The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015 (TAAF2015) is an international animation film festival that aims to promote animation and was held at TOHO CINEMAS Nihonbashi from March 19th to March 23rd. In addition to the judging in this competition, the announcement of the “Anime of the Year”, the mention of the “Achievement Award”, as well as the “Anime d’Or”, the festival was also screened many other animation films that were invited and hosted other special events. Almost all of the screenings, which includes the judging in the competition, were available for anyone to attend.
The Competition is open to animation films completed after January 1st, 2013 that have not yet been released to the box office regardless of whether they are professional or amateur films. Films over 60 minutes long participate in the Feature Film and films under 30 minutes participate in the Short Film.
This year, there were 21 Feature Film submissions and 1206 Short Film submissions from more than 60 regions and countries around the world. At this year’s event, the judges have chosen the following films:
Director: Tomm Moore
Best Film Award
Directors: Alexandre Heboyan, Benoit Philippon
The Grand Prize winner, Song of the Sea (original title) was also awarded the Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Prize
Mi ne mozem zhit bez kosmosa (We can’t live without cosmos)
Director: Konstantin Bronzit
Best Film Award
Director: Julien Bisar
Director: Sarah Saidan
Special Jury Prize
My Stuffed Granny
Director: Effie Pappa
The Grand Prize winner, Mi ne mozem zhit bez kosmosa was also awarded the Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Prize.
The Audience Choice Award
Sicigorousawa un Cironnop
Directed by Sugihara Tune