Zhao, Rohan Kotnis and Charlotte Humbert, she co-directed the film "The Lifeguard".

Milena Blin, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Milena has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Clémentine Lecluse, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Clémentine has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Iris Stanley, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Iris has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Ming-Yang Zhao, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Ming-Yang has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Rohan Kotnis, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Rohan has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Charlotte Humbert, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Charlotte has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 10:07am - 10:18am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: In Lisbon, a german married couple is about to get aboard the legendary n°28 tramway, but how should you ract when the brakes let go and embark you on a vertiginous race... with a baby on board.

Speaker(s) Bio: Patrick De Carvalho, Je Regarde, France
Distributor

Otalia Caussé, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Otalia has graduated from Supinfocom Rubika school (Valenciennes, France) with a Master in digital director. With Geoffroy Collin, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand, Robin Merle and Fabien Meyran, she co-directed the film "o28".

Geoffroy Collin, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Geoffroy has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Louise Grardel, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Louise has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Antoine Marchand, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Antoine has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Robin Merle, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Robin has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Fabien Meyran, Supinfocom Rubika, France
Fabien has graduated from the Supinfocom Rubika school in Valenciennes with a Master in digital director.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 10:18am - 10:30am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: In an oppressing environment, a child plays with a knife.

Speaker(s) Bio: Patrick De Carvalho, Je Regarde, France
Distributor

Simon Dauchy, Pôle 3D, France
Simon Dauchy has graduated from from the Pôle IIID school in Roubaix. With Tom Delforge, Antoine Wilmot, Théo Mechref and Julien Delcroix, he co-directed the film "Stress".

Tom Delforge, Pôle 3D, France
Tom Delforge has graduated from the Pôle IIID school in Roubaix. In 2018, he co-directed the short film "Stress".

Antoine Wilmot, Pôle 3D, France
Antoine Wilmot has graduated from the Pôle IIID school in Roubaix. In 2018, he co-directed the short film "Stress".

Théo Mechref, Pôle 3D, France
Théo Mechref has graduated from the Pôle IIID school in Roubaix. In 2018, he co-directed the short film "Stress".

Julien Delcroix, Pôle 3D, France
Julien Delcroix has graduated from the Pôle IIID school in Roubaix. In 2018, he co-directed the short film "Stress".

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 10:30am - 10:41am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Two young brothers break their relationship out of pride.

Speaker(s) Bio: Luce GROSJEAN, Miyu Distribution, France

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 10:41am - 10:52am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: A journey of a 7-years-old boy's acceptance of his grandpa's death in a traditional Taiwanese funeral.

Speaker(s) Bio: Luce GROSJEAN, Miyu Distribution, France

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 10:52am - 11:03am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: The Way Home is the first DigiPen student short film to be done entirely inside Unreal Engine 4. The film seeks to push the boundaries of stylized animation and define the potential of an animation pipeline in a game engine. As the field of animation continues to evolve in it's medium, the game industry has been slowly providing high fidelity and rendering quality that can rival commercial renderers. This only allows a bigger canvas for the animation medium, including new experiences like VR and AR storytelling. By finishing this film, we hope to share the experience of using a game engine as the main driving force in an animation production. Real-time is the future of animation and the possibilities are endless - we think anyone can use it, even students and untrained artists seeking opportunities in the game industry.

Speaker(s) Bio: Kai Lun Pang, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Kai Lun is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. He is the Director and Animator of The Way Home, his graduation film. He was in charge of the film's cinematography and story direction. He specializes in animation.

Wee Tat Lee, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Wee Tat is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. He is the Lead Technical Director of The Way Home, his graduation film. He was in charge of rigging and solving technical difficulties on the characters and assets in the film. He is a 3D generalist, specializing in 3D modeling and rigging.

Lay Siong Toh, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Lay Siong is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. He is the Lead 3D Artist of The Way Home, his graduation film. He was in charge of pre-visualizing the environments of the film, including scene layout and asset modeling. He specializes in 2D concepts and visualizing them in 3D.

John Yu Liang Liew, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
John Liew Yu Liang is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. He is the Art Director of The Way Home, his graduation film. He was in charge of pre-visualizing the film, working on concepts and designs. He specializes in 2D concept and design work.

Georgia Low, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Georgia is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. She is the Story Lead and Composer of The Way Home, her graduation film. She handled the story beats of the film, including storyboards and animation. She specializes in 2D concepts and design work.

Karen Mei, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Karen is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. She is the Lead Animator of The Way Home, her graduation film. She specializes in Character animation.

Yan Yu Toh, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Yan Yu is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. She is the Key Animator of The Way Home, her graduation film. She was in charge of key animation of our creature, Crawley, including creating animation tests and cycles. She specializes in Character animation.

Clement Tan, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Clement is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. He is a 3D Artist of The Way Home, his graduation film. He was in charge of designing multiple environments in the film, notably the final scene that featured hexagon rocks. He is a 3D generalist specializing in modeling.

Jin Wei Chan, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Jin Wei is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. She is 3D Artist of The Way Home, her graduation film. She was in charge of creating multiple assets for the film, including enviroment modeling. She is a 3D Generalist specializing in 3D assets and modeling.

Alvan Lim, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore, 6KU Studios, Singapore
Alvan is a graduating student from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. He is the VFX Lead of The Way Home, his graduation film. He was in charge of designing the shader network of the film's look and feel in Unreal Engine, including multiple VFX assets and render passes. He specializes in Game VFX.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 11:03am - 11:15am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Jolanda and Hendrik are a couple. They have very close relationship. Hendrik is her favorite coat to put on. We see a day in their life.

Speaker(s) Bio: Yi Luo, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Animationsinstitut, Germany
YI LUO comes from China, lives since 2007 in Germany and started her studies in animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2015. She publishes her illustrations and comics using the pseudonym Yinfinity. In 2016 she received the Bavarian Literature Scholarship with her comic debut Running Girl.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 11:15am - 11:26am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?

Speaker(s) Bio: Patrick De Carvalho, Je Regarde, France
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Alexandre Siqueira, Bando à Parte, Portugal
Alexandre Siqueira was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1980. Since 1999 he develops and collaborates in several animated films projects. In 2010 he finish the animation filmmaking course at la Poudrière school, where he directs "Journey to the Sunflowers Fields". "Purpleboy" is his latest animated short film.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 11:26am - 11:37am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Hong Kong is known as a concrete jungle and we seek for a different angle to review Hong Kong’s city landscape from the sight of a bird. The music video of “Iam Twisq” is re-creating an urban playground by animating shapes, forms and colours extracted from the original buildings.

Speaker(s) Bio: Red Wong, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Red Wong Aims to gain knowledge and develop skill in Animation, Motion Graphics, Currently, a student studying in new media in the school of creative media in Hong Kong City University.

Ray Mok, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ray Mok A Hong Kong student studying creative media in Hong Kong City University and specialize in motion graphic, 2D animation and hand-drawn animation. Currently, works as freelance motion graphic designer.

ISAN /, Morr Music, Hong Kong
ISAN (Robin Saville and Antony Ryan) is an English electronic music duo. The name was initially explained as Integrated Services Analogue Network - a play on ISDN, reflecting their preference for analogue synthesisers.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 11:37am - 11:48am
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: This visualization of a scientific simulation shows the giant impact that formed the Moon. 4.5 billion years ago, the early Earth collided with a Mars-sized rock called “Theia”, resulting in a spinning disk of lava and vaporized rock hotter than the surface of the sun. In this sequence, we see the first 24 hours of the 100-year process of our Moon’s formation. This 1.1 million-point smoothed particle hydrodynamics model was 32 gigabytes and featured 492 data snapshots, which were interpolated by a factor of ten to play back smoothly on a 4K fulldome cinema screen. Using Houdini, special sprites used instanced spheres with a procedural falloff shader to face the hemispherical camera lens, to prevent intersection artifacts as particles evolved from solid to liquid to gas, and to avoid camera intersection. Other particles were surfaced as solids and liquids, and dynamic geometry lights allowed the emissive surfaces to illuminate diffuse surfaces. Processing and rendering a million translucent sprites was prohibitive on the AVL’s 30-machine cluster, so the team used their custom Blurend pipeline to process imagery on the Blue Waters supercomputer. The shot was completed in Nuke, adding a Milky Way background and grading the mixing planet-forming material.

Speaker(s) Bio: Donna Cox, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Dr. Donna J. Cox, MFA, is the first Michael Aiken Chair, Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, the Research & Education division, and the eDream Institute at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications; and Professor School of Art+Design, University of Illinois. She and her collaborators millions with cinematic presentations of science in international fulldome digital museum shows, IMAX movies, and feature films. She is co-editor and contributor to “New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts” (2018). She’s received numerous awards. ACM SIGGRAPH awarded her the distinguished lifetime achievement award for digital art, July 2019.

Robert Patterson, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Robert Patterson is a visualization designer at NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab and Associate Director for Production of the eDream Institute. For over 25 years, he has collaborated with scientists to produce visualizations for informal science education. Patterson choreographed and art directed visualizations that have appeared in NOVA, Discovery Channel, IMAX 3D and planetarium productions. Patterson co-created Virtual Director, a tool that enables voice and gesture-controlled navigation and camera choreography for collaborative design of visualizations. He creates cinematic presentations of scientific data in astrophysics, astronomy, networking, atmospheric science, and oceanography for stereoscopic 3D and UHD displays to inspire broad public audiences.

AJ Christensen, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
AJ Christensen is a visualization programmer for the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He focuses on scripting, scene design, derived data, and data flow, and is a programmer-designer for visual effects tools like Houdini and Nuke. In addition to his film credits with the AVL, he contributed to the Oscar winning science-inspired renderings of gravitational lensing around a black hole in the film “Interstellar” with effects studio Double Negative.

Kalina Borkiewicz, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Kalina Borkiewicz is a visualization research programmer in the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where she writes software that processes and visualizes various types of massive scientific data. She recently created the open-source software Ytini to make visualization tools freely available to artists and scientists. Kalina contributed to the creation of such films as "A Beautiful Planet" (IMAX), "Solar Superstorms" (fulldome), and "Seeing the Beginning of Time" (4K). She gave a talk at TEDxUIUC, a local chapter of the TED conference, describing her path as a woman engineer.

Stuart Levy, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Stuart Levy is a research programmer, geek, and systems administrator at the Advanced Visualization Lab at NCSA. He enjoys data conversion, and is the current maintainer of the group’s Virtual Director software and related tools, including partiview. He is passionate about physics and astronomy, but happy to be able to work on visualizing molecular machinery too. Among past contributions to pieces that have appeared in SIGGRAPH’s Electronic Theater, his favorite credit is as “technical shepherd.”

Jeff Carpenter, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Jeff Carpenter is a multimedia designer and post-production specialist. He collaborates with scientists and artists to bring their work to a wider audience. He focuses on the art/design side of the production pipeline, including 2D & 3D visualization, media design, video production, editing, and compositing. Jeff is fluent in a variety of tools, including Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Nuke, Maya, and Houdini. Jeff’s work has been seen on PBS, the Big Ten Network, planetarium & theatrical venues around the world, with permanent exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and the Spurlock Museum.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 11:48am - 12:00pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: When a kid starts spending time in the real world, it’s up to his smartphone to bring his attention back to where it belongs. Like and Follow is the first short film created by Brent Forrest and Tobias Schlage. It follows a little boy who cant see anything but the display of his smartphone. Each time he starts to realize the beauty and dangers of the world around him, his smartphone forces his attention back to the screen. The production of the film started in spring 2018 and was finished in April 2019.

Speaker(s) Bio: Brent Forrest, Forrest + Schlage, Japan
Born in Montreal, Brent Forrest started his animation career at Red Rover studios in Toronto as a co-op student in 1999. There he learned the craft of animation from some of Canada’s finest draftsmen. He has won awards for both his animation and special effects work including a Gemini nomination for title design. Today he works as a Technical Director in one of Tokyo’s top animation studios.

Tobias Schlage, Forrest + Schlage, Japan
Born in Hamburg, Germany, After graduating from animation school, Tobi turned his year-long passion of creating short films into a profession. In his years as a character animator and CG generalist he worked on all aspects of production. He started in Germany and moved to Japan, which gave him a new perspective. European and Japanese film making are very different, and both methods have pros and cons. Combining the best of both worlds, he created a unique style of grounded, emotional storytelling paired with unusual and extravagant visuals.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 12:00pm - 12:11pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: There was a boy who took care of a fig tree which did not bear any fruit for a long time. One day, he went to another world through his dream and got the fruit he wanted so much but he feel he could not get enough. //// There was a boy who took care of a fig tree which did not bear any fruit for a long time. One day, he went to another world through his dream and got the fruit he wanted so much but could not get. Before long, however, the boy got tired of the world where everything he wanted was possible. In the end, he came back to the real world and kept on taking care of the fig tree.

Speaker(s) Bio: HYUNJOON JOO, Korea National University of Arts, South Korea
1989 Born in Seoul, South Korea 2019 Graduated from Korea National University of Arts of Multimedia.

Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 12:11pm - 12:22pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (New Face Award) This is a story about a girl and her friend - an elephant. They spend together all the time, but childhood ends sooner or later.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 12:22pm - 12:33pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Excellence Award) Aoyama-kun, a fourth-grader, has a crush on One-e-san who works as a dental assistant at a dental clinic. One day, he witnesses One-e-san throwing a Coke can that transforms into a penguin. Can Aoyama-kun find out how this penguin is related to One-e-san? This is a story of a mysterious, unforgettable summer.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 12:33pm - 12:45pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Excellence Award) Okko is a 6th grade girl who spends her time learning to become the innkeeper of her grandmother’s inn, “Haru no Ya”. With the help of the ghost Uribo and her other peculiar friends, she slowly learns to fill the shoes of her new role. This is the story of Okko and her family that couldn’t be told via a television series or the original childrens’ novels.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 12:45pm - 12:56pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Excellence Award) “I will fly with you through the sky.” Hisone Amakasu is a rookie stationed at the Air Self-Defense Force's Gifu base. Throughout her life, Hisone felt as if her honest personality continually led her to hurt the feelings of the people around her.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 12:56pm - 1:07pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Excellence Award) Dance performance generating bodily expression through mathematical / collective intelligence-based methodology. With AI and machine learning offering new insights into the body schema and movement, numeric data and analytical results derived from it inform the choreography.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 1:07pm - 1:18pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Excellence Award) The Girl Without Hands is a feature-length animated film that breathes new life into the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same title published in the very first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, which the Grimm Brothers compiled in the beginning of the 19th century.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 1:18pm - 1:30pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Excellence Award) Pioneering video work utilizing symmetric handling of space, color and time integrated in high-dimensional space.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 1:30pm - 1:41pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (New Face Award) The students are performing a theater called “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats”. Everybody has a role. They are totally taken in by their roles in a way that the boundary between reality and acting rarely can be distinguished.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 1:41pm - 1:52pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (New Face Award) Depicting waning presence and invisibility: A nameless, forgotten man has turned invisible and is fading from existence. Can the effervescence of life be restored to this invisible man in a single animated short film? Those around him take no notice of him... No longer able to bear the fragility of presence, his body rises to flutter into the sky, with even gravity letting go... soon he will vanish entirely.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 1:52pm - 2:03pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Grand Prize) A short animated film inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy Inferno. As the celestial beings descend to the Earth and begin destroying the activities there, disturbing the world’s order and creating chaos. Initiated by these terms, a tragic fall leads to the parturition of the crucial opposites: Hell and Heaven’s circles. The film depicts the grand theme of loops, metamorphoses, and degeneration and regeneration.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 2:03pm - 2:15pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: I synchronized the sounds of babies crying and the frustration I've experienced throughout the years. Everyone was born crying and grew up crying. I want to go back to being a baby again.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 2:15pm - 2:26pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: I directed and produced the music video for "Waxing Moon", by Rayons ft. Predawn. The video was inspired by the word "Rayons," which means "ray of light" in French, and the song title, "Waxing Moon". Light is the central theme of the video and it portrays the world at dusk.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 2:26pm - 2:37pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Cy Twombly and Roland Barthes, what are they doing? This is a journal about the seductions and sufferings of the text.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 2:37pm - 2:48pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: A Kyogen stage. An eye doctor's examination room. A sushi counter. Distance, feeling, and desire drift about between two beings that come into contact in different spaces. In the form of animation, Veil rekindles and scrutinizes our familiar sensations, perhaps felt somewhere, sometime.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 2:48pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Rabbit’s Blood is a story about a society of two rival groups; sinister cloaked men and neutralist rabbits who have human-looking bodies and live underground.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 3:00pm - 3:11pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: This video was created by layering two transparent films drawn with simple patterns to give a multifaceted visual effect. Developing the video involved research on special effect animation methods used before the advent of computer graphics. It was shot by moving the film manually to the AUDIO ARCHITECTURE soundtrack and the video was edited to optimize physiological comfort.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 3:11pm - 3:22pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: A mind and body attempt to transform. Yet, unable to escape from itself, it returns to its original existence. Self-love is the theme of this metamorphic animation.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 3:22pm - 3:33pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: An ordinary story unwinding in a peculiar world.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 3:33pm - 3:45pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Using match boxes as a motif, "Baloney Speaker" depicts the troubled heart of a young man who, in order to protect himself, cuts ties with others and locks himself up in his inner world. This film exhibits a fusion of numerous tiny worlds made up of 60 match boxes, which were designed and produced by the director himself. Many of the designs are deliberately irrelevant to the song's lyrics; however, Atsushi Makino effectively creates extraordinary moments by linking them to key lyrics throughout. Stop motion, rotoscoping, hand-drawn animation, and computer graphics techniques were used.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 3:45pm - 3:56pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: The terrifying pages of the storybook I couldn't help opening. The recurring nightmares. The pain I felt from seeing that yellow fluid oozing from the ladybug's legs. The scary things from my childhood are now beautiful and nostalgic memories. Whether they took place in dreams or reality, they all remain in my memory as precious nightmares. Ladybug's Requiem is an animation that lets you take another peek into those recurring childhood nightmares.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 3:56pm - 4:07pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: Created based on a project wherein contemporary filmmakers create music videos for 1970s pop music. Singer/songwriter Eiichi Otaki returns from the grave and marches with musical spirits while singing. He imitates Elvis Presley and finally makes his way out into the light. The song incorporates the rhythm Second Line, which is used for funeral marches in New Orleans.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 4:07pm - 4:18pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Grand Prize) 36,000 years ago, in the Ardèche river gorge, when an animal was painted, it was hunted. When it is again time to go Hunting and Painting, Gwel is appointed head of the group of hunters while Karou the Painter and his apprentice Lani set off to paint the walls of the great cavern. But they hadn't counted on meeting a cave lion.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 4:18pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Best Korean Film Award) A god lives alone on a lonely star. He meets an ant that is hit by the tears he has shed. In the god's lonely world, the ant means everything to him, and they have a happy moment together. But by the time the god forgets his loneliness, the ant leaves his world.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 4:30pm - 4:41pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (SICAF Choice Award) Big Wolf lives quite contentedly alone under his tree. One day he sees a Little Wolf approaching him who seems determined to keep him company. But Big Wolf has no need for his company. He likes the quiet life and his routine. At least, that’s what he thought… Based on the kid’s book by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec, published by Flammarion jeunesse.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 4:41pm - 4:52pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Jury’s Special Award) Three Renees go on a quest to find God, who is also Renee. As they traverse the mountains and valleys of Renee, they discover all the great joys, mysteries, and tragedies of being Renee.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 4:52pm - 5:03pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Jury’s Special Award: Student Film) This short film about life after the loss of a loved one deals with a difficult topic, using techniques of both live-action and animated film. Real experiences of the narrators are combined with animated sequences reconstructing painful situations, looking into the thoughts of three young people untimely exposed to death.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 5:03pm - 5:15pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Special Distinction Award : SICAF KID) Tommy‘s having a hard time sleeping, instead he looks at the moon, and fantasizes about where his dad might be, and what kind of man he is.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 5:15pm - 5:26pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Special Distinction Award) What if we put down our smartphones and opened our eyes wide shut? This is what suggests the short film “My Generation”: An 8 minute travelling shot where we go through different worlds; contemporary art, GAFA, sports, religions, pornography, politics, finance, sacred cows, generalized surveillance, all opiums of the people. It’s Jérôme Bosch teleported to the post Warhol era. If modern alienation is depicted, there is no moral judgement but a clinical detachment as with Stanley Kubrick: the facts, only the facts.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 5:26pm - 5:37pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (SICAF Asia Award) A man live in a house with his wife and the illusion of their son on the wall! This hallucination gradually creates some complications in their life.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 5:37pm - 5:48pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Special Distinction Award: Student Film) A journey of a 7 year-old boy's acceptance of his grandpa's death in a traditional Taiwanese funeral.

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Date: Sunday, November 17th
Time: 5:48pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Mezzanine Meeting Room M9


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Abstract: (Grand Prize: Student Film)The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned...

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