Anime News Network is reporting that the “Kick-Heart” anime short was the runner-up in the “Drawn and Quartered: Animated Shorts” category at Texas’ 2013 Fantastic Fest. The short came in second to “The Sad House” by Sofia Catalina Carrillo Ramirez.

“Kick-Heart” premiered in Tokyo in May 2013, and then was shown in competition at Annecy in France in June 2013. The film was also screened at Anime Expo 2013, and then screened at Montreal’s 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival, where it won Best Animated Short Film. The short was also shown at Laemmle’s Royale Theatre in Los Angeles in July 2013 with the intention of qualifying for an Oscar nomination.

Source: ANN