Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You anime film won the Audience Award along with Zabou Breitman and Elea Gobbe-Mevellec’s The Swallows of Kabul film at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film’s screening at the festival on October 18, 2019 was the film’s United States premiere, with director Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura appearing in person.

The festival also hosted the North American premiere of the Children of the Sea film, the West Coast premiere of the Ride Your Wave film, and a screening of the Cencoroll Connect anime. Aside from Weathering With You, Children of the Sea and Ride Your Wave screened in competition. Children of the Sea director Ayumu Watanabe also attended the festival.

Source: ANN