Photo/Illutration(c) Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, center, attends the awards ceremony for the competition program of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017. (Provided by the Tokyo metropolitan government)

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2019 will be held in the capital’s Ikebukuro district on March 8-11, with four titles nominated for Feature Animation awards and 31 up for prizes in Short Animation.

This year, 20 films were submitted for the Feature Animation category from 15 countries and regions.

The four nominated features are “Another Day of Life,” a Polish-Spanish-Belgian-German-Hungary film co-directed by Raul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow; “Underdog” by Oh Sung-yoon and Lee Choon-bae from South Korea; “Captain Morten and the Spider Queen,” an Estonian-Irish-Belgian-Britain production directed by Kasper Jancis; and “Pachamama,” a French-Luxembourg-Canadian film directed by Juan Antin.

Thirty-one works were selected from 773 Short Animation category submissions, which surpassed the number of shorts submitted last year.

They are grouped in three slots. Slot 1 has 11 titles, including Tsuneo Goda’s “Mogu & Perol.” Tomoki Misato’s “My Little Goat” is among 10 titles in Slot 2 and Yoshiki Imazu’s “Fluffiction” is one of 10 works in Slot 3.

Visit the TAAF’s official website at (https://animefestival.jp/en/).

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