Israeli Animation Wins Excellence Award at Japan Media Arts Festival!

The 25th Japan Media Arts Festival selected the Grand Prize, Excellence Award, Social Impact Award, New Face Award, and U-18 Award in each of the four categories of Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga out of 3,537 entries from 95 countries and regions worldwide. From Israel, "Letter to A Pig" (directed by Tal Kantor) won the Excellence Award in the Animation Division. Various events, exhibitions and screenings will also be held.


The 25th Japan Media Arts Festival


Dates: Friday, September 16 - Monday, September 26, 10:00 - 17:00

Last admission at 16:30 / Closed on Tuesday, September 20

Venue: Miraikan (Odaiba, Tokyo)

Satellite venues : CINEMA Chupki TABATA, Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas, Cross Shinjuku Vision, Museum of Heterogeneous Nature and People

Admission : Free


Official Site


Film Outline:

"Letter to a Pig" (animated short film)

Director: Tal KANTOR [Israel]

Animation Division - Excellence Award



Screening information



Tal Kantor (Director)


Tal Kantor [b. 1988] is an award-winning animation filmmaker & visual artist.

Graduated with honors from the 'Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem', ‘where she currently lectures at the Screen-Based Arts Department.

In her works, Tal deals with the subject of Memory and uses a unique technique she has developed, which combines drawing, photography, video, painting, and animation.

Her short animated film "In Other Words" won 17 awards and was officially selected in more than 100 festivals worldwide.

Animation Director of the documentary feature film "ADVOCATE" (Emmy Award winner 2021, Oscar shortlist 2020).

“Letter to a Pig”, which won the “Excellence Award” at the Japan Media Arts Festival and The Best 1st Film Award at Animafest Zagreb (2022), is her debut film.


Filmography:


"Letter to a Pig" | 2022

“Advocate” [Art Director]| 2019

"In Other Words" | 2016

"Under The Small Sun" | 2015


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