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91 President of the Jury WATANABE Ayumu for BIAF2021 2021-06-03 08:53

Director WATANABE Ayumu knows as Children of the Sea is to be a President of the Jury for the 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2021), which will be held this year from October 22 to 26, 2021.

BIAF2020, Grand Prize, Children of the Sea presents a metaphorical illustration of human birth and death by using diverse elements such as water, womb, motherhood and children. The film that depicts the connections between humanity and nature, with a mesmerizing imagery of aquatic life and cosmic mystery, now that humanity is approaching a dead-end while abusing the nature.

WATANABE Ayumu was in charge of the original painting of Howl's Moving Castle, and directed numerous theatrical versions of Doraemon. He also directed TV series such as Mysterious Girlfriend X, Space Brothers and After the Rain.
In addition, BIAF2021 poster and trailer directed by WATANABE will be released soon.

From October 22 to 26, BIAF2021, Offline Festival at Bucheon City, S. Korea. ( (*Short Film due by end of June. Feature Film due by July)