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A Letter to Momo wins Grand Prize at the NYICFF 2012

March 26, 2012

Hiroyuki Okiura's highly anticipated second directorial effort, A Letter to Momo won the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film at the New York International Children's Film Festival 2012, held in New York from March 2 to 25, 2012. The screening at NYICFF 2012 marked the movie's USA East Coast premiere.

NYICFF was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. Since its launch, the event has grown to become the largest festival for children and teens in North America, with a paid audience of over 20,000 attending the most recent event. Since 2000, all screenings have sold out in advance.

"A Letter to Momo is a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand drawn tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deep felt emotion and drama. The animation is superb throughout, from the painstakingly rendered serenity of the island's Shinto shrines to the climactic finale - that is the best flight of supernatural fancy since Spirited Away." (NYICFF)

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