New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015  31st October 2015 –3rd November 2015

31st October – 3rd November 2015 31st October – 3rd November 2015

Music Animation Competition

●31st October 12:00 Theater 1

This competition is for films with superior express ion in animation and music. The jury for Music Animation competition will select an award winner.

The Member of Special Jury


Ryo Fukawa

Ryo Fukawa was born on August 19, 1974 in Kanagawa Prefecture. He debuted as a comedian in 1994 while he was a student at Keio University. In 1998, he began his career as a musician under the name ROCKETMAN. He has also been active as a DJ, composer, and lyricist. Fukawa is the host of the radio program OTHERS, which airs every Saturday night on J-WAVE .He is also the main MC of “Goji-ni-Muchu” on TOKYO MX. Recently, he produced the song “Koi-wa-Okawari” for The Okawari Sister.


Miho Tanaka

Miho Tanaka, a model, was born in Tokyo in 1983. She now lives in Sapporo. Tanaka has been active as a model for a variety of fashion magazines including mina and MORE. Recently, she has appeared on TV and radio programs. In March of this year, Tanaka moved to Sapporo. She regularly appears on “Dosanko-Wide” (STV) and contributes to Sapporo’s town magazine, Poroco.


Takuya Oyama

Takuya Oyama is the representative director of the new Japanese entertainment website Natalie. He was born in 1971 in Sapporo and graduated from Hokkaido University’s Department of Literature. Since 1997, Oyama has been engaged in magazines and web medium. He founded Natasha, Inc. in 2005. Since 2007, he has run the company’s website, Natalie, which features daily news on four genres: music, comics, comedy, and movies.


Yakenohara "Relaxin"

Director : Saigo no syudan

2013 / Japan / 0:05:10 / saigo no syudan

Each room forms a unique world and has a different flow of time. Each of the objects in a room holds a memory, time, and character and in these tremendous memories there is a skin that contours the people who come in contact with them. In this film, we want to express the time that changes and circles endlessly while making flows, waves, and winds that exist together inside a cosmic space.


Saigo no syudan

Formed in 2009, Saigo no Shudan is the video team that aims to reawake ancient memories on people.


Karasu wa Masshiro "fake! fake!"

Director : Wataru Uekusa

2014 / Japan / 0:03:25 / SPACE SHOWER MUSIC CULTIVATE INC.

Music video for Karasu wa Masshiro's "fake! fake!"


Wataru Uekusa

Born in Chiba Prefecture. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. The graduation film "Tender March" won the New Talent Award at 15th Media Arts Festival in Japan. Now working as a freelance animation director and illustator.


Chatmonchy "Kokoroto Atama"

Director : nuQ

2015 / Japan / 0:03:27 / Ki/oon Music

Because she drinks too much juice, Futako’s head is pushed out of her body and escapes. Her body is deeply connected to her heart so her heart also escapes. Now, Futako is only a head, having lost her heart. Ichiro, while comforting her (head), tries to chase her (body).



Animation filmmaker and illustrator. Graduated from Tama Art University. Making movies for various media and illustration for various magazines and having exhibitions all around the world.


Vampillia "lilac (bombs Jun Togawa)”

Director : Toshikazu Tamura

2015 / Japan / 0:04:13 / ONIONSKIN

Music video for Vampillia's "lilac (bombs Jun Togawa)". An animation showing the passing time as a girl dies and is resurrected.


Toshikazu Tamura

Born in 1986. Graduated from Kyoto Zokei Art University. After entering Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010, he forned ONIONSKIN and quit the school.


The Synesthesia Ghost

Director : Atsushi Makino

2015 / Japan / 0:03:20 / RAINBOW ENTERTAINMENT

A puppet of a man falls in love with a puppet of a woman and chases her.

Atsushi Makino

Since 2006, Atsushi majored in Film and TV Graphics at UMPRUM (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague) in Czech Republic. It brought him a great opportunity to study puppet animation and hand-drawn animation under splendid professionals. After his studies abroad, he returned to Japan, and entered the Animation course in the Film and New Media department at Tokyo University of the Arts. Join P.I.C.S as a Director in 2015. He has been successfully building his career by creating a various range of works such as hand-drawn animations and music videos. Atsushi is currently acting as the Brand Ambassodor in his hometown, Fukui.


Director : Theodore Ushev

2015 / Canada / 0:04:20 / 9311-8990 Quebec Inc. / Les Productions Unité centrale / Bonobostudio

A surrealist journey through colours and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights.

Theodore Ushev

Theodore Ushev (1968) is an animator, graphic designer, illustrator and multimedia artist. He graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia and moved to Montréal in 1999 to explore new media and digital animation. He is the director of award winning films such as Gloria Victoria, Lipsett Diaries, Drux Flux, Tower Bawher and many others.

Kid 606 "B Minor"

Director : Jeanette Bonds

2015 / United States / 0:06:08 / GLAS Animation

This is a music video accompaniment to the release of Kid606’s new Album ”Recollected Ambient Works Vol. 1: Bored of Excitement.” This abstract film is a digital warped animation of an animated film consisting of sequenced images of all pages of the Oxford English Dictionary.


Jeanette Bonds

Jeanette Bonds is a writer and independent animator living in Los Angeles. She is co-founder and director of GLAS Animation, an animation festival and resource for, innovative, and independent animators across the globe. Her films have been featured at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, London, Seoul, Holland, and Melbourne International Animation Festival, and in 2014 was nominated for an Annie Award.


Royal Blood "Out of the Black"

Director : David Wilson, Christy Karacas

2015 / United States,United Kingdom / 0:04:13 / Colonel Blimp

An alien in a bunny costume robs a gas station.

David Wilson, Christy Karacas

David Wilson is a music video director based in Los Angeles, recently moving after formed his career in London over the past 6 years. He’s known for crossing disciplines between animation and live action, often combining the two to create something totally unique. David has created work for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Metronomy, Tame Impala, and gained a grammy nomination this year for his video for Arcade Fire, ’We Exist’.

Christy Karacas studied film and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been featured in festivals and screenings around the world including the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Deitch Projects, Galleri Loyal, Tribeca Film Festival, MTV’s ‘Cartoon Sushi’, Cartoon Network, Playboy and Vice Magazine. He co-created and directs ‘Superjail!’ on Adult Swim and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Dan Deacon "When I Was Done Dying"

Director : Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, Caleb Wood, KOKOFreakbean

2015 / United States, Canada, Japan / 0:05:45

Music Video for "When I Was Done Dying" by Dan Deacon


Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, Caleb Wood, KOKOFreakbean

Caleb Wood
CALEB WOOD is an independent animation artist and moving image enthusiast. He received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, and has since gone on to show work internationally and continue making animated films.

Masanobu Hiraoka
Born in 1986. Graduated from Momoyama high school (general education) in 2006. He then started to work but could not give up his dream : being an animator. He started to learn animation by himself and is a completely self-educated artist. He now lives and works in Tokyo as a free-lance animator in adverising or music video for clients such as UNIQLO. Next to this, he creates his own animations based on metamorphosis and strange or impossible motions he sets up in an unlikely reality.

KOKOFREAKBEAN was born on the edge of a boob-job in the cajoling bitch-slap of God’s first heavy flirtation with full-blown pedophilia. In plainer language, it was born in San Antonio, Texas. Its first memory took place at the devilishly tender and deep fried age of 4 and involves an iron, a goblin, and a door built into a wall several meters above the floor. During its childhood, it hit a neighbor with a bat while they were lying down on their driveway and it realized it was evil and it wanted to change. After several relapses, it can now honestly say that it is a sensitive human being.



Director : Mirai Mizue,Yukie Nakauchi

2014 / Japan / 0:03:38 / CaRTe bLaNChe

A baby bird flies around the world to transform.


Mirai Mizue,Yukie Nakauchi

Mirai Mizue
Born in 1981, Mirai Mizue studied animation at the Department of Graphic Design, Graduate School of Tama Art University. He creates many abstract animation shorts using “cell” and “geometric patterns” as motifs, and has been very active in the international film festival scenes.

Yukie Nakauchi
Born in 1989, Hokkaido Prefecture. Studied at Graphic Design Department of Tama Art University and graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts, Yukie Nakauchi is making films using characters with geometorical shape accompanying with music.



Director : Allison Schunik

2014 / United States / 0:08:30

Eager is a traditional, stop-motion and clay animation film ballet by painter/animator Allison Schulnik. It is a celebration of the moving painting.

Allison Schunik

Born in 1978 (San Diego, CA), Schulnik earned her BFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts. She has exhibited her paintings, film and sculpture at museums and galleries worldwide. Her films, which she has been making since the age of 17, have been screened and awarded at festivals around the world. The artist lives and works in LA.

YUKI "Sukitte nandarou...namida"

Director : ShiShi Yamazaki

2015 / Japan / 0:04:25 / KOTOBUKISUN Inc. / Sony Music Labels Inc. EPIC Records Japan

YUKI is an edgy and artistic Japanese musician. She has collaborated with many art directors and artists, and this time, ShiShi Yamazaki is the one. Yamazaki makes hand-drawn animations using the method of rotoscoping with watercolor-like visuals. She often uses herself as a motif and her works have been shown all around the world. In this music video, both YUKI and ShiShi become motifs and the result turns out to be a highly artistic achievement.


ShiShi Yamazaki

ShiShi Yamazaki has developed her practice hand-drawing animation, exploring painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, printmaking, and installation art as well as fashion and product design. Her works has been seen in commercial movie such as Prada and Shiseido. She lives in Tokyo, currently has been working on her lifelong project [Mask] , which she create a face mask every day.


I'm here

Director : Yukie Nakauchi, Chikara Uemizutaru

2015 / Japan / 0:06:00 / Graduate School of Film and New Media Tokyo University of the Arts

I don't know where to go but should go somewhere. I should aim at something. A drifting heart transforms endlessly but starts to run once it finds a goal.


Yukie Nakauchi, Chikara Uemizutaru

Yukie Nakauchi
Born in 1989, Hokkaido Prefecture. Studied at Graphic Design Department of Tama Art University and graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts, Yukie Nakauchi is making films using characters with geometorical shape accompanying with music.

Chikara Uemizutaru
Born in 1990, Chiba Prefecture. Studying at Ph.D course of Division of Musicology and Music Studies, Graduate School of Mucis, Tokyo University of the Arts. Making a research on the method of composition of music in the field of American cartoon animation.


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