A premium screening commemorating the 30th anniversary of the CG animation contest and the 10th anniversary of KYOTO CMEX was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) Kyoto Ekimae School, 6F Main Hall.In addition to the screening of selected masterpieces from the selected works of the past 10 years, there was also a lecture by Mr. Shunichi Yamamoto, a prize winner of the CG animation contest, who served as the original plan and director of "TIME DRIVER: The Future We Drew", which was produced in "Anime Tamago 2018", a project to foster young animators by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, which entertained the visiting animation fans and KCG students.
The CG Animation Contest is the most traditional contest for independently produced CG animation works in Japan, and has been held every year since 1989 under the management of Degas Corporation (Head office: 2-5-11 Nihonbashi-Nishi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Representative: Masaru Kamada).We have produced many talented people, and have produced the animated film "Your Name.The director Makoto Shinkai, the director of the TV animation "Kemono Friends" irodori Tatsuki, and the animation director of the NHK program "Biju Tune" Ryo Inoue have all been selected for the contest.
At the premium screening, starting with "Sekaikei Sekairon" (Somi Yamamoto), which was selected in the 2009 contest, some of the selected works from each year were screened, and the creators had an opportunity to explain their works on stage.
After the screening of "TIME DRIVER: The Future We Drew", Mr. Yamamoto gave a lecture.Mr. Yamamoto created his own animation while he was a student at Kyushu University, and received an honorable mention in a CG animation contest for "memory" in 2009 and an Honorable Mention for "Anemone" in 2011.Recently, he directed the part of "Hoshiiro Girl Drop" of "Poptepic" and "Kimi no Na wa.and "Ninja Batman", he is a young creator and director who will lead the future of the Japanese animation industry.
As for the merits of working independently, Yamamoto says, "I can experience all the animation processes, including directing, scriptwriting, storyboarding, drawing, CG, compositing, and editing, and gain comprehensive skills.If you participate in a contest, your work will be evaluated objectively, you will have friends and rivals, and it will often lead to self-confidence.I hope you will take up the challenge," he said. "It seems to take almost 10 years from the time you win a contest to the time your talent is recognized.But the popularity continues, with more than 60 TV animations produced in the fall 2018 school year (about three months), and in particular, directors from individual writers such as Makoto Shinkai are attracting attention.I hope you will all do your best," he said to the students who visited.
The CG Animation Contest Premium Screenings will be held in Yokohama on November 11, London on November 17 and 18, and other venues in Japan and abroad.