The dramatic A Letter to Momo by Hiroyuki Okiura won the Best Animated Feature award at the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Directed by Hiroyuki Okiura and produced by Production I.G. Studio,  A Letter to Momo [review]  tells  the story of a shy and imaginative 13-year-old girl  (Momo) whose father has recently died, and needs to adapt to new surrounding, friends and strange incidents.

A Letter to Momo won over the new film by Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars) Wolf Children [info-trailer], Goro Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill  [review], Happy Feet Two, and Rainbow Fireflies.

Gikds has already secured a 2013 US theatrical release for A Letter to Momo.

 The film will not compete at the 2013 Academy Awards for the  Best Animated Feature, but GKids plans to enter A Letter to Momo into the 2014 Oscar race.

The 2011 recipient of the Asia Pacific Sreen Award for best animated feature was Leafie (Republic of Korea,   Lee Eun, Shim Jaemyung, and Kim Sunku for Madangeul naon amtak).

The 6th annual APSAs winners were presented at the Playhouse Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Brisbane, Australia. The ceremony was attended by more than 700 Australian and international guests and filmmakers from across Asia Pacific.

Visit the APSA page, and watch the film trailer below:



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