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It was established in order to contribute to the development of media art in this country through the promotion of international exchange and the educational opportunities for Japanese artists this kind of interaction provides.


Alex Grigg (Australia),  Anna Budanova (Russia), and Natalia Chernysheva (Russia) were the 3 animators selected out of 250 applicants from 61 countries.

These artists will spend 70 days living in Tokyo from January 7th to March 17th, 2015 during which time they will each produce a new work of art while participating in various programs including training sessions, screenings, visits to studios and the ateliers of animation artists, and exchanges with educational institutions.

Alex Grigg (b. 1987) graduated from Queensland College of Art in 2008. After working as an animator / designer for varying companies in Australia in Europe, he was invited to join an independent animator's collective Late Night Work Club in 2013. 'Phantom Limb,' a work that he produced there, won the Young Director's award at Cannes Lions, and the Special Jury Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, amongst other awards, in 2014.

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Phantom Limb

His project overview is "In My Bones", a film that follows a relationship between a skeleton and his flesh.

The two lead a normal life during the day living as one human, but by night the skeleton leaves his flesh to roam the streets searching for a way to replace the partner he was born to. The film would be created with a combination of digital hand drawn and traditional hand drawn elements.


Anna Budanova (b. 1988), graduated from the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts in 2011. While enrolled, she participated in varying movies as an animator / art director.

Her debut film, 'The Wound' won the Special Jury Award for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2013, the Special Prize for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2014, the Grand Prize for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, and many other awards

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The Wound

Her project  is a film based on an ancient legend taking place at an Scandinavian shore, where the souls of people who have drowned changes its shape into a monster. The film would be created by hand drawn 2D animation.

Natalia Chernysheva (b. 1984) graduated from the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts.

After working mainly as an animator for several animation films, her debut film 'Snowflake' won the Grand Prix for the Sofia International Animation Film Festival 2013, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize for the 30th Annual Chicago International Childern's Film Festival, and many other awards. She has studied in France at La Poudriere since 2012, and directed 'Friends' as her graduation film in 2014.

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Friends

Her Tokyo project is "Lace Maker". A film depicting the life of a spider, who his values had been flipped over by the wondrous laced world created by an old lady, after living a trivial life consisted only of capturing flies.

The film would be made in hand drawn 2D animation, with the incorporation of various traditional Japanese art forms.

 

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