Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed its winners for this year’s festival. Masaaki Yuasa and Science SARU’s Ride Your Wave film won the “Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation” award for Best Animated Feature, while Fuminori Kizaki and Polygon Pictures’ Human Lost film won the “Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation” award as a Special Mention.
Ride Your Wave opened in Japan on June 21, 2019 and ranked at #9 in its opening weekend. The film won the Best Animation Film award at the Shanghai International Film Festival’s Golden Goblet Awards in June 2019.
FUNimation Entertainment will screen the Human Lost film in theaters in the United States in Fall 2019 before it opens in Japan. The anime is scheduled for global release in October and November of 2019. Anime Expo screened the North American English-subtitled premiere for the film. Human Lost also screened out of competition at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2019.