The 2022 Ottawa International Film Festival has announced that Koji Yamamura’s Dozens of Norths anime film has won the Grand Prize for Feature Animation award. Atsushi Wada’s “Bird in the Peninsula” animated short won the Grand Prize for Short Animation and Sumito Sakakibara’s “lizuna Fair” won the award for Best Non-Narrative Short.
Dozens of Norths won the Excellence Award at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in March 2022. The film also won the Contrechamp award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2022.
OIAF 2022 took place from September 21-25, 2022 at multiple venues in Ottawa. Hiroyuki Mizoguchi’s Fluffy Hour: PuiPui & MuuMuu “Selfish GyuGyu” anime film competed in the Young Audiences Category for ages three and up, and Mari Miyazawa’s Konigiri-Kun Parasol anime film competed in the Young Audiences Category for ages seven and up.