Mirai Mizue

East Asian Cultural Exchange Envoy FY2018
Mirai Mizue
Animation Film maker
  • Worked in Korea
  • Active Period:From January 11 to 20, 2019
  • Birthplace:Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Birth:July 14, 1981
  • Academic background:Completed the program of the Tama Art University Graduate School of Art and Design Department of Graphic Design

Born in 1981, Mirai Mizue studied animation at the Department of Graphic Design, Graduate School of Tama Art University. He creates many abstract animation shorts using “cells” and “geometric patterns” as motifs and has been very active in the international film festival scenes. His works have been nominated in all four major animation festivals – Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb and Hiroshima. His work “DEVOUR DINNER” won the Semi Grand Prize at Animadrid 2009 (Spain). Also, “MODERN No.2” was officially shown for the first time at the 2011 Venice International Film Festival and received the SACEM Award (an award for best music) at the 2012 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The world premiere showing of “WONDER” was at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and the film won the “CANAL+Creative Aid Award (An award from a French TV broadcasting station ) at the 2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Also in 2014, “WONDER FULL!!,” an omnibus film of his past short animation films, was shown in 15 movie theaters nationwide in Japan.

Mr. Mizue was a judge for the Feature Films selection at the 2013 MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival (Portugal), where he also held a retrospective and a lecture. He served as an international selection committee member of HIROSHIMA2012 and SICAF2010 (Korea), and also as a jury member at the 17th – 22nd Student Campus Genius Contest in Japan. He is a co-founder of “CALF,” an independent label, and has released the DVD collection of his works from the label. Also, he is a member of the organizing committee and curator of a short animation festival “TOKYO ANIMA!” that has been held annually since 2010 on the occasion of the Roppongi Art Night.

Currently, Mr. Mizue is producing his first feature film based on “Saiyuki (Journey to the West).”

【Major awards, etc.】

2014 World premiere showing of “WONDER” at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
The above film won the CANAL+Creative Aid Award (An award from a French TV broadcasting station ) at the 2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
2011 “AND AND” won the Best Prize in Music Video category at the 2012 International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (Czech Republic).
2011 World premiere showing of “MODERN No.2” at the 2011 Venice International Film Festival (Italy)
The film won the SACEM Award (an award for best music) at the 2012 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
2010  “PLAYGROUND” was nominated for an award at the 2012 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France).
2010  “MODERN” won the Special Encouragement Award (Semi Grand Prix) at the 2010 Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables.
2009  “JAM” won the Special Artistic Award at the 2009 ANIMANIMA International Animation Festival (Serbia).
2008  “DEVOUR DINNER,” won the Semi Grand Prize at the Animadrid 2009 .

 

【Website】https://miraifilm.com/

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