The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival awarded P.A. Works and Mari Okada’s Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms original anime film with the Children’s Jury Award. The festival took place from July 12-July 22, 2018 in Bucheon, South Korea.
The film is the directorial debut of anime screenwriter Okada.
Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms premiered in Japan on February 24, 2018 and Eleven Arts began screening the film in theaters in the United States and Canada beginning on July 20, 2018. U.K. anime distributor Anime Limited premiered the film in the U.K. and Ireland on March 4, 2018.