This is part of GLAS Animation Weekend
Japanese independent animators no longer rely on the reputation of film festivals for wide exposure. Retaining their own unique styles, Japanese directors branch into comics, commercials, music videos, and more. In this new era, independent shorts have become the place for artists to create their own unique worlds and nourish them. In this program, Chitose Airport Festival Director Nobuaki Doi provides us with an overview of this new era in Japanese independent shorts.