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Yamamura Koji

“Inner voice” into embody

Animation is the act of drawing the inner voice, that are emotions, thoughts, concepts, spirits, etc., using the movement of light and shadow and sound.
In this video I talk about what I have thought in the process of creation through the process of making several works from filmography for the past 34 years.


Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts.
Born in 1964. During the 1990s, He was making films for children, “Pacusi”, “Bavel’s Book” and so on. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short, “Mt. Head” (2002) had 6 grand prizes and selected 100 Films for a Century of Animation. “Franz Kafka’ s A Country Doctor” (2007) had 6 grand prizes, and his films were awarded more than 100 prizes. He has been selected as the 2 place at 25 top short animated films directors over the last 25 years in 2021.He is also active as a picture book author for “Viva Vegetables (Oyaoya Oyasai)”, “Parade” and so on.
A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a sub-chairman of the Japan Animation Association and a member of the board of directors of ASIFA.

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