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A Letter to Momo awarded Excellence Prize at the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival

December 15, 2011

Hiroyuki Okiura's second feature film, A Letter to Momo was awarded with the Excellence Prize in the Animation Division of the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival (2011).

Thirteen Production I.G works received recognitions in the past editions. In 2000, Blood: The Last Vampire (director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo) was awarded with the Animation Division Grand Prize, and in 2002, Episode 2 of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (director: Kenji Kamiyama) received the Excellence Prize in the same category. In 2004, both Innocence (director: Mamoru Oshii) and Otogi Zoshi (director: Mizuho Nishikubo) were nominated Jury Recommended Works, and so were Junichi Fujisaku's TV series Blood+ and Kenji Kamiyama's Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man in 2005. In the 10th edition, I.G was double awarded with Solid State Society (Jury Recommended Work, Animation Division) and the bisque doll reproducing D'Eon de Beaumont (from Kazuhiro Furuhashi's TV series Le Chevalier D'Eon), appointed Jury Recommended Work in the Entertainment Division. In the 11th edition, Kenji Kamiyama was greeted with two Jury Recommended Work recognitions for Solid State Society (for the second consecutive year) and Guardian of the Spirit. In 2008, Mamoru Oshii's The Sky Crawlers was nominated Jury Recommended Work along with Naoyoshi Shiotani's Tokyo Marble Chocolate. In 2009, Shinsuke Sato's feature film Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror and Kenji Kamiyama's Eden of the East were nominated Jury Recommended Works.

Started in 1997, the Japan Media Arts Festival is a "Contest" that praises creative media art works utilizing the latest expression technology, and it is also a "Festival" that supports creative activity and broadly presents various art works. At the same time, the event is promoting the development of media arts in Japan by providing the opportunities of appreciation, such as Exhibitions and Sanctioned Events.

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