Magazine article Screen International

Busan: Japan's Studio Ghibli Named Asian Filmmaker of the Year

Magazine article Screen International

Busan: Japan's Studio Ghibli Named Asian Filmmaker of the Year

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Studio Ghibli was founded by My Neighbor Totoro director Miyazaki and Takahata Isao, who directed recent Oscar-nominated animation The Tale Of Princess Kaguya.

Studio Ghibli has produced 21 films including Howl's Moving Castle and Berlinale Golden Bear winner Spirited Away, which also picked up the 2003 Oscar for best animated feature film.

BIFF organizers said: "Studio Ghibli has produced numerous masterpieces with an extended production period, providing a stable production system as well as training successors for the development of animations.

"The studio has also lefta significant mark through activities concerning environmental protection, peace, and the future of children."

To mark the occasion, BIFF is screening My Neighbor Totoro in the Open Cinema section and Takahata's Only Yesterday in the Wide Angle - Animation Showcase section.

Suzuki Toshio, chairman and producer at Studio Ghibli, will attend the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award ceremony. …

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