Private Project

Iizuna Fair

In the midst of the frenzy night a man finds himself lost in the crevasse of time.
It was not the grotesque beings nor the monsters, but it was he who "was here, but wasn't here".
He was the phantom.
Buried under memories full of inhibition and promises that never kept - words washed up on the shore - time keeps him at a distance from the "place" .
And he hears poems coming on the waves from the other side ryhming and lapping against the shore.

A 360° scope video Installation commissioned by Nagano Art Museum.

  • Sumito Sakakibara
    Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    飯縄縁日
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Art, Video installation
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Nagano Art Museum, Video Installation show
    Nagano
    Japan
    April 10, 2021
    Nagano, Japan
    Permanent exhibition/ collection
  • T-Short Festival

    Estonia
    Best of the best
  • Big Cartoon Festival 2021
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Best Non-Narrative Animated Film
  • XV. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    1st prize, animation category
  • Animation festival of Roanne

    France
    Experimental Grand Prix
  • International animated film festival TOFUZI

    Georgia
    Best Technique Award
  • Animasyros Animation Festival.

    Greece
    TV & Commissioned jury prize award
  • CINETORO EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

    Colombia
    Best experimental animation project
  • Happy Valley Animation Festival

    United States
    Winner, Experimental Animation
  • Insomnia animation festival 2022

    Russian Federation
    The Special Prize of the Jury
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival
    Ottawa
    Canada
    Best Non-Narrative Short
  • Paris International Animation Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    Atmosphere Award
  • Weird Market

    Spain
    Best International short
Director Biography - Sumito Sakakibara

Born in Hokkaido, 1980. Lives and works in Nagano

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Director Statement

Poetry that doesn't rhyme.
Painting that moves.