The 2016 New York Asian Film Festival has announced that it will screen Keiichi Hara and Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai anime film and Studio 4°C’s Tekkonkinkreet anime film.
Miss Hokusai previously won the Jury Award in the Official Feature Film Competition at the 39th Annecy International Film Festival in June 2015; the Sequences Award for best Asian feature film, the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film, and the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film at the 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2015; the Best Animated Feature Film award at the 48th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in October 2015; Best Animated Feature Award at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards in November 2015; and Best Animation Film Award at the Mainichi Film Awards in February 2016.
Additionally, Keiichi Hara won Digital Content Expo’s Asiagraph 2015 Tsumugi Prize for the film in September 2016. The film was also nominated for Animation of the Year by the Japan Academy Prize Association.
The screening for Tekkonkinkreet commemorates the film’s 10th anniversary. The film won Best Original Story and Best Art Direction at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair, and was also awarded Animation of the Year in 2008 by the Japan Academy Prize Association. Director Michael Arias will be in attendance at the festival.
The New York Asian Film Festival will run from June 22-July 5, 2016 at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater, and July 6-9, 2016 at the SVA Theatre.